As a manager, you're not a doctor but you do still have some responsibility in taking care of them. Ignore staff welfare at your peril.
Guidance: How to calculate holiday pay for casual workers.
Having your team work with a proper rota is a great way to make sure you don't get left up a certain creek without a paddle. It helps you prioritise your clients, customers, and projects. It also allows your staff to have some flexibility in their personal and working lives.
Moving towards being a paperless office is a step in the right direction. Where to start? How about replacing holiday request forms with an online alternative.
It’s a busy morning in the office, thrown into chaos because the printer won’t work. There’s only one person to fix it. Dave the IT guy is the man who understands - but he’s been off sick. Nightmare. What can you do?
Getting sick during annual leave is the last thing anyone wants, but it happens. As a manager, knowing ahead of time how to deal with this type of leave overlap, including what the law says, will make managing it a piece of cake.
Knowing how to handle employees who are off with work-related stress means you can make their lives easier when they’re going through a tough time, and might help them back to work sooner, too. It’s a win-win situation.
Part of the challenge of handling sick leave is in knowing what to do if someone continues to work while signed off. Legally, there’s nothing stopping them, but the law is only one small part of the story.