Leave management can be complex and time-consuming especially when done manually. Managing multiple leave applications manually may lead to errors for example during payroll processing. Below are the top five features of good Leave Management Software.
- Customization of Leave Policies
An ideal leave management software enables the HR admin to create and manage leave policies easily. It enables the customization of policy rules regarding public holidays, half-days calculations, and other types of leaves, for example, sick, maternity, paternity, and compassionate leave. The software should be customized in that it allows one to design a department-wise hierarchy to streamline the approval process.
- Leave Balancing
It is time-consuming and complicated to manually keep track of an employee’s leaves and the balance of leaves the employee has. A good leave management software automatically tracks the leave history of the employee and both the employee and their line managers can see. Previous leave applications and the conversations involved can also be seen. Not only does this ease the process of leave management, but it also improves the transparency in the organization.
- Cloud-Based Software
Cloud-based software offers multiple channels to access it. Employers and employees can use mobile devices, laptops, and tablets to apply for leaves and also approve them from anywhere anytime as long as they have an internet connection. Also, it removes the inconvenience of software installations and updates.
- Payroll Integration
Allows smooth integration with other existing applications for smooth information transfer. A leave management software that can be integrated with an attendance management software to track employee’s attendance effortlessly. Integrated leave management software with your payroll helps in calculating the employee’s payouts and avoid unnecessary payroll errors.
Ability to generate accurate analytical real-time reports either in the form of tables or graphs based on the collected data eliminating the manual efforts. The reports help an employer in analyzing and knowing an employee’s time-off patterns.
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