The recurrent problem of staff holiday planning at Christmas
We all experience the lead up to Christmas in the office with Secret Santa, Christmas parties and formidable hangovers. However there are associated problems effecting business operations - most notably high levels of staff absences due to ineffective holiday planning, as staff clamber to take holiday time owed to them by the end of the year.
With the holiday season almost upon us, many of the more commercially astute business owners are lamenting the annual costs of increased staff absence and poorly planned holiday requests over the Christmas period. “How can we stop our employees taking so many holidays in December? This is ruining our sales forecasts and business pipeline for the final quarter.”
Additionally, HR teams are faced with noticeable increases in workload – calls from staff who are unaware of how much holiday entitlement they have remaining; emails about the dates of the Christmas shutdown of the office; staff requesting last-minute holidays in order to finish the Christmas shopping.
Enter the era of web-based absence management systems. Self-service portals for holiday booking and centralised data make it extremely easy for effective holiday planning with staff being far more aware of how many holiday days they have remaining throughout the year.
Web-based absence management solutions streamline planned and unplanned absence procedures, improve workforce planning, and actively reduce absenteeism. Managing absence is a time-consuming task, which is prone to error – the use of a centralised web-based system allows these errors to be eradicated, whilst speeding up the absence management and holiday planning processes.
Absence management is an issue for all businesses, and the web-based solution is particularly important for companies with workforce based in numerous locations, as well as organisations that adhere to flexible working procedures. As long as staff can get online, they are able to use the holiday planning system!
e-days is the market-leading web-based absence management solution. It’s an incredibly easy-to-use system that significantly streamlines the absence management process making HR problems of booking staff holiday a thing of the past. e-days requires no software or hardware to be uploaded to PCs - all that is required is a web browser. As a result, e-days is implemented quickly and efficiently with no disruption to the client.
“Businesses and HR professionals are beginning to take staff absence extremely seriously,” says Nick Russell of e-days. “It’s no surprise that so many clients are requesting to have e-days up and running before the New Year as it means an end to perennial problems and associated business disruption.” Nick adds, “In the current economic climate, business processes are being streamlined and efficiency needs to be optimised – effective staff absence management lies at the crux of this, and e-days is providing our clients with a very cost-effective solution. e-days seems to be at the right place at the right time”
Visit our website to request a demonstration of e-days absence management, or if you have any further questions, please contact Nick Russell directly at e-days – email@example.com – 01159 500 101
Dec 2009 (Press Release)