Month: August 2019

What is pay in lieu of notice (PILON)?

What is pay in lieu of notice (PILON)?

Pay in lieu of notice, or PILON, is when an employee is dismissed and receives a compensation payment instead of working their notice period. The payment is designed to reimburse the individual for the portion of salary or wages lost due to not working their notice....

How to manage staff holidays

How to manage staff holidays

How do you manage multiple holiday requests fairly when everyone wants annual leave at the same time? This is just one of the hundreds of questions we get around staff holidays every day. What about if you really don’t want people booking holiday around Christmas? Or...

Phased return to work after sickness

Phased return to work after sickness

When an employee has been off work with long-term sickness it's sometimes beneficial for them to make a gradual, phased return to work instead of jumping straight back in with their full contractual hours and duties. A phased return to work might involve: a shorter...

Get the best out of return to work interviews

Get the best out of return to work interviews

The return to work interview is one of those meetings that's all too tempting to skip over. Chances are you’re more stretched than usual as a result of your employee's absence and you're keen for them to get stuck back into their work. Back to work interviews can...

A guide to data protection for small businesses

A guide to data protection for small businesses

A recent survey carried out by GDPR.EU revealed that only 36% of small business owners believe that their organisation is mostly compliant with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) passed in May 2018. We know that when you’ve already got a lot on your plate,...

Managing HR in financial planning

Managing HR in financial planning

Jeremy Carver is Finance Manager for Beckford James, a Chartered firm that offers quality financial planning. Since starting with citrusHR, Jeremy has seen an improvement in efficiency due to the time-saving software and access to a team of expert HR Support...

A guide to HR outsourcing for small business

A guide to HR outsourcing for small business

Are you a small business owner struggling over whether to outsource your HR? We've put together this guide to explain what outsourcing HR involves, how to do it and what the benefits are for employers. In the guide we'll cover: What is HR outsourcing Why outsource HR...

What is TOIL and how does it work?

What is TOIL and how does it work?

Time off in lieu, or TOIL, is when an employee works pre-approved overtime and receives compensatory time off for the same amount. For example, if an individual works an extra two hours one day with their manager’s approval, they can then “bank” those two hours to...

What’s a probation period and why are they important?

What’s a probation period and why are they important?

The realisation that you may have made a bad hire is an unsettling one. Maybe the individual is turning out to be very different to how they came across in their interview. Or perhaps they professed to have more skills and experience than is proving to be the case. It...