With the holiday season not too far away, it's important to plan for employee time off in a way that doesn't disrupt the work environment. Manufacturing is the top industry for the number of employees with access to paid time off, according to Zippia. With the holiday season not too far away, it's important to plan for employee time off in a way that does not disrupt the work environment.
The first step is to find out how much vacation time your employees have accumulated and how many days they are entitled to. The national average for paid days off for U.S. employees is 7.6 days. However, Zippia also outlines that 21% of employees receive 6 days per year. In manufacturing, the average employee has at least 9 paid days off a year, amounting to a two-week holiday, including weekends. Paid days are not the same as those expected as mandatory by the government, such as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Although, things can become more challenging on a human resources level when employers recognize "floating holidays," which are those days offered to employees that celebrate holidays not identified as government holidays in the United States.
There are multiple ways to handle vacation time that will ensure that your manufacturing setting continues to run smoothly and keep up operations with little downtime during the holiday season. Here are some tips to help you get through the holiday season:
The most important thing to remember when heading into the holiday season is to plan out your days so that you don't overwork your employees or management – including yourself – and it doesn't lead to any unnecessary stress.