As a business owner, you have a responsibility to ensure your customers get the products and services they need on schedule. However, your obligation doesn’t end there. Companies also have a responsibility to the men and women in their employ.
As the holidays approach, it’s important to make sure your team remains productive without sacrificing their happiness at the happiest time of the year. Here are some of American StaffCorp’s tips for keeping your team and your customer base satisfied:
Discuss Vacations in Advance
It’s no secret that many employees like to take vacations over the holidays. However, not all businesses have the luxury of closing up for the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. To avoid emotional outbursts and anger, take time to discuss employees’ vacation plans well in advance of the holiday.
Allow Employees to Work From Home … With Exceptions
If your employees have busy workloads and family in town for the holidays, they might ask to clock in from home. Unfortunately, not all employees are equally successful when it comes to working outside the office. If you’re requiring teammates to work over the holidays, consider allowing work-from-home opportunities only on a case-by-case basis.
Host a Special Event
Just because your employees have to come in over the holidays doesn’t mean their days have to be all work and no play. Consider hosting a festive luncheon or footing the bill for a happy hour to make everyone’s day a little merrier. You can also give out holiday presents or bonuses, if your budget allows.
Contact a Staffing Company You Can Count On
Employers across Oklahoma know they can count on American StaffCorp to find the best workers for all their open positions. From full-time teammates to temporary employees to help out during the holidays, we can find qualified, prescreened candidates to meet your needs. To find out more about what we do, or set up an appointment with our recruiters, fill out a contact form. We look forward to guiding you through the holiday season and beyond.