A lot of businesses have a Christmas closedown period and this is a good opportunity for people to have a well-earned break and time off to recharge.

Here are few tips to ensure that your business is prepared:

  • Give your people at least two weeks notice of your decision to close down.  Make sure that it is in writing so that there is no confusion on the details.
  • It’s a good time to put people on leave with high leave balances.  This reduces your leave liability which is a good thing for your balance sheet.
  • Find out from your teams who is away and for how long.  Leave is about rest and recovery.  Ensure your people understand that.
  • Make sure your customers and clients know when you shut down and return and who to contact if they have an emergency.

If you have any questions or would like us to help with any of the above, please do get in touch.