Leave management is integral to and forms an important component of HR operations.
A typical leave management module of HR permits employee self service section to allow staff to make online applications. Managers in charge can track all such applications and customize types of leaves that can be sanctioned at short notice according to staff and departments in order to minimize impact on work flows.
A leave management solution is absolutely indispensable not only to ensure employee satisfaction but also to ensure that the operations of the organization are not disrupted or crucial work is not held up. Managers must know whether a specific employee is entitled to leave and if so, how many. They also must know the tasks the employee is carrying out and whether such a leave could affect any ongoing work.
This allows decision makers to make crucial decisions as to whether to sanction or disallow leaves with enough justifications that do not leave a staff member peeved at the refusal.
The type of leave management process you have in the overall HR package also plays a vital role in efficiency of administering this part. It should be automated, easy to understand and use. Since each organization and its way of working is different, the leave management process should be customizable in addition to providing data security for it to be truly productive and give returns on investments. If you want a solution that works for you, pick an IT solutions provider and check for all features before implementing the HR package with the leave module.
Sonali Chowdhry is an HR professional with years of experience in handling various aspects of HR functions at a corporate level and writes regularly on various aspects in this department.