Annual Leave Request Apps

Give staff a clear and easy way of requesting and approving annual leave with Nutshell’s mobile annual leave apps. They’re all ready-built, 100% customisable to your workflow and come free with a Nutshell subscription…

What is an employee leave request app?

Part of optimising productivity at work is promoting a healthy work-life balance, and that means taking regular annual leave. The problem is that annual leave requests can often get lost in translation — without a clear leave request process, requests can be forgotten about, or not communicated to HR/payroll to be reflected in holiday entitlement and staff benefits.

Annual Leave Planner Apps ensure a simple digital portal for both requesting and approving annual leave, where data is instantly sent to back-office for processing. Workers can quickly make a request, and their manager will be notified, requiring only a digital signature to approve and communicate this to HR. This doesn’t only save time, but leaves a clear audit trail; essential for HR compliance.

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What’s the best staff holiday booking system for me?

Nutshell has a selection of time off request apps in our template library, and we’re building new versions with our customers all the time. Here are some of our most popular annual leave planners:

Leave Request

Industry-standard employee leave request

Employee Onboarding

Industry-standard employee onboarding app

Employee Handbook

Industry-standard HR employee handbook app

Report hand-off and tracking

Make sure every report is processed and actioned on time

Pre-Populated Data

Speed-up data entry with pre-selected date, time, project, and task information


Signature Capture

Establish clear audit trails with an e-signature

How do I choose an annual leave tracker app?

Annual leave requests can be a real productivity killer if you don’t have a proper holiday request process. Not only do staff have to communicate this to their manager, but this request then has to be logged, approved, then communicated to HR. If this is happening by word of mouth, on paper, or by email, the communication chain will eventually break resulting in lost information. A typical consequence of this is planning activities for a worker who doesn’t show up for work, because they logged an annual leave request weeks ago but it was never processed. 

Using an Annual Leave App enables employees to quickly and seamlessly have leave requests logged, approved, and processed; they can even confirm this in the app, with updated holiday entitlement and any policies around compulsory days or bank holidays.

The power of an annual leave app is truly appreciated when it’s linked to other apps such as Site/Shift Report Apps and Site Briefing Apps, where annual leave data can automatically populate schedules of work based on who’s available on that day, or who’s off on holiday! This is ideal for a planner, who’d often have to search for this data themselves, which can prove difficult when on paper.

Some Nutshell customers even link the app to their Employee Handbook App, so staff have a constant reference point for anything leave, sickness, or benefits related. This also saves HR staff a ton of time on communicating policies they’ve explicitly put into writing but staff don’t have access to — now they do!

Related apps

Customers who use Nutshell’s holiday request systems also find the following useful, especially as these apps can be easily linked together to create fully-automated workflows.

Weekly Timesheets

Industry-standard weekly timesheets

Daily Timesheets

Industry-standard daily timesheet

Clock-in/out Timesheets

Industry-standard clock-in/out timesheet

Incident Reporting

Industry-standard site safety app

Covid 19 Site Observation

Industry-standard infection control app

Infection Control

Industry-standard infection control

Close Call Report

Industry-standard close call reporting

Near Miss Report

Industry-standard near miss reporting

Accident Report

Industry-standard accident report app

How it works

With Nutshell, taking your business digital couldn’t be easier…

1. Buy a subscription

Your Nutshell Customer Success manager will be your new best friend guiding you through the process

2. Choose your apps

We’ll customise your apps to fit your workflow, add your colours and logo… you tell us how they should work

3. Publish to your workforce

When your employees login to Nutshell, they’ll have instant access to your customised business apps

4. Kick back and relax

Think of all the fun ways you can spend the time and money you’ve saved not having to chase missing data

Why Nutshell?

The trouble with off-the-shelf leave request software is that it rarely talks to the rest of your business software. You need to export and import data from one to another by hand, which is slow, expensive and leads to mistakes and data blind-spots… which defeats the object in going digital in the first place.

Imagine if leave request approvals could automatically populate schedules of work based on skills and competencies, all on its own. Well, with Nutshell it can.

Nutshell apps are 100% customisable to your business. Not just the superficial stuff – every part of your workflow, from data-capture and line-manager approval, to processing, reporting and integrating with your existing back-office systems.

Request a demo now to see for yourself how Nutshell can deliver fully-integrated and fully-automated software across every area of your business, without having to change the way you work.

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