You might consider giving your hardest workers or high achievers the days off when deciding a system of fairness. This could include who stay later or take pay cuts when the company is struggling.
Don’t be reactive…
To conclude, reactive policies don’t please anyone – you need to set expectations early. At the beginning of the year, you need to review your department’s strategic plans and tell everyone about important dates on which employees must be present.
By encouraging employees to use their leave and not build it up, as well as setting a good example yourself, you’ll create an acceptance amongst your workers that they need to manage their time wisely.
Stuart (MCIPR) is a trained journalist, writer and marketer with ten years' experience in B2B, public sector and employee communications. A former marketing consultant and agency client-lead, Stuart is responsible for communications and content at Moorepay.