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Let HR:4UK’s Absence Management System do the Hard Work

Staff holidays

Booking time off – and responding to your employee’s holiday requests – isn’t always that straightforward.

Filling in forms and checking that you have enough cover on the days staff have asked to take off, is just another time-consuming job to add to your long list of admin tasks.

But, thanks to HR:4UK’s eConnect Absence Management system, dealing with annual leave requests and allocating holiday, has become so much simpler.

Instead of having to look in the holiday book or send your time off requests via email, all staff now need to do is log on to their employment handbook, check their holiday entitlement and request their time off.

Holiday entitlement, holiday taken and holiday outstanding, is clearly visible from the employment handbook, making it much quicker and easier for your employees to manage their own days off.

And, because this function is shared, staff can also see which days their colleagues have booked off before putting in a holiday request to their employer.

My holiday absence in the Employment Handbook is available 24/7 and accessible from a mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer, letting employees check their annual leave days at any time.

This means that, should an employee spot a great sunshine break while surfing the net at home, they’ll instantly be able to check if the days they want to book off are still available. And, they’ll also be able to submit their request for their preferred dates immediately online, instead of having to wait until they’re back at work.  

Because holiday and other absences are visible to all, it improves consistency and makes the whole process of allocating time off fairer. No more confusion over days taken – the system lets everyone know at a glance who is away.

It’s also very easy for employers to use too and allows for greater delegation within your team. Departmental managers can be set up on eConnect to approve/log their own team’s absences.

Employees’ holiday entitlement is automatically populated in the absence management system from eConnect.

All absences are colour coded which makes it easy and simple to understand the date the absence was requested and when it was declined, cancelled or approved, enabling you to log the employee’s holiday.

Doing away with wall charts and spreadsheets, this absence management system allows you to better plan for holiday absences throughout the year.

You will be able to easily identify any accrued but not yet taken holiday and with many companies, as the holiday year-end approaches, you will be able to identify which staff members should be taking their holiday so as to use it before the deadline or risk losing it.

Not managing holiday could leave your organisation under-staffed and morale low as employees try to use their accrued but not yet taken holiday at the last minute, but by managing absence through eConnect’s absence management system, you’ll be able to keep a closer eye on the amount of leave still owed.

So, if you’re looking to take the strain out of your holiday absence management process, talk to us today on 01455 444222

Angela Clay

A qualified employment law solicitor and our managing director, Angela has unparalleled legal expertise and decades of experience and knowledge to draw from. She’s a passionate speaker and writer that loves to keep employers updated with upcoming changes to legislation, and is a regular guest speaker on BBC Leicester Radio.