End of Year Housekeeping Tasks For the Office

Tasks for the OfficeThe New Year is quickly approaching, and you may be on the search for ways to make 2019 an even more productive year. If you’re on the HR or management team, the tips we share here will help you tie up loose ends and map out a plan for the upcoming year.  

Update Company Policies and Procedures 

The end of the year is a great opportunity to take a look at the office policy handbook. If you’ve noticed any areas that could use improvement, arrange a meeting with the appropriate parties to make changes to the document. When the new policies or procedures are outlined in writing, send out the updated handbook to employees or host a meeting to review the changes. 

Examine Turnover and Retention Rates 

Before a new year commences, examine turnover and retention rates to pinpoint areas that may need improvement. High turnover is a problem for many offices, as this issue is costly and can lead to inefficiency. If you notice that employees tend to leave before the three-year mark, there are several strategies you can implement to boost employee morale and encourage the best talent to commit for several years. 

Plan Vacation Days 

When you’re running a busy office, planning ahead is a must. We all need an occasional break, so use this time to begin planning vacation days for 2019 and input them into the team calendar. In addition to arranging your own time off, encourage employees to start thinking about vacation days so everyone can enjoy a break without the unnecessary stress of last-minute requests. 

Declutter the Office 

For many, it’s difficult to feel at peace when surrounded by clutter. If you’ve noticed that the office is looking a bit disorganized, make it a priority to declutter before the start of the new year. Hiring a professional cleaning and/or organizing service is an excellent option, but if that’s not in the budget, follow these simple tips for improving the space. 

End of year housekeeping paves the way for a smooth year ahead. If you’d like to go above and beyond in making upgrades to the office, consider equipping each workspace with a premium Glass Office Chair Mat. Super-strong glass is more durable and aesthetically pleasing than flimsy plastic mats, and our team at Vitrazza backs each of our products with a never-dent promise. Our beautifully designed mats are made to withstand the demands of a busy workplace, and they’re the ideal choice for offices of all shapes and sizes. To learn more about our products, visit us online at vitrazza.com. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our concierge-style customer service team. 

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