Employees have hit the jackpot when it comes to their annual leave allowance this year, with just 9 days of annual leave giving them a close to 3-week break from work. Whilst not every organisation has the same working hours, this approach has been based around a typical 5-day working week.
How does it work?
By booking annual leave between Easter Monday and May Day, you’ll be granted 18 days leave for the price of 9.
The Easter dates in 2019 fall a little later than usual. From the 19th April (Good Friday) and the 22nd April (Easter Monday) to the May Day bank holiday on the 6th, by taking 9 days of annual leave between those dates (from the 23rd April to the 3rd May), combined with the weekends, you’ll get 18 consecutive days off work.
Take a look at the below leave calendar.
RED: Bank holiday
YELLOW: Annual leave day
What does this mean for employers?
Having staff members away from the office for 18 days isn’t ideal. Daily operations are affected, workloads are increased for other staff members and so many things within the business can change within that period, making ‘catch up’ more of a hassle.
Thankfully, LeavePlanner has implemented a setting on its holiday calendar system which allows administrators to set a limit on how much leave a staff member can request at any one time, whether that be 2 weeks, 3 weeks or more. You can even set a limit on how many staff members can be off at the same time.
Regain control of your organisation’s absence management processes with the LeavePlanner software, with prices starting from just £7 per employee per year. Start your free trial or give our service team a call on 01252 636 070 with any queries.