Friday, 01 May 2015

Adlens has grown from an extraordinary philanthropic initiative into a global enterprise leading the development and sale of variable focus eyewear. We have offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Boston. Our headquarters and research and development facility is based in Oxford, UK. Understanding the needs of our customers is central to the success of our business. We listen to and learn from 600,000 consumers already wearing Adlens eyewear around the world, working with retailers, consumers, and our supply chain partners to evolve and improve and get better every day.

Prior to WhosOff we managed, if you can call it that, our time out of the office using email approval and hand filled forms. Holiday and sickness was tracked in a spreadsheet and was constantly out of date. Trying to get approvals was sometimes impossible, if the employee`s line manager was out of the office.

As a company, we wanted a better, more convenient way of booking, approving and tracking holidays. Tracking sick days was of secondary concern, the primary driver was the ability to book and approve holidays. With limited internal IT resources, the obvious solution for us was a web-based application.

The real win with WhosOff is the reliability of the data. We didn`t ever do the maths to work out exact time saved, but without running around and chasing a paper-based approval, time saving is considerable.

WhosOff is a definite asset to the business. It gives us a single, reliable source for all employee holiday and sickness data. It`s possible to go back to a paper-based system, but with great impact to this part of our HR processes.

To sum up WhosOff, Roy Long added "Excellent system which I have used it at two companies now. As soon as I started at my current company, this was one of the first systems I insisted on implementing"

Feedback provided by: Roy Long (Head of IT)
Date: 1st May 2015

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