Absence Management

When should your holiday year start?

holiday years

I came across an interesting debate on LinkedIn this week on the pros and cons of starting the holiday absence year at different periods of the year. Since it’s topic we often discuss with our customers, we thought we’d pitch in with our views—and some insight into how the Cezanne HR system can help make managing […]

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5 ways to deter your staff from ‘pulling a sickie’


We’ve all done it – whether it’s due to a drizzly, grey morning, or a restless night’s sleep, pulling a sickie is something we’re definitely not a stranger to. While there certainly may be days where it’s genuinely best to stay at home, rather than infecting colleagues, there might be other days when someone just can’t […]

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Sun, Sea and Self-Service

Working in HR, I’m sure you’re aware of the benefits of employee self-service for you. Less time wasted on data entry, or answering endless questions from colleagues about holiday entitlements, sick days taken or processes that need to be followed. But how does it feel from the employee’s perspective? Here’s my take on holiday management […]

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Successfully managing sabbaticals and extended leave

Offering the option of extended leave – whether that’s a career break, sabbatical or simply additional time off – is increasingly popular for businesses of every size. It provides the opportunity to hang on to talented staff who might otherwise leave, and can means that staff return to work better skilled and better motivated.   […]

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How to avoid Christmas leave conflict

The Christmas countdown has begun (37 days in case you’re wondering) and people’s thoughts are turning to how they are going to spend the festive season. It won’t be long before managers start to receive the annual avalanche of requests for leave over the holiday period. Holiday clashes are one of the biggest causes of […]

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Why taking holidays makes business sense

Which holiday camp do you fall into? Have you meticulously planned your annual leave, booking time off well in advance to make sure you make the use of every last drop of holiday? Or do you book holiday time into your calendar, only to cancel it because you’re too busy – and then find that […]

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