If you run a company, then you will know just how difficult it can be to keep track of staff leave and the like. In fact, even the smallest companies run into issues with it. Therefore, more of them are looking into the idea of staff leave online planners. Let’s look at what they are and, perhaps more importantly, how you will be able to benefit from one.

What is an online planner?

It is quite simple, actually. Rather than recording all of the staff holidays and the like in a diary or on a scrap of paper, everything is going to be stored online. You will be able to give your staff permission to access it whenever they want. However, you do not have to give them permission to edit it, do not worry there!

Easier to keep records

Perhaps the major benefit of an online staff leave planner is the fact that it is going to be a whole lot easier to keep records. Seriously. There are so many companies out there who are still writing down information in a diary or something like that. In most cases, just a single person is going to have access to the diary. This means that people will not be able to work out who has leave planned and for when without asking the person who has been tasked with keeping the record. Honestly, it is quite cumbersome to go down this route!

Some companies even have whiteboards up in their staff room which details all scheduled staff leave. As you may well know, things do get taken off the whiteboard from time to time, which can be incredibly annoying. Of course, most of these removals are done accidentally, but it can mean that you end up finding it difficult to plan staff leave.

See at a glance who is booked for a holiday

A system like this is going to be incredibly useful for the manager of a company. Within a couple of clicks, they will be able to tell exactly when staff have time away booked. There are two immediate benefits to this:

You will be able to work out when you need additional staff cover in. This is going to be important, particularly if the person who is taking time away is a key member of staff. It also means that you are not going to double book a holiday which will leave you in an even worse position!

You will be able to work out how much holiday entitlement each person has taken up. As you may well know, something like this is going to be difficult to count when you have a standard diary format as you will need to go through and count each individual day. Mistakes can end up being made, which is not good!

Why not start looking for a quality staff and leave online planner today? Make sure it has all of the features you want!