Struggling to manage who’s off on annual leave – and when?
This graphic might help you create and publish a fair policy and implement a system to make sure everyone has their fair share of time off to relax and remain refreshed to do their job.
Having a great system and clear guidelines on requesting time off in place can streamline your process and lessen the burden on time-off approvers and enhance the experience for employees booking their holidays.
A good system will also log all the days taken and allow easy reporting on balances, give a good visual overview of who is out and when – plus work in tandem with wider HR software functionality.
This is especially vital in small businesses where time is more at a premium and compliance obligations have a higher relative cost.
A solid staff holiday planner system will instantly save time and money and lower tension amongst your team.
That said, good policy is still required, so here are some tips on implementing smart staff time off procedures:
Everyone deserves regular, stress-free breaks to maintain their appetite and satisfaction levels and ultimately productivity. If you are unsure of your current policies or making new policies, examine the law and your current contracts carefully and also check and clarify procedures relating to holidays in the previous year not taken due to sick or maternity leave.
Having an easy-to-view outlook of who’s off and when can smooth operations without the need for tedious, complicated spreadsheets and give the team an overview of the year ahead without guesswork or the need for the subterfuge and illicit conversation at the water cooler to gin intelligence of who’s planning to be away during busy times.
With some notice from a good system offing a clear overview you can plan ahead for part-time staff to cover busy time and hopefully save the significant costs of last-minute cover.