To start your 2023 we have some best practices and advice to share to help you with tasks you likely have at the beginning of this new year. These include importing your public holidays for 2023 so they show in your calendar, how to manually add carried-over leave from the previous year, and a reminder on how to book time off.
Import your public holidays for 2023
You should import your public holidays for this year as soon as possible if you haven't already. It's important to do this in case you have time off policies that don't count public holidays as work days for example, and so employees' time off balances are correct when they book time off that coincide with any public holidays.
These public holidays must be added manually to your Sage HR calendar, which you can easily do with the import function.
Manually add carried-over leave from 2022 into 2023
If you haven't set your policies to carry over allowances from the previous holiday year, you can still do this manually retrospectively by amending an employee's time off balance. This ensures balances are brought forward into the new current holiday year.
📌TIP: Once you’ve amended the carried over allowances from 2022, why not set up your time off policies so that at the end of 2023, any unused balances are automatically carried over into 2024? This saves you time having to manually do it next year!
Remind employees how to book time off
Your employees are probably already planning their time off for this year. Why not remind them how they can request time off themselves, including being able to do so on their mobile phone using the Sage HR app.
📌TIP: Don't forget, if you have more than one employee taking the same date(s) off, you can record leave for multiple employees in one go.
Add changes to employee salaries
Now we're in a new year, you may have some employees that have had a pay rise. Don't forget you can record this change in salary in Sage HR using the add compensation function.
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