Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How can a staff holiday booking system help my business?
A. Using an online system to manage staff holiday ensures that you have an accurate up-to-date record of exactly what time your team has booked off. This helps with all manner of strategic decisions – from planning and resourcing, to scheduling important meetings.
A digital staff holiday booking system also reduces the volume of admin involved in processing annual leave applications. For example, with WhosOff, all holiday requests are made online and sent directly to the relevant member of staff who needs to approve it. Once approved or declined, the staff member is notified of the outcome and approved leave is added straight to the online calendar.
Q. What do I need to set up my staff holiday booking system?
A. An online leave management system is a really effective way to enforce staff holiday policies – so it’s a good idea to have yours in place before you start managing employees’ time off online. You can download our free annual leave template to get started.
Use your policies to enter information such as the maximum number of people who can be off at one time, how much leave each employee can book in a single block, and any restricted days – for example, some companies block holiday requests during their busiest trading periods.
You will also need details of how much time off each team member is entitled to, as a good staff holiday booking system like WhosOff will calculate how many days remain in each person’s allowance as they take time off.
Q. Can I manage other types of leave as well as holiday?
A. Yes! WhosOff allows you to manage multiple types of time off in one place – from sickness and compassionate leave to external meetings and time off in lieu. This way, you have a complete picture of who’s available to work before approving someone’s holiday request.
Visit our leave management software page to find out more.