Consider and monitor the health and wellbeing of your staff
First and foremost, you don’t want to risk jeopardising the health of your employees.
Researchers from Australian National University have found that anything beyond 39 hours in the working week can put workers at risk of developing mental health problems.
Despite this, the study revealed that a quarter of all Australian are working beyond this 39-hour threshold.
So when the time comes to call on staff to do overtime, it is important to provide the necessary resources to assist them through the tough waters.
Conversations about wellbeing are vital and access to medical assistance when necessary should be made available.
A good way to negate the big weeks is to offer time in lieu, where these workers can take a partial or full day off to make up for the big hours racked up in previous weeks.