Leave management is an important process in HR but working through a minefield of paperwork, excel sheets and emails can be a nightmare. Not only is it time-consuming but it can also leave room for mistakes.
A good online leave management system streamlines the leave management process and saves time, eliminates tedious paperwork and provides you with a straightforward approach to handle leave requests.
Benefits of an online leave management system
So, what exactly is an online leave management system and how can it help you?
In a nutshell, a leave management system is a platform that enables a company to handle all stages involved in the leave management process from applying for, allocating to tracking, approving and rejecting leave. It also allows employees to file for and keep track of their own leave.
There are numerous benefits to using an online leave management system:
Saves you time and increases productivity
You can free up valuable time at all levels of your organisation by automating the leave management process. Employees can apply for leave and check their balances online without needing to contact HR, while managers have all the information at their fingertips to approve or decline leave.
Provide a clear overview of who will be away
All leave information is available in one central place, letting you see at a glance who will be away at any time. This allows you to plan ahead for busy times by granting or denying leave, and helps to avoid conflicting schedules.
Cloud-based online leave management system providers regularly update their products to ensure they conform to the latest laws and regulations pertaining to leave. This means that companies can avoid sticky situations that arise from complicated laws. The system also provides a clear record of each employee’s leave history.
Services in the cloud allow employees and managers to track, request, approve or deny leave from their phones, iPad and other devices, from anywhere at any time. It’s way less time to get up and running and you don’t have to worry about running backups or installing software on peoples PC’s.
A solution to leave management problems
Ultimately, a good online leave management system will offer these and many other benefits. This is where LeavePro comes in. Our system was designed to make the leave management process as simple and easy as possible.
A company leave calendar allows managers to easily see who’s away, allowing you to manage resources and plan for busy times. LeavePro also helps you stay compliant with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and assists in catering for annual leave, sick leave, family responsibility leave and other leave types. Public holidays are also automatically taken into account when applying for leave.
Employees can apply for leave online and check their leave balances. Managers will be notified via email when a leave request is sent for their approval and employees will be notified when their leave is approved or declined.
Additionally, our system allows you to run detailed reports on employee’s leave balances and leave history.
Have you been considering adopting a leave management system into your company? We are offering a 30-day free trial to give you the full experience of what LeavePro has to offer.