Every Small Business owner dreads those famous words ‘can I book annual leave please’. It’s hard enough running a small business without the added pressure of having staff take holidays, especially if you are very small company. Having just one person on annual leave can mean that you have lost a third, or even half of your workforce, and to top it all off, they want two weeks’ holiday not one!!
Joking aside, running a small business and managing the holiday season can be difficult. Of course you want your staff to take their annual leave, they’ve certainly earned it, and you want your staff to spend quality time relaxing and enjoying life, but business doesn’t stop so what do you do?
I have been in this position more than once, as a partner in a business and since growing my team and taking on staff. I have come up with a few little hints and tips that I hope may help, happy reading!