Although some employers want to keep employees at work all the time, they need their fair share of time-off to rest and recuperate. An overworked employee is an unproductive one. Leave management is the process of managing employee time-off requests in a fair, accurate, and efficient way.
The responsibility of handling employee vacation requests falls onto the shoulders of supervisors, HR staff, and workforce management staff.
Features of a Leave Management System
A Leave Management System automates the leave request process, making it hassle-free for both the management and the employees. The solution of your choice should be robust enough to seamlessly handle all the stages involved in a leave management process: application, approval/rejection, filing leaves, managing leave balance, and analysis. A good leave management system will have the following functionalities:
1. All-in-one Dashboard
Employees can view their leave balance and check their co-workers’ days-off while applying for leave. Supervisors and HR staff must have access to employee leave balance, holiday lists, department schedule, and workforce coverage to evaluate leave requests better.
A cloud-based online leave management system will not only offer multi-channel, on-the-go access, but also remove hassles like software installations and updates. Your employees can apply, approve, or reject leave requests from anywhere at any time.
3. Auto-Update Leave Balance
Purchasing a leave management software is useless if your HR staff has to compute and update the leave balance of your employees manually. Your attendance management system must track the leave history of all employees and display it to both employees and their managers.
4. Customizable Approval Workflow
You must be able to create customizable workflows and set up a department-wise hierarchy to ensure a streamlined process. Once an employee selects his/her department, the pre-defined workflow must auto-populate.