6 key features to look for in a cloud-based leave management system   

jauhar khan 
@jauhar123 | Posted 28 Mar. 2019


Though a part of the everyday activity of the business managers and HR, leave management has never been an easy task. Being one of the most important parts of any business, leave management involves much more than simply granting leaves or approving leaves of employees.

Whether you are a small business or a large enterprise, leave management is an extremely complex activity with a high impact on day-to-day business operations. A cloud-based employee leave management software can help you dramatically simplify and streamline the entire process.

Here are the 6 must-have features you should look for in any leave management system

Leave policies like how you want
No two organizations are the same when it comes to their policies. For that matter, even within the same organization, the leave policies and holiday calendars may differ based on the location of the office, the team you are working in etc.

Keep a tab on all Unscheduled Absences
Unscheduled absences can have a major impact on productivity. For whatever reasons an employee may be off, keeping a tab on the unscheduled absence can be extremely challenging and tedious.

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Reduce Payroll Errors
How exhausting can it get to manually keep a track of all leaves taken by employees and then to calculate payouts manually to run payroll? Now imagine, if your HR had access to an auto-populated employee leave calendar that was integrated into your payroll management system – and all calculations happen automatically on the system. 

Increase Employee Satisfaction with Mobile Compatibility
Imagine if you could apply, approve, reject or manage all leave related operations on one single screen, or on your mobile phones. 

Empower Employees with Self-service
Do your employees run from pillar to post to get a hang of their leave balance information or to apply leaves or to know whether your leave has been approved or rejected or any such vital information?

Improve Decision Making with Intuitive Dashboards & Reports
Finally, with all the captured data, your leave management system should be able to generate tailored, analytical reports – either in the form of tables or graphs or - eliminating all manual efforts. This is crucial for your HR department, which spends a considerable amount of time creating and analyzing reports.