Earlier this month – Monday 6th February, to be exact – saw the nation embrace National Sickie Day. This coincided nicely with the Brexit white paper that accidentally claimed that British workers are entitled to 14 week holiday. These twinned occurrences got us thinking. How much does a holiday allowance affect an employee’s work? Would holidays affect a job offer? If not enough holiday days are on offer, have people ‘pulled sickies’ in order to get more time off?
Photos of former President Obama’s holiday, as well as the occurrence earlier this month of National Sickie Day, got us thinking. How much does our holiday allowance affect our work? Would a holiday allowance affect a job offer? If not enough holiday days are on offer, have people ‘pulled sickies’ in order to get more time off?
February is fast approaching, and it’s left us feeling almost nostalgic for January – almost, but not quite! But looking back at January does have its advantages: it can be useful in making predictions of how the year will go for both job seekers and companies looking to hire, in terms of vacancies, candidates, and salaries.
As we arrive bleary-eyed back at work in January, clutching the last box of mince pies and fumbling to put the kettle on, it can seem like this is the most uneventful time of the year. We at AF Selection, however, know that this is one of the best times to look for a new job or for a new employee.
When many candidates first approach us, they tell us they’re moving for a whole host of reasons, ranging from a long commute, to unsuitable company culture, to lack of development and progression, to work-life balance. Some feel that they have simply reached a ceiling and want a new challenge, or that they need to be pushed to achieve their long-term career ambitions. They very rarely touch on the main thing that drives most people to move – their salary.