Tribunal fees to claimants to be scrapped

In July 2013, new fees were introduced to pursue disputes against employers in the tribunal courts to defer employees from lodging unfounded claims. Type A claims for sexual harassment, unfair dismissal and discrimination cost claimants £1,200. Type B claims to recover unpaid wages or holiday pay cost the employees £390. This has had a major […]

I’m going on holiday!

We all know that feeling of coming back from holiday to hundreds of unread emails. At Honeydew, we decided to do our little bit to reduce that burden. In Engage, you can now set holiday periods when alerts are diverted to someone else or suspended altogether. This is a part of our new personal preferences […]

Why we don’t promote the Bradford Factor

The Bradford Factor is a neat mathematical formula for calculating absence levels and triggering management action. It is focused on targeting frequent short-term absence, based on the principle that this type of absence is more disruptive to the workplace. The Bradford Factor formula is:

Another 10 out of 10!

Lunchtime tackles absence with Honeydew – client interview We recently asked Jillian Scotney HR Director from Lunchtime about their experience working with Honeydew. Lunchtime is schools contract caterer with schools across London, Cambridge shire and Norfolk. They have been using Honeydew’s system since January 2017.

Are you getting enough sleep?

According to a BBC documentary, UK is one of the most sleep deprived nations in the world. Over time the amount of sleep we get on average has been declining. These days many don’t get the recommended 7-8 hours per night.

Business case for Occupational Health

The Society of Occupational Medicine has published a report building the business case for Occupational Health (OH). Many employers are concerned about the cost of Occupational Health services but this report aims to show that effective use of OH adds real value.