It’s that time of year again, the school holidays are fast approaching and we’re all thinking about booking some annual leave to enjoy the summer, whether that be home or away! The only problem is that we’re all trying to go at the same time. And as the one making all the decisions here, that might put you in a bit of a tight spot.
Obviously, you want to keep everyone happy. You want to approve all their holiday requests. But you can’t… unless you want your business to go under.
Here’s what to do…
All your staff should have seen it, understand the process and know how to ask for time off. Don’t make it so complicated that they’re scared to ask for time off and make it clear that you will be flexible where possible.
If two or more people request the same time off, you can try to negotiate and find a compromise that works for everyone, or you can use the age old first-come, first-served system.
Whichever approach you take, make sure your employees know that’s how it works.
It can be a juggling act trying to keep everyone happy, but if you make sure everyone understands the process it can make things a little easier.
Above all, when the juggling is done, make sure to put on your out of office and enjoy some well deserved R&R!
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