The end of the year is rapidly approaching, which means year-end goals, and the start of a new quarter for many businesses. As we head into the holiday season, many business owners and managers struggle with whether or not to give their employees time off for the holiday season.
Unless there is a specific reason why you can’t, you should consider giving them some time off. Here are a few reasons why.
It Improves Productivity
In the days and weeks leading up to the holiday season, employees are subjected to more and more distractions outside of work as they prepare for festivities with family and friends. When they anticipate having time off, they are usually more efficient with their time, which improves productivity. If reaching year-end goals is a top priority, consider offering your employees a few days off.
It Reduces Overhead
If your business is closed for the holidays, you’ll cut down on operating expenses like electricity, heating and cooling. While the savings might not be tremendous, it’ll still add to your bottom line for the year.
You’ll Have Happier and Healthier Employees
Many employees don’t take time off of work because:
- If they do, they’ll fall behind
- They need the income
Not taking time off, however, can affect their mental, emotional and physical health. By giving them time off during the holiday season, you are helping to ensure they get some downtime to destress and relax.
Show Your Employees Why Time Off is Important
Sometimes your employees need a reminder that it’s okay to take some time off, especially towards the end of the year as the hustle and bustle of the holiday season kicks in. If they are running low on energy, productivity and creativity often diminish, which can cause a domino effect throughout your entire company.
Want to know how to show your employees the value in time off?
An experienced specialist at Sage Staffing can give you the guidance you are searching for.