If you have staff members who accrue their holiday based on their hours worked, RotaCloud can automatically keep their holiday balance up to date as part of the normal payroll procedure.
As a part of the Time & Attendance package, RotaCloud can calculate how much holiday has been accrued per pay period using staff members' clock-in and clock-out times. Accrued holiday is then automatically added to their holiday balance when you finalise your pay period.
Setting your accrual rate
In the Settings menu, under the Holiday Accrual heading, you’ll find an option to set your default holiday accrual rate.
By default, staff members accrue at a rate of 12.07% of their hours worked. However, if all your staff members accrue at a different rate, you can overwrite it by typing a new figure into the field. You can also choose whether certain paid and unpaid leaves are included in accrual calculations, using the options below the rate.
Staff members can also have their own individual rate, which is set in their Employee Profile. To do this, click on the Holiday Accrual Rate cell under the Holiday Allocation section and enter the required accrual rate.
Setting which employees accrue
Employees are set to accrue holiday on their Employee Profile page. Under 'Holiday Allocation,' select 'Accrue Holiday' to enable automatic accrual for them.
Automatically updating holiday balances
At the end of each pay period, when finalising the Payroll Export report, you’ll be shown a pop up menu summarising how much holiday each of your accruing employees has earned, based on their hours worked:
You can also view this summary without finalising your payroll by clicking the 'View holiday accrual' link at the top of the Payroll report. The figures displayed here cannot be edited. The 'Hours worked' figure can be updated by changing the employee's timesheet, while the 'Holiday hours accrued' figure depends on the Holiday Accrual Rate.
Finalising the payroll will immediately update the balances of the listed employees.
If you unfinalise your Payroll Report, the accrued leave will be removed from employees' balances. When this happens, you'll be shown a confirmation of how many holiday hours are being removed:
Manually updating holiday balances
You can manually update any employee’s holiday balance on the Leave Page. Click on an employee’s balance to enter a new one in its place:
For more information about Holiday Accrual and to find a calculator to help you work out your correct Holiday Accrual Rates, visit the RotaCloud Blog.