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Know Where Your Team Is This Holiday Season

The holidays are here! This time of year, it’s difficult to keep track of who’s traveling, attending a school play, working from their hometown, or caught the flu. During Thanksgiving, the Pingboard team had employees in five different states!

Trying to plan without this basic info at your fingertips is a leap of faith… Is tomorrow the best day for the team meeting? Do we have enough customer service staff to handle the increased volume? How many people will be here for the holiday lunch?

Most time-off tools make it hard to get data in and out. We designed Pingboard so that it’s easy to add and share when you’re traveling or working remotely. An employee can add time off with a few clicks on the web or taps on her phone. Her team and manager are notified immediately and the whole company can browse the vacation calendar inside Pingboard or in Google Calendar.

pingboard weekly email

A super-helpful complement to the time-off feature is the new weekly email. On Monday morning, everyone receives a summary of who’s out that week, along with birthdays, work anniversaries, and new employees. We already rely on it at our office and many of our customers have told us that this has replaced a time consuming email that their office manager would manually put together for their staff each week.

Would you like a quick demo of the new status feature and weekly email ahead of the holidays? Join our team for a 15-minute webinar style demo. In the meantime, visit your company’s Status page and add your holiday time off to get a sense of how it works.

As companies grow, people start to feel disconnected. It doesn’t have to be that way. The best companies grow together, not apart. Everything we build is designed to make that true for your company.

Please send your questions and feedback anytime!

by Bill Boebel Founder and CEO of Pingboard.