Even the best employees need time off every once in a while. With RosterApps you have multiple ways to allow for this based on your company policies.
All the features you need
Paid Time Off
Paid time off can occur on a weekly basis or taken as day-at-a-time where individual requests are made against scheduled shifts. For annual vacation planning, the number of slots for each week is specified as well as how many weeks each employee is eligible for and the method of assigning weeks. Week awards can also be modified throughout the year (or whatever planning horizon you use). Individual shift paid time off requests are approved by a supervisor and can be sorted and filter by a number of factors. To make sure you don’t end up in a shortage situation due to allowing too much time off you can utilize the minimum staffing plan feature which will alert you if approving a time off request will put you in a deficit.
Unpaid Time Off
If your policies allow for it, RosterApps gives your employees the ability to request time off without pay. This might be beneficial in situations when an employee has exhausted their accrual account (or your company doesn’t have paid time off) and they need the time off and your operation is staffed well enough to allow.
Voluntary Time Off
In some cases, the company might want to solicit volunteers to take off a shift, leave early, or come in late. Such a need might arise if business operations are expected to be less than originally planned. In this case, a supervisor can post a request to the Voluntary Time Off board and those employees that are willing to take the time off without pay and have qualified shifts can “claim” one of the available slots and receive automatic approval.
For those companies utilizing the Schedule Builder feature for assigning shifts, RosterApps provides a feature to allow employees and administrators to come to an agreement on their daily availability pattern. This pattern consists of the available time periods for each day of the week that the employee can be assigned to shifts. The minimum and maximum desired number of weekly hours can also be set.