How to manage your employees holiday leave this summer

Ever found yourself in this situation?

The mumbles start. Tempers flare. “Why can’t I take my leave? I’m entitled to it,” are the cries you hear as the HR manager. Sigh! If only they understood that 3 other people applied for leave months ago for the same period. Approving more leave applications would send the office into chaos!

If the answer is yes, you are not alone! Managing holiday leave can throw you into a tizzy. Take a deep breath. There’s a solution. Before you blow a blood vessel, here are some tips that you can use to fairly allocate leave.

  1. Discuss annual leave each year
  2. Create and consistently implement a leave application policy
  3. Win the battle
  4. Communicate!

You could also use myhrtoolkit to manage your holiday. Our online employee holiday approval is quick and seamless – no more spreadsheets, leftover leave or complex calculations. Instead, everything is automated and each employee can access their own holiday information, as well as that of their team, so they can plan and request their leave sensibly.