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We take a look at a few of the most common staff related situations employers are likely to face as summer temperatures (hopefully) rise.

Handling holiday requests

Certain times of the year are more popular for holiday requests – particularly if employees need to fall in line with school holiday times – so make sure that you adopt a fair and consistent approach.Also consider if you will need any additional seasonal staff to cover holidays or peak business periods and start the recruitment process early.

Late return from holiday

We’re potentially looking at disruption to travel plans over the summer months; ensure that all staff are made aware of what they should do if they find themselves unable to return to work following a holiday.

The heat is on...

Make sure the work environment is comfortable and take steps to monitor the temperature throughout the day as well as ensure adequate provision is made for air conditioning or fans to keep employees cool.

Dress for success...

Employers may adopt a more relaxed dress code during the warmer months however staff should still dress appropriately for the role that they perform and employers should be clear on their expectations.

‘Long’ weekends

The summer months can lead to a spate of last-minute or even unauthorised days off as employees want to take advantage of the nice weather. Employers need to ensure that they have suitable provisions in place to cover increased holidays as well as a process to monitor absenteeism and ensure that any unexpected reasons for not coming to work are indeed genuine.

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