Time off for expectant fathers

Did you know that from 1 October 2014, an expectant father will be entitled to unpaid time off for ante-natal appointments. 30% of fathers don’t take any time off before the birth of their child and the new legislation is aimed at encouraging fathers’ involvement with their children. Continue reading

Letter from Buffalo Skiver and avoiding work during the World Cup

Howdy, Cowboys! Greetings from the wide open prairies of Skivers. I thought I’d drop you a line to let you know how I was getting on. I’ll tell you one thing: things are definitely looking up in the world of Buff, yours truly, and that’s because the football World Cup starts next week!

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Our response to “5 reasons NOT to have an absence policy”

We recently came across an article that suggested it is sometimes better not to have an absence policy. The subject of criticism was strict attendance policies, which were said to breed discontent and be counter-productive to employee engagement among other things. Continue reading