Every company with a few employees or more has some sort of holiday chart to provide visibility about who’s away when – sometimes these are big wall planner charts, or they can be online calendar systems.
If you are in a company with a corporate intranet, one of the first applications usually developed is a holiday request process that routes requests for authorisation plus an absence recording system.
Well, Whosoff has done exactly that but for free and on the web – site lives off ad revenues.
You enter your employee names, their holiday entitlement and any details of employees that may not be of concurrently. Identify who can authorise holidays for whom, and the system uses emails to route requests around, tracking the responses.
The site also enables sick days to be recorded and interestingly this information is transparent to most people it appears, thereby making it very evident who is always off on Monday am after a weekend away.
They’ve even incorporate national holiday calendars and departmental structures.