Using BusinessWise to record when members of staff are on annual leave is a simple data entry process and when used to its full potential, users can take advantage of a range of useful features. To record the dates a member of staff wishes to take as holiday, simply navigate to the Absences section within EmployWise, select the relevant member of staff and enter the start and end date of the holiday.

BusinessWise will then automatically generate an alert message, based on the data entered, to identify holidays which are due to be taken during the following week. This arrives as a message within BusinessWise every Monday and, if desired, can be sent as an email to your inbox. This message can help to ensure cover arrangements or other contingencies are put in to place.

In addition, the ‘EmployWise Reports’ feature includes a number of management reports which allow holidays booked, or already taken to be easily identified. Amongst these reports you can also find the helpful ‘Absence Calendar’ report which gives an at-a-glance summary of all holidays booked by an individual over the current calendar year. The ‘Absence Planner’ report presents information for a group of employees for a set month meaning it is easy to see who within your workforce is absent at any given time, enabling decision making on holiday requests to become a quick and easy process.

Using BusinessWise to log the holidays booked by your workforce also allows you to keep track on an individual basis, of how much of their entitlement each employee has booked and how many days of entitlement are remaining. Each Employee Record, when viewed, provides an at-a-glance summary of the current year’s entitlement.

All these features are easy to access, simple to use and help our clients by giving valuable assistance in managing staff holiday entitlement

If you are a Peninsula client and are not yet taking advantage of the BusinessWise complimentary service, or you are a BusinessWise user who requires more information on the service we provide, please contact the BusinessWise Helpdesk on 0844 892 2780 Monday – Friday 9am-5.30pm where a member of the team will on hand to assist.

BusinessWise offers a range of tools and features to registered users to assist in managing the ongoing obligations associated with running an effective and legally-compliant business and is provided as part of our portfolio of consultancy services. If you are not yet a Peninsula client, simply go to and click on ‘Contact Us’ to get in touch.