When utilised correctly, KIT days will allow you to keep in contact and maintain a relationship with staff who are spending a prolonged period away from work, making their eventual return a more seamless transition.
Individuals are able to use a maximum of 10 KIT days during any one period of leave without losing their entitlement to pay, or triggering the end of their leave. This full entitlement applies to all employees and will not differ depending on how many hours a week they are contracted to work.
It should be noted that any time an employee participates in work will qualify as one full KIT day, even if it’s just an hour. There are also no requirements on how close together the KIT days can be used, meaning your employees could choose to use them in two separate five-day blocks or space them out further.