- Empower your employees to manage leave
- Manage blackout periods
- Accommodate work life balance
- Connect leave and payroll processes
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From the employees’ perspective, leave seems simple. They request time off, it’s approved by a supervisor and all is well.
For the employer, it’s a lot more complex. Managing leave means connecting the dots between different parts of the business – checking that the employee has accrued enough leave, considering the coverage needs of the department, rostering another staff member on or reassigning tasks to another person, and communicating with Payroll so the employee is paid accurately.
Without an integrated system to handle all the elements of the leave process, it can quickly go awry. Paper or email leave requests may be lost or delayed, employees may be approved for leave they don’t have available, people can be scheduled to work when they’re on holiday, and payroll may be inaccurate. It all adds up to wasted time, disrupted workflow and frustration for you and your employees.
With the right software – like MYOB’s Workforce Management capability within MYOB Advanced Payroll and MYOB PayGlobal – you can turn managing leave into a single, streamlined process rather than a disconnected and disruptive system. If you integrate leave management with your payroll platform you get an effective end-to-end process with full visibility at every stage. It’s designed to reduce errors, save time and simplify the leave process for everyone involved. Here’s a breakdown of the features – and how they benefit your business:
Viewing and approvals: visibility for everyone
Access to leave details shouldn’t be restricted to management – if your employees can see their leave information, they can manage their leave requests more effectively. Our workforce management software gives employees and managers access to up-to-date leave balances at all times. Employees can log in to check their balances and can even see projected future balances, making it easier to plan upcoming holidays or breaks.
Managers get instant alerts when employees apply for leave and can approve, decline or edit if the situation changes. Approvals pop up immediately, so employees can get on with planning their time away. Once leave is booked, it’s visible in upcoming rosters. Managers can use that information to manage scheduling and leave requests from other staff members.
Because everyone has access to the same data in the same system, there’s far less room for error or frustration. Employees and managers can both see leave balances and other relevant details – like blackout dates and overlapping requests – so employees are less likely to apply for leave at an inconvenient time, and supervisors are less likely to decline requests.