“Money doesn’t grow on trees, you
need to go out and get a job” are words I’m sure my fellow teenagers can say
they’ve heard more than once when complaining about needing money. Although for
those of us that are ambitious enough to want to work, it’s not easy. The
elusive ‘summer job’ is incredibly difficult to secure and schools need to do
more to prepare us for the real world. I’ll be honest, I’m blessed to have a
mother that works in human resources however, it shouldn’t have been up to her
to teach me how to write a basic CV.
client of mine has recently suffered the consequences of poor holiday
management processes. Often my clients have too many employees off or
requesting leave at the same time as a major bugbear,
particularly during the summer months. These issues are relatively easy to
manage by ensuring holiday leave policies are robust and time bound and outline
fully any mandatory shutdown periods or peak time clauses restricting holiday.
But what happens when employees refuse to take their annual leave? As a contractual clause I often encourage my
clients stipulate that holidays not used in the year it is accrued cannot be
taken forward and therefore they will lose their holiday
entitlement; if there are no extenuating circumstances such as long term ill
I had the great pleasure of
meeting the most incredible business woman this week. Ellie Goff the
Owner/Director of Butterfly Lodge Education also known at Wellies On is the
embodiment of today’s women in business.
After a successful teaching
career Ellie brought her dream into reality when Butterfly Lodge a 40
acre care farm based in Abberton opened its doors. Their qualified teachers
combined with Occupational Therapists provide a therapeutic and educational
approach to learning. The farms service users have the opportunity to get
involved with worthwhile, meaningful activities which stimulate the mind and
keep the body active as well as leading to recognised qualifications.