Saying ‘No’ to holiday requests

Publication: People Management

With the holiday season upon us, employers will inevitably find themselves receiving an increasing number of holiday requests.

Allowing workers to take holiday is essential to ensure a happy, healthy and productive workforce, as well as being a legal requirement. The CIPD’s 2015 Employee Outlook survey cites work-life balance as one of the main factors contributing to employee engagement.

While managers usually want to grant holiday requests, this simply won’t be possible in all cases. Line managers have to ensure an organisation is adequately staffed to meet business demands, as well as looking after the well-being of the workforce…

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