The summer holidays can be disruptive to businesses of all sizes, but there are a number of measures that can be put in place to ensure the season goes as smoothly as possible.
One of the biggest causes of disruption is staff members taking holiday time, so make sure there is a handover procedure in place so colleagues are properly briefed on any extra roles they may be taking on.
Of course, one of the most important things to be sure of is that cash is still coming in – not only will staff be away, but customers will be too. Get bill payments in from them in good time so you’re not left in the lurch.
If the person who usually authorises payments in your business is on holiday, ensure that someone else can take on the role in their absence.
Finally, debrief employees when they return off holiday so they can get back up to speed more quickly and effectively.
Posted by the Secret Businessman