The articles listed below detail new time off and requests. This update allows managers to create and block requests for both entire days and time ranges. Managers can also submit time off requests on behalf of their employees.
If your business is still using the previous version of this feature, please view the articles listed here.
HotSchedules has two alternative features that companies can use to manage employee requests for days off. One is called Requests, and the other is Time Off. Both options are contained within the Time Off & Requests sublink on the Home tab. However, users will only see the options for the feature that is turned on for the site via permissions. If you are interested in switching from one option to the other, please contact Customer Care.
What is the difference between Time off and Requests?
Good question! Requests for Time Off will require manager approval before displaying in the scheduler. Approved time off can still be denied once it has been approved, but it will block the manager from scheduling the employee on that date if it is still approved.
Requests, on the other hand, do not require manager approval. Instead, they will appear highlighted on the scheduler, where managers can choose to honor them or not when scheduling. There is a report that allows you to see these requests without going into to the scheduler called the Employee Request Report as well.
What are some of the new features available on the New Time Off and Requests interface?
Users can now submit a request for a particular date range rather than an entire day. So if you would like to only request one part of the day off, you can!
Managers can now also submit requests on behalf of their employees. These requests will override any time off or request constraints set up on the site.
If you would like to be set up with these features, please contact Customer Care.
For more information you can reference these articles below: