Zurich puts holiday booking online

Zurich Financial Services is introducing an online holiday booking system for employees and line managers in a bid to cut down on administration.

From January, line managers will be able to input employees’ holiday entitlement into a central online system. Staff will be able to go online and check how many days they have left to take, see when other members of their team are taking leave and request days off.

Once an employee has made a holiday request, the line manager is automatically emailed the date and can approve or reject it.

Pete Steer, UK payroll & benefits director, said: “Staff can instantly see who in their team is on holiday and can fit their holiday around their colleagues. The system removes the need for paper and forms.”