Organizing a Productive Work Environment
with Absence Management Tools

There are several reasons why accurate absence records are important for businesses of any size. They help avoid conflicts at work, prevent unscheduled absences, and boost employees’ discipline. There are many tools that provide absence management features for different companies’ needs, so to save you some time, we made a review of leave planning software. Let’s take a look!

1. actiPLANS

actiPLANS supports unlimited number of custom leave types that can be configured to affect PTO or Sick Days balance — the balances are calculated automatically Run reports to review your team’s absence history, upcoming leaves, or employees’ leave balance changes.

actiPLANS seamlessly integrates with actiTIME, work time tracking tool. Together they create a robust work & leave time management system that is helpful for HR, team & project managers, and accountants.

A native mobile app for iOS and Android allows you to submit leave requests away from the desk and inform your colleagues if you’re coming in late or leaving early.

2. TimeTac Leave Management

The app provides managers with a team calendar overview and statistics for planning future workloads. Compare upcoming work amounts with the available resources, avoid planning something important for public holidays, and monitor absences within the team.

3. Engage

The tool has a feature that helps avoid the “rush hour” at the end of the year when many employees book holidays at the same time so that they don’t lose their unused yearly leave time. A reminder is triggered when a user approaches to the specified amount of unused days. Also, users can easily review how many days they have spent and how many are still remaining.

4. My HR Toolkit

The tool automatically calculates holiday entitlements for new employees, full-time and part-time staff. It also provides a request approval procedure for an easier leave confirmation. So the solution is of help not only for HR managers, like its name suggests, but also for team leads and project managers.

5. Staff2

The tool supports custom absence types. It is also possible to set up limits for each absence type: define how many consecutive days can be taken for that type and how many instances of that leave an employee can have per year.

Among this product’s specific features, sick leave pattern is worth mentioning. The program automatically calculates sick leave frequency for specific week days and shows it in a chart.

6. aCloud TeamSeer

The product provides visibility and transparency of leave management process. Easy booking and approval procedure and availability of the data on spent and remaining leave time helps regular employees and managers keep track on past and upcoming absences.

7. E-Days

One more feature that helps keep track of absence trends within the company is automatic calculation of Bradford factor. The system highlights the events of increased absences, helping managers handle absenteeism, plan work ahead and create a healthy and organized work environment.

8. Appogee Leave

Appogee offers sickness tracking for better attendance and workload planning. Absence reporting and sick time charts visualize trends and take measures to prevent possible attendance problems.

9. HR Locker

System users can see their leave allowance with all necessary details and get informed on leave requests and approvals by email notifications. This way, leave management process in the company doesn’t take too much time and effort of both managers and regular employees.

10. TimeOff Management

The software supports custom leave types that can be recorded in the system and then displayed on calendar views for specific users, teams, and date ranges. Managers can limit the number of days that can be taken for each leave type and set up public holidays as non-working days in the system.

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