Michael Metcalf

Michael is a writer for Timetastic. He writes about HR, small businesses and taking time off work.

Manchester

32 posts

Can employees take holidays during their notice period?

In theory - yes - employees can claim holidays during their notice period, but it depends on the individual's circumstances and the terms of their employment contract.…

Michael Metcalf

What is Additional Maternity Leave?

For those who are pregnant, knowing what leave they're entitled to when their baby is born is important. And managers need to know where they stand on this important topic, too.…

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Can managers refuse a holiday request?

Employers and employees often wonder can a holiday request be refused? The answer is yes, but they need to make sure they've got a valid reason for doing so...…

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Befriending simplicity with b:Friend

Bingo is Bull****’. b:Friend are tackling the loneliness epidemic in older people with rock 'n' roll dance sessions, spoken-word recitals, and water-based graffiti art.…

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Does everyone have to be passionate about their job?

You can't force someone to love their work, but if workers can be more connected to the goal of the company, are they more likely to do the job better?…

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Taking action on distraction: surviving always-on communication

You’re deep in the zone, concentrating hard - when suddenly, ping! Your phone buzzes, beeps and lights up. How do we survive the culture of always-on communication?…

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How much data are you willing to share with your employer?

Companies are now starting to seek data about their workers’ professional and personal lives. Data collection is always useful - but can it go too far? How much data is too much?…

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Company culture should be fluid, not fixed

A look at company culture and the notion that it shouldn't be a fixed state, it should be something that develops and gets better over time.…

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Can you dismiss an employee on sick leave?

It’s an unfortunate part of doing business, but from time to time, people need to be let go. This can be the case even when they’re away on sick leave.…

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