New eBook coming in November!

From the desk of Honeydew Director of Product, Inka Howorth: I began my work in the absence management sector in 2008. That’s a lot of years of HR discourse and I’ve met a lot of practitioners of all kinds in that time. I’ve also encountered many approaches to writing an absence policy. This puts me […]

Post-Brexit – what now?

Two weeks have passed since the Brexit vote. It has been a tumultuous time both in the UK and globally. The Prime Minister has resigned and the 2 leading characters of the leave campaign, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage have both stepped down. No one seems keen to take on the challenge of implementing the Brexit […]

MPs call for substantial reduction in tribunal fees

In June 2016 House of Commons Justice Committee of MPs released a report on Courts and tribunals fees. The report repeatedly chastised the Justice Ministry for not assessing the impact of the introduction of fees quickly enough. It was also highly critical of the Ministry for not making their data on the subject available to […]

Brexit – how will it affect employment law?

The big day of Brexit referendum is tomorrow 23rd June 2016. One of the popular arguments for voting to leave the EU has been excessive bureaucracy and regulation imposed on the UK by the common market. What is unclear is how things would change, should a Brexit take place. This uncertainty affects the HR field as […]

Our Day-1 call centre wins ‘Call Centre of the Year’

Ventrica, the call centre that delivers Honeydew’s Day-1 absence reporting lines has won a ‘Contact Centre of the Year’ award. Southend-based Ventrica won the prize in London & South East Contact Centre Awards 2016. Engage absence management software subscriptions can be packaged with a 24-7 telephone service so that employees can report their absence conveniently at any time […]

Shared parental leave is a win-win

In the UK, new rules about shared parental leave were introduced in April 2015 to encourage – or allow – dads to spend more time with their children. The Economist wrote last week that “giving new mothers a reasonable amount of time off work—the ILO recommends at least 14 weeks—increases women’s participation in the labour […]

Growth through productivity – our #1 aim

The Economist assessed Britain’s economic situation in the wake of the 2015 General Election results stating that “productivity growth has been the missing ingredient of Britain’s economic recovery. In 2014 output per hour worked was 1.3% lower than in 2011, and some 14% beneath its pre-crisis trend. Much like predictions of interest-rate rises, forecasts of a […]

HR Software Show 2014

Today, 19 June 2014, the HR Software Show opens at Kensington Olympia in London. At the show, running today and tomorrow, will be showcasing Engage, our class leading absence and holiday management Software as a Service (SaaS).