As we approach the holiday season, we begin to see the same symptoms that we see at this time, year after year. Stress levels begin to rise as competing commitments, both at work and in our personal lives, begin to creep in. The ‘end of year’ looms with a foreboding presence, where we know, if we are those fortunate enough to get a break, if we can just get through the workload, it will be followed by sweet relief. Or maybe you’re working through, hoping it will at least be a bit quieter in the office so you can still benefit from that ‘holiday vibe’ that’s going on.
So what can you do for yourself and your team to better manage your time so that stress doesn’t become the centre of attention this holiday season?
Know the score and respond in accordance
Take stock of what needs to be done between now and year’s end and, if relevant and necessary, over the holidays. Then get realistic. What is absolutely necessary? What is setting you up nicely for the year to begin? And what is actually possible to achieve?
You might like to consider what you can outsource in your business. Are there any services that are non-core to your business offering that, while still needing to be done, are holding you back from truly focusing on what would help to grow your business?
Sometimes contractor management can take time and resources that you can’t always spare, despite the benefits that hiring contractors can bring. Things like expense processing, timesheets and payroll management, contractor reporting and evaluation can easily and affordably be outsourced to an experienced contractor management company such as Oncore.
Oncore’s contractor payroll management services helps to ensure your risks are minimised with comprehensive and compliant processes, with state-of-the-art online timesheet and payroll management systems that increase invoicing, payroll and report accuracy.
Attempting to micromanage each little thing yourself, at any stage of the year but particularly at this time, only leads to burnout and stress that undoubtedly begins to affect your health and happiness, not to mention the quality of output being produced. The same thing can happen to your team when this same pressure is on for an extended period of time, beyond the usual fast-paced world of your business.
To find out more about how Oncore Services can take care of your contractor management needs this holiday season, leaving you to focus on the core parts of your business, contact our dedicated team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 654 484.