In order to ensure that you have enough cover in place, you may wish to set a minimum notice period that employees have to give when making absence requests.
This guide will look at:
* The number of days you choose are calculated as full days (00:00-24:00). Therefore, the day the request is made will be ignored as it is only a part-day.
‘Disallow Requests Within 1 Day’ selected: an employee trying to request an absence for tomorrow would be prevented from doing so, as it is not a full day away.
‘Disallow Requests Within 7 Days’ selected: the earliest day that can be requested successfully is a week from tomorrow, remembering that today is ignored as a part-day.
When an employee now requests an absence that falls within the ‘disallowed’ time period, they will be prevented from doing so. A message explaining why appears, giving details of when the earliest date that they can request actually is.