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Christmas Recruitment and Payroll deadlines

24 Nov 2017

Submit documentation on time or earlier as we face higher than average pre-Christmas volumes

Christmas closure dates

Recruitment Advertising and New Appointments

In anticipation of higher than average pre-Christmas volumes, it would be very helpful if customers could submit fully completed documentation for any recruitment advertising by Monday, 11 December 2017. The final deadline in order to advertise on our website prior to the Christmas closedown will be Wednesday, 13 December 2017 at 5pm. If you are planning to advertise in external media please contact HR Services as soon as possible so we can confirm if any external media deadlines are affected by the Christmas and New Year period.

Hiring managers should also consider the impact of the Christmas break on response rates, as many potential candidates will be less active in searching for and making applications at this time of year. You may receive a better response to your campaign if you delay your advert to the New Year.

For further advice, please contact HR Services: ext 54499 / HRServices@manchester.ac.uk

New Starters

If you are a new starter to the University and your first pay date is December 2017, please note that the deadline for receipt of New Starter Acceptances is Wednesday, 6 December 2017. Any paperwork received after this date will not be processed until January 2018. Please see the relevant payroll cut-off dates for December/January below.

Christmas Payrolls 2017

The University Christmas Closure period is Saturday, 23 December 2017 until Tuesday, 2 January 2018 inclusive. As a result of this there are a number of changes put in place to enable payrolls to run smoothly. In line with previous years the ‘End of Month’ Payroll and ‘Weekly’ payrolls will be paid differently to other months in the year. Please see below the changes that will be put in place and what action is required from you to support with this change.

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