Keeping up with staff holidays can be difficult, especially during the summer season. Weddings, events, and holiday time!
We’ve created a handy holiday chart so you can keep up with who’s off when, and how many days of the holiday everyone has left.
Your employees are entitled to a total of 28 days of paid holiday each year, and this can include bank holidays. If you go with the minimum statutory requirements, it would be 20 days plus 8 bank holidays.
Having bank holidays off doesn’t always work for florists as these tend to be busy trading/wedding weekends, so keep that in mind.
You are within your rights as an employer to not allow holidays over peak periods, but make sure you make that clear within any employment contracts you have.
Holidays can be a good way to attract new employees, and keep current ones. You could offer incentives of an extra day of holiday each year someone is with you, up to a maximum of x days holiday per year.
But, most importantly, make sure you book yourself a holiday each year to rest and recharge. Get at least 2 holidays booked in as your first task at the beginning of January. You’ll thank yourself for it when they come around. Then no one can book any holiday at the same time you’re away, and you can manage the work that comes in over those dates.
To download your handy Holiday Chart, fill in the form below. You’ll receive an email with a link to download your free Holiday Chart. Don’t forget to check your junk mail, it has an annoying habit of ending up there!
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How to use Strelitzia’s Holiday Calendar
There are two spreadsheets on the excel download.
- Holiday Calendar 2022
On the summary spreadsheet, you only need to change the name of your employees and the ‘holiday due’ column. The rest will be calculated automatically.
Holiday Calendar 2022
When your employees decide to take holiday simply put a 1 or 0.5 for full or half day’s holiday in the cell of each date they have off. The cell will turn orange and this will update the summary sheet.
It is that simple!
If you have more employees than is currently displayed on the spreadsheet. Please get in touch and I can update the spreadsheet for you. Just email email@example.com