Leave Management during the Holiday Season
by Magdalena Fladl, 21.12.2018
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” - and most certainly also the busiest time of the year. However, the Holiday Season can turn into a nightmare for both employers and employees when vacation time and PTO aren’t handled well. Here are some tips for easier and stress-free planning during the Holiday Season.
Time Off during the Holidays – Encourage your employees to plan early
It’s obvious that not all employees can be off at the same time and everybody should be aware of that. Make sure you encourage your employees to plan ahead, think about the upcoming Holiday Season and when they want to take some time off. You can use meetings to remind them or simply send an email. If your employees have a clear overview of the vacation policy and how the process of taking time off works, they probably won’t get as upset in case you can’t let them take their time off exactly when they want to.
Give clear reasons for refusals
If your employees have a clear overview of the vacation policy and how the process of taking time off works, they probably won’t get as upset in case you can’t let them take their time off exactly when they want to.
Use technology – Work remotely
If your profession allows it, offer your employees to work flexibly at home. There is nothing more rewarding than being trusted to work remotely and it will be very much appreciated by your employees.
Prepare for a decreased workforce
Plan ahead for the holiday season, especially the last week of the year. Make sure you don’t plan too many important meetings or deadlines when you know you are going to be understaffed.
Easier and stress-free planning
Christmas is almost here and everybody is looking forward to a short break before the new year at work starts. TimeTac’s Leave Management and Holiday Planner Software offers you all the features necessary for requesting and processing annual leave and vacation. Employees can easily request time off and the request will be sent to a manager for approval. Find out more about how TimeTac can benefit your business and try TimeTac for free: TimeTac Free Trial.