This new Hubstaff feature allows you to request, approve, deny, and track time off all within the app.\nCall us optimists, but managing time off requests should take up 0% of your day. No matter if you’re a business owner who has to establish the policy, a manager who is making sure shifts are covered, or an employee who wants to quickly see time off balances — the whole process should be simple.\nBut in fact, it’s usually quite messy. Too messy.\nWhich is why we’re happy to announce our brand new Hubstaff feature: Time Off & Holidays\n\nWhy include time off and holiday tracking?\nAs you’ve probably noticed, Hubstaff is all about saving you time so you can focus on the most important work. Tracking vacation time is not a business-critical operation. And, the way many organizations currently do it could be simpler.\nWhether you share a calendar, send email requests, or even fill out paper forms, managing schedules and keeping tracking of who is out of the office is a cumbersome task.\nWe knew our software could simplify the whole process.\nThe answer to the time-wasting nature of managing time off\nHubstaff keeps track of time off requests, team schedules, and remaining balances — all in one place. Making the task of requesting and approving time off as easy as clicking a button so you can focus on more important things. Like what you’re going to do with that time off.\nWork better with HubstaffSimple, accurate time tracking for growing businessesStart Free Trial\nHow the time off feature works for owners and managers\n\nCreate a policy\nSet time off policies upfront and add specific team members to each one. You can have as many policies as you have employees. In this step, you’ll set up:\n\nPolicy name (Vacation, Sick, PTO, etc.)\nTeam members that the policy applies to\nIf the policy allows:\n\nNegative balances\nBalance rollovers\n\n\nAccrual rates\nIf the time is paid or unpaid\nIf the request requires approval\nPlus, the option to auto-add new team members\n\nAdd holidays\nSimilar to adding time off policies, holiday pay policy can be added to your organization in a matter of minutes. You just need to enter:\n\nHoliday name\nDate\nTeam members that the holiday applies to\nNumber of paid hours for that holiday\nThe option to auto-add new team members\n\n\nReview, approve or deny requests\nWhen a team member submits a time off request, you’ll get an automatic email notification to review and approve or deny it. You can view time off requests by going to Time Off in Hubstaff. You can also view requests, transactions, and balances for teams and individuals as a full report.\nAdd reasons or comments\nWhen you deny a time off request, you’ll have the chance to enter a reason for doing so. That way, the email alert to your team member includes an explanation along with the notification that the request has been denied. This makes it easy to keep moving forward, and for your team to understand clearly or ask questions if needed.\nView team calendar\nSee who’s working, who’s away and identify any necessary schedule changes. Team schedules are especially helpful for making sure work is covered, especially around holidays or busy seasons.\nHow time off works for team members\nSubmit your time off request in seconds\nHave something coming up? It only takes a few seconds to submit a time off request. Simply add dates, the requested time frame, total hours of time off and a reason for the request. Done.\nGet notified when a request has been approved or denied\nYou’ll get an email as soon as your request was approved or denied.\nIf it’s denied, the email will also include a message explaining why. Either way, your time off request will be recorded and can be viewed in the Time Off section of the app.\n\n\nThe time you save? Spend it out of the office\nThe hassle of manually calculating balances is a huge time waster for team members, managers, and owners. But not anymore.\nHubstaff’s new time off feature can help save time across your entire organization. The more team members you have, the bigger cost savings you’ll see with this new addition.\nWhat do you think? If you’ve tried it out at your organization, let us know.