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Holiday Tracker – Who’s Off Work and When?

Without an employee holiday tracker system in place, requesting time off is often a hassle for employees in a company that doesn’t have any HR system to manage annual leave.

How do you know who’s off and when? And if one of two staff of equal status always have to be present, how do you make sure everything is covered? 


Staff holiday tracker in one calendar only!

Even if you have some kind of employee holiday tracking solution in place, consolidating that with your other company calendars can be a challenge.

Booking important meetings for example involves checking both the HR system and the company calendar. Time-consuming and clunky. Especially during busy summer periods or over the festive season.


iCal to the rescue

Fear not, there is a solution! Thanks to the iCal format, it’s possible to link your HR system’s annual leave planner calendar with popular formats of company calendars such as Google calendars, Office 365/outlook and Apple/Mac calendars.

Now that’s a holiday tracker! Where you can see colleagues’ time off booked out in the company calendar and choose your slot for a break alongside the additional overview of other important company events.


A staff holiday booking system keeps a smile on everyone’s face

Your HR manager will be happy as they won’t have to dive too deeply into the staff leave tracker system to double-check before they approve (with one click on your request notification) and there’s likely to be less stress between colleagues and fewer clashes with vital milestones or meetings within the organisation. Bingo!

And if you’re a small business without an HR manager, HR software focused on SMEs will do the same job and allow your managers to manage while leaving People Management admin to be automated like countless other Business Processes. An annual leave booking system for your team is a vital part of any system you buy.

An employee absence tracker also means you can keep tabs on patterns of annual leave and other leave types. That data is priceless for resourcing and productivity when you run reports on demand for senior management.

Once you’ve checked through the annual leave tracker you can click on the bookings website – perfect!

Holiday Tracker – Who’s Off Work and When? was last modified: September 27th, 2023 by Adam Coleman

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