How do I add leave for an employee? (Desktop)

Modified on Wed, 29 Nov 2023 at 05:18 PM

Typically employees will submit their own leave requests through Shiftie, ready for you to approve or deny as appropriate. Occasionally you might need to add leave for them though; that's where this guide comes in.

It's worth noting that you'll only be able to add leave for an employee if you have leave enabled for your company as a whole.


  1. Head over to the team page by clicking on the 'Team' icon on the left of your screen, then select the Leave tab. 
  2. Click the 'Add Time Off' button at the top of the screen and select 'Add Leave'.
  3. In the resulting form, select the team member from the Employee dropdown.
  4. Next, fill out the date on which the employee's leave will start and choose whether the employee will be taking a full or half day's leave.
    1. If you select 'Full Day' you'll have to choose the leave end date. If the employee is only taking one day off then the end date should be the same as the start date.
    2. If you select 'Half Day' you will have to choose whether the half-day is the morning or the afternoon.
  5. Next, choose the type of leave that the employee will be taking. If you are booking holiday you may need to check that it has been enabled for the employee
    1. You'll want to be aware that holiday days will count toward the employee's annual leave allowance but other types of leave won't.
  6. If you want to add a note against the leave you can enter this in the 'Message' field.
  7. Once you're happy with the request click to confirm at the bottom of the form.


If an employee doesn't really qualify for leave but won't be able to work shifts at particular times then you might want to look at updating their availability instead.


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