Parental Leave Letter (Adoption)

Model letter for employers to acknowledge notification of adoption leave. This letter should be used when only the statutory levels of leave and pay are provided. (Employer must respond within 28 days of receipt of employees’ notification). Date: Dear [name of employee], Congratulations and thank you for telling me that you will be adopting a child.  I am writing to you about your adoption leave and pay. As we have discussed, you are eligible for 52 weeks’ adoption leave / you are not eligible for adoption leave [delete as appropriate].  Given your chosen start date of [insert date], your adoption leave will end on [insert date].  If you want to change the date your leave starts you must give me the correct notice, if at all possible.  Please contact me if you wish to discuss this. If you ... »

Is 2010 the year SMEs Fully Embrace Cloud Computing?

Overview A year or so ago, the term “cloud computing” was by no means mainstream. While it has certainly been a topic favoured among IT professionals for the last few years – the so-called “next big thing” in technology that could spur a whole new decade of growth – it was only in the latter part of 2009 that it started to gather pace and enter day to day business vocabulary. As early as 2008 small businesses had began to take note of cloud computing, but how seriously were they taking it? It’s one thing to be aware and excited by a new technology, but it’s another thing to run your business on it. To shed some light on this matter, Easynet Connect commissioned research to determine how seriously SMEs were taking the cloud at the end of 2008.... »