Time Off Requests

Manage time off requests easily and efficiently while you schedule. Get started for free!

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Thousands of businesses like yours use Sling to handle their time off requests.

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Quickly and easily manage time off requests

With Sling, you can organize and manage all time off requests from a single location. No more sorting through scraps of paper, emails, and text messages to find out if an employee can’t work on a certain day.

  • Allow team members to submit time off requests from any device

  • View the entire schedule and employees’ availability at the same time

  • Receive notifications if you accidentally schedule a team member when they can’t work

  • Minimize confusion about when time off is approved and when it isn’t

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Incorporate fairness automatically

Fairness and consistency are essential when managing time off requests. With Sling, you can:

  • Create an automatic time off policy

  • Apply that policy to all employees

  • Send automatic notifications if an employee’s request exceeds that policy

  • View time off requests as you schedule to avoid conflicts

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Keep accurate records

Avoid file drawers full of time off requests. Keep accurate records online instead.

  • Search time off requests quickly and easily

  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local laws

  • Create reports for a single individual or your entire team

  • See which requests were approved and which requests were not

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Respond quickly

With Sling, you can keep your team informed about their time off requests and respond quickly so they have time to make appropriate arrangements.

  • Receive notifications on your device when a team member submits a time off request

  • Approve or deny with the touch of a button

  • Communicate quickly and easily with your whole team or just one individual

  • Avoid the errors that can occur with managing time off requests manually

Take control of your time off requests

Eliminate time theft

Manage time-off requests

View your entire team schedule and employees’ availability to better handle time off requests, all in one place.

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Reduce no-shows and tardies

Automatically remind employees of upcoming shifts to increase on-time arrivals and productivity.

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Key features

  • Shift scheduling

    Organize and manage employee work schedules

  • Time-off requests

    Approve or deny employee requests for time off

  • Available shifts

    Easily see which shifts still need to be filled

  • News sharing

    Share news with your team through targeted pages

  • Long-term scheduling

    Build employee schedules months in advance

  • Private messaging

    Communicate with employees one-on-one

Plus many others


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Key features

  • Mobile time tracking

    Accurately clock in and out of shifts from a moble device

  • Labor cost management

    Keep track of your labor costs and compare against sales

  • Overtime tracking

    Track, analyze and prevent excessive overtime

  • Private and group messaging

    Communicate with employees in private or group conversations

  • Calendar synchronization

    Keep track of your scheduled shifts on any calendar app

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Understand your labor data, pull reports for payroll, and run your business efficiently!


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Key features

  • Kiosk time tracking

    Use a shared device for employees to clock in and out

  • Reports

    View reports of total hours worked and wages earned

  • No-shows

    Track and manage shifts employees miss

  • Sick call-outs

    Track and manage employee sick call-outs

  • PTO management

    Approve and track paid time off requests

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Frequently asked questions

What Are The Different Types Of Time Off?

Most businesses organize time off into two classifications: category 1 and category 2.

Category 1 time off typically includes:

  • Disability leave
  • Jury duty
  • Bereavement
  • Parental leave

Category 2 time off typically includes:

  • Sick days
  • Personal days
  • Vacation
  • Holidays

Under this structure, most employees will submit the majority of their time off requests in Category 2.

What’s The Best Way To Track Time Off Requests?

The best way to track time off requests is with a software solution that allows you to incorporate those requests into the scheduling process automatically — without having to hunt through piles of papers, emails, and long lists of text messages.

Sling makes the process easy and straightforward by displaying all time off requests with just a few clicks and even providing notifications if you accidentally schedule someone who’s been approved for time off.

And, with a digital solution like Sling, you don’t have to set aside physical space to store paper requests, nor do you have to find a way to organize emails and texts from your team members.

What Should I Consider When Creating A Time Off Policy?

Creating a time off policy is essential for the smooth operation of your business. When doing so, consider these questions:

  • How will you make the policy guidelines available to your team?
  • Will you award time off in blocks of hours or full days?
  • Will you distribute time off all at once or divide it up so that it becomes available periodically throughout the year?
  • Will different groups of employees receive different amounts of time off (i.e., more time off based on the number of years worked)?
  • What will you do with unused days?
  • On what time period will you base your time off policy (e.g., calendar year or hire date)?

Why Use Sling To Manage Time Off?

With Sling’s advanced employee scheduling features and management tools, you can quickly handle all of your business’s time off requests and leverage your time more effectively.

Take care of employee scheduling, monitor your labor spend, and communicate with employees all in one platform.

Whether you’re managing a team of 5 or 500, Sling will save you valuable hours. With just a few clicks, you can approve time off requests, find coverage for shifts, and seamlessly track labor costs while staying on budget.

Sling’s cloud-based features make it the ideal workforce management solution for simplifying your business and freeing up more time to focus on building success.

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