What to Consider When Choosing an Absence Management Software for Your Organisation

Management of employees' absences is a major problem for companies. My experience has taught me that many steps are required to request annual leave for any organization.

To confirm the leave, you need to email your manager. If they agree, fill out a form indicating the dates and give it to the manager for them to sign. All of these factors result in both a time and environmental cost for the business. Instead of this, a company that uses a leave tracking system  will save the organization and its employees’ time. 

Here are some important considerations to make when selecting absence management software for your business:

  • It is important that you have an easy time setting up your account. There is no need to install software on your computer with the rise of web-based apps. If you decide to switch providers, you have more freedom.

  • Nobody wants to complete a form for 30 employees. No matter what absence management system you use, you should be able to import a list from your employees.

  • The main reason to move to an electronic system is to reduce the approval/request process. You should have easy approvals and email notifications when you choose absence management software.

  • Finally, ensure that your absence management software allows you to see who is on vacation at any given time. You can also run reports showing when employees have been absent. You can now stream holidays from any system to Outlook and Google Calendar. To view your holiday list, you don't need to log in to your account.