Time off is vital to both employees and employers. When handled improperly, time off can have a huge impact on business operations. As an HR manager, you have to ensure that your firm runs smoothly and employees remain happy. Having a clearly defined leave evaluation system can help.
Encouraging employees to plan their time off well in advance can save you from a lot of chaos. Set deadlines for when employees can submit their time off requests. If you receive multiple time off requests, allow individual team managers to handle the final decision. These managers may have a better idea about the time off needs of their employees. If you have to reject a time off request, convey it as kindly as possible to avoid any resentment. If possible, allow employees to work from home when they have the resources to finish their work away from the office.
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