TimeControl has long had the ability to allow employees to request time off in the future using the TimeRequest feature. Employees make a request for time off for an event such a vacation or expected sick leave and that goes to their supervisor for approval much like a timesheet would. Then, once approved, that timesheet entry including the number of hours involved, the charge code and the rate code are automatically inserted into the appropriate timesheet. If, for some reason, the employee goes to work on that day, they can just overwrite the entry with other timesheet lines.
An extension to the TimeRequest function is the TimeRequest Wizard. This module allows an administrator to add pre-approved TimeRequest timesheet lines to many employee’s future timesheets at once. It is most typically used for entering statutory holidays such as New Year’s Day or Christmas.
The TimeRequest Wizard has recently been enhanced with some great new features.
Administrators can set up different TimeRequest Wizard entries and then save them for later updating. This means that one TimeRequest Wizard entry could be made for example for all the holidays in the US and associated with a filter for US-based staff then a different TimeRequest Wizard entry could be made for all Canadian holidays and associated with a filter for all staff based in Canada.
Since TimeRequest Wizards are now saved, they can also now be recalled and edited. This provides an easy way for TimeControl administrators to onboard new staff with future holidays and to offboard staff so there is nothing still pending for their timesheets in the future.
The TimeRequest Wizard is an easy way for administrators to save a ton of time. You can see the online lesson of the TimeRequest Wizard in action on the TimeControl Online Training page at: timecontrol.com/resources/online-training/timecontrol-8.