I hope you have something fun/great/spirit filled for Christmas and New Years.
I just want to remind you that the last week of December will be crammed with Philippine holidays.
Even though December 24 (New Year’s Eve) and December 25 (Christmas Day) fall on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, expect people to start asking for leaves even before that for travel.
Today isn’t a holiday…but they’re likely to either have asked for it off, or to do little work today.
December 30 and 31, 2022, and January 1, 2023, are all regular holidays. December 30, Rizal Day, falls on a Friday, so it will be a long weekend for most of them.
If you can afford to do it and you don’t have anything essential tasks that need to be done over the holidays, consider giving them the week between Christmas and New Year off. They’ll appreciate it.
If you need them to work over the holidays, talk to them about it ASAP. Even better, iron out holiday scheduling as soon as you hire.
Also, FYI, Now isn’t a great time to hire someone. They’re scared to start during the holidays.
I know telling you this isn’t very good for my business…but wait until after Jan 2. You’ll get a better response to your job post.