• Should employers take commission, overtime, bonuses and extra allowances into account when calculating holiday pay?

    Yes, employers must take into account commission, overtime, bonuses and extra allowances when calculating holiday pay. From a practical point of view most employers should assume that many of the extra payments they regularly make to employees must be included when working out the appropriate amount of holiday pay. The extra elements only have to…
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  • Huge rise in employee calls about depression to major EAP.

    Depression ‘may overtake stress’ as biggest mental health issue at work A 40 per cent rise in calls about depression to a major employee assistance programme (EAP) suggests the condition is the fastest growing mental health concern for employers. An analysis of more than 22,250 calls to Canada Life Group’s EAP since 2010 revealed the…
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  • Poor employer brand ‘reduces prospective job candidates by half’.

    Survey finds job hunters value company reputation over pay and benefits  Employers who fail to build a strong, positive employer brand risk losing more than half of their prospective job candidates, research has found. A survey with more than a thousand employees, by professional networking site LinkedIn (LI), revealed that a company’s reputation was more important…
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