Checklist for annual leave entitlement:
- Benchmark your annual leave allocations against other organisations
This ensures that your offering is competitive and will attract the highest standard of applicant. This review involves a comparative analysis using factors such as industry sector, UK region and organisation size.
Ensure policies are in place for purchase and sale of annual leave, this supports with employee flexibility, making your organisation more attractive to potential applicants.
- Tracking annual leave entitlements
Monitoring should be in line with your leave entitlement period, so that at any one time any employee/worker can view outstanding leave or a summary taken. It is imperative to calculate the entitlement for leavers ensuring final salaries are accurate upon termination of employment. This will help to avoid costly clawback arrangements or potential legal action.
- Calculate accrued annual leave across different types of employees/workers
This is especially important if you engage a variety of personnel as different groups have different rights and employer responsibilities.
- Manage holiday pay during sickness
Calculations should detail; the accrued entitlement of workers on long-term sick leave, those who fall sick while on holiday and those who decide to take holiday while off sick.