Prevent office conflicts via extensive, yet easy management of holiday bookings
Strategically booking holidays is becoming a weapon to use against co-workers, a new study has revealed, but such practices can be easily avoided by implementing a system that enables HR managers to easily visualize applications over various departments and grant annual leave accordingly.
As a poll carried out by serviced office experts officebroker.com has suggested, one in 20 people strategically booked their holiday to spite a colleague, while 13 per cent of office workers kept quiet about their holiday intentions for fear of co-workers booking the same time.
The study also found that seven per cent of respondents had lied about their holiday plans in order to ‘double bluff’ colleagues and that nine per cent of respondents considered this issue as the main cause of conflict in their office.
While friendly communication between the people working in the same office seems to be the best idea for sorting out any holiday-related issues, the truth of the matter is that sometimes, this is not simply enough and companies should consider implementing a solid and reliable time and attendance system designed to offer HR and department managers a clear overview of all holiday bookings and approve (or disallow) them accordingly.
That’s exactly the case with Tensor’s WinTA.NET system, which supports extensive Absence Planning and Entitlement Management. The built-in graphical calendar charts provide a colourful way of viewing an individual’s or a department’s absence records, and each employee can be allocated different entitlements for absence such as annual leave or allowed sickness.
As absence is booked and taken, the remainder available for each entitlement is updated. Entitlement formulae are used to calculate more complex entitlements calculated on a rising scale based upon length of service.
WinTA.NET provides this information through warning email notifications or via hardcopy reports. The system quickly identifies missing employees that are expected to be at work and then informs you via automatic email reporting reports distributed by email.