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Think tank proposes increases to wages and annual leave to boost UK’s productivity

British think tank the New Economics Foundation (NEF) has proposed that minimum wages and statutory paid holiday entitlement be increased in order to improve the UK’s productivity. The Time for demand: Boosting productivity with public investment, minimum wages and paid holiday report, published in August 2019, suggested that bolstering wages and paid annual leave, as […]

Poll: 45% think using annual leave to recognise long service encourages engagement

Employee Benefits poll: More than four in 10 (45%) of Employee Benefits readers believe that annual leave should be used to recognise long service because it encourages employee engagement. A straw poll of readers, which received 154 responses, also found that 25% simply agreed that length of service could be recognised using annual leave, […]

Three-fifths cite having more than 28 days of annual leave as an important benefit

Approximately three-fifths (59%) of employees state that having more than 28 days of annual leave within their benefits package is important; however, only 36% of employers offer this, according to research by recruitment organisation Hays. The Hays salary and recruiting trends 2019 guide, which surveyed 7,820 employers and 14,889 employees, also found that 49% of […]

Indeed offers unlimited annual leave to support employee work-life balance

Global recruitment search engine Indeed aims to provide users with an exceptional experience finding new and exciting careers. With this insight into the world of employment, Indeed also grasps the importance of using both local and global benefits to engage and support its 7,400 employees worldwide. Bryan Chaney, director, global employer brand and talent attraction […]

Rhiannon Jenkins: What should employers do when employees’ annual leave plans are interrupted by sickness?

With summer fast approaching, many employees will already have organised their holidays and annual leave. Often, however, the best laid plans go awry. How should employers deal with requests from employees to cancel their pre-booked annual leave or retake holidays that have been interrupted by sickness? The leading case in this area, Pereda v Madrid […]

Annual leave and public recognition most popular awards

Annual leave and public recognition are the work-related benefits most likely to make employees feel loved at work, according to a survey of nearly 2,000 employees by Xexec, the award-winning provider of employee engagement and customer loyalty schemes. The results also found that employees wanted to be rewarded spontaneously and for good work, whilst also […]

EXCLUSIVE: 43% feel more appreciated when offered additional annual leave

EXCLUSIVE: More than two-fifths (43%) of respondents select additional annual leave as the work-related benefit that would make them feel most appreciated at work, according to research by Xexec. Its survey of 1,720 employees also found that 47% of respondents want to receive rewards spontaneously, compared to 38% who would like to receive rewards in […]

EU court rules workers are entitled to holiday pay for accrued annual leave

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that a retired worker can claim holiday pay for both unpaid or untaken annual leave accrued during his 13-year tenure. In the case, King v The Sash Window Workshop and Dollar, King worked as a window salesman on a self-employed, commission-only contract between 1999 and […]

Ryanair to change annual leave calendar

Ryanair is to change its calendar for annual leave from April to March to January to December from 1 January 2018. As a result of the change, the airline has had to allocate annual leave to pilots in September and October, leading to the cancellation of approximately 50 flights a day between 21 September and 31 October […]

Staff given annual leave to enjoy Game of Thrones premiere

Something for the weekend: Are you planning to stay up through Sunday night to watch the US season six premiere of Game of Thrones? The episode airs in the US at 9pm Eastern time on Sunday 24 April, which means UK fans wanting to take a first look will need to remain awake until 2am […]