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Using LeaveMaster, you can book and approve time off and keep track of who’s in and who’s out of the office, quickly, easily and efficiently. It gives everyone in your company access to a fast and fuss-free online system.

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Companies who still use a manual, paper-based system for booking and approving annual leave typically experience a similar set of problems and issues.

The most common problems associated with manual holiday booking systems are:
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In a post at the beginning of the month, we quoted an eye-opening statistic from a sickness management survey , which found that, presumably as a result of staff wishing to extend their New Year’s celebrations, nearly 5% of the UK’s employee population was off sick on the 3rd and 4th of January of last year.

As we approach the Christmas holiday season and the New Year’s celebrations that will follow, one of the advantages of implementing a leave management solution such as LeaveMaster in your organisation, is that it will enable you to spot unusual absenteeism patterns and trends such as this in your company.

If your office is to remain open over the Christmas period, you can also use LeaveMaster to get a clear and accurate picture of how many employees want to take time off or have already booked leave, so you can ensure you still keep a skeleton staff in place to respond to customer and supplier queries.

To find out more about the benefits of using LeaveMaster, click here

To make the process of booking and authorising time off and managing all types of leave even more effortless using LeaveMaster, we’ve added role-sensitive menus to the application.

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A magazine poll has revealed that nearly two thirds of HR professionals approve of the EU Court of Justice ruling that will allow employees who fall sick while on annual leave to reschedule their holidays, even if this means carrying untaken holidays into the next year.

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Companies that now use LeaveMaster  to book and authorise their holidays have told us that when they were still using a paper-based system for booking and approving leave, holiday paperwork was all too frequently mislaid, which meant that staff holidays were not being accurately recorded and monitored. This led to differences of opinion on holiday booked and holiday owing between staff and managers and the danger of staff taking more time off than they were entitled to.
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UAV Engines Ltd, the world’s leading supplier of power units for unmanned air vehicles, has seen its productivity levels rise after it substantially reduced the amount of time its employees were spending on holiday administration. Rather than manually filling out holiday forms, employees at UAV’s facilities in Shenstone now request, and obtain authorisation for, their holidays, using LeaveMaster, a fast, automated online system; eliminating paperwork and freeing up both staff and managers to focus on improving the company’s bottom line.

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A sickness management survey has found that more than a third of all sick leave is taken on a Monday.

Conducted by Mercer, the survey also found that the highest amount of sick leave is taken in January, with nearly 5% of the total employee population off sick on the 3rd and 4th of January of last year.

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