Published by: Market Screener 4-Traders

 

Staying sane throughout the holidays is tough enough as a small business owner. And with employees, you have the added stress of managing their time off during your busiest time of year. But holiday scheduling and staffing doesn’t have to be a constant source of stress from now until New Year’s.

Follow our advice and this season you can focus on sales, not schedules.

Set an early deadline for vacation requests.

The best way to avoid scheduling stress is to finalize the calendar as far in advance as possible. Instead of putting together the schedule on a first-come, first-served basis, set a deadline for all employees to get their time-off requests in. That way you can create your holiday schedule all at once rather than piecemeal, saving you time in the long run.

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