Administrators can add public holidays for all the countries and regions in which your employees are based. When Leavetrack calculates the number of days used by an absence, it takes into account any public holidays in the employee's country. As an example, if an employees takes holiday from Monday-Friday and the Monday is a public holiday, that booking will only use four days from the employee's entitlement, not five.
There are two approaches you can take when setting an entitlement for your employees:
Net of public holidays: If your workplace is closed on a public holiday then you would set your employees' entitlements net of public holidays. As an example, if the employee receives 20 days leave and there are 10 public holidays, add the public holidays to Leavetrack and set the entitlement to 20 days.
Inclusive of public holidays: If you are open on public holidays so the employee has flexibility on when they take their holiday, do not add public holidays to the system but instead add the relevant number of days to the employee entitlement. In the previous example, you would set the entitlement to 30 days.
Public holidays can only be created in the countries or regions in which your employees work. This means you must have at least one employee in the country or region for which you are trying to add a public holiday.
When you have added a location to the employee's record, go to Account > Public Holidays
Click Add New Public Holiday to add a new public holiday.
When you add a public holiday, the drop down box called "Country" will be populated by the various locations in which your employees are based