Zoho People alternative – Pause

They’ve built a complex HR software called Zoho People that helps companies track employees’ vacation time.Β 

Zoho People is great for big companies that need the whole HR shebang. Smaller businesses that are only getting off the ground might not need a full suite of HR tools just yet. To take care of leave management and team planning in particular, there’s Pause.

Pause is a lightweight Zoho People alternative that has one job and does it well. What you see is what you get: streamlined features that make leave management and team planning a breeze.

πŸ’† Easy leave application

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Apply for half-day to multi-dayΒ 

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Apply for self or others

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Book overtime

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Lock dates

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Apply from any device

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See remaining leave days

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Apply from Slack

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Auto-approve pending requests

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See time-off overlaps with teammates

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🚌 Organise teams

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Import users from Slack or G-Suite

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Assign an approver

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Give prorated leave days for new users

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Custom working days per team

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Multiple approvers

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Burnout dashboard

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🌴 Leave policy

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Deductible leave types

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Non-deductible leave types

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Turn off approval process

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Multiple public holiday calendars

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Credit leaves monthly, or yearly

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Custom allowance per leave type

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Complex approval workflows

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Direct feed of data into Zoho People

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🀝 Slack integration

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Apply for time-off from Slack

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See overlaps with teammates

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Check available balance

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Approve time-off

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Leave summary notifications per team

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Upcoming public holiday notifications

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Birthday and work anniversary reminders

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Auto-update Slack status

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πŸ—“ Calendar integration

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Leaves calendar feed by teams

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Public holidays calendar feed

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Birthdays and anniversary calendar feed

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Auto-decline meetings when on leave

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So then, what's Pause's USP?

We sweat the details, so we can talk about our designs, features and integrations until the cows come home. But here’s Pause’s mission in a nutshell:

Pause is focused on building healthy, happy, and engaged teams and fighting burnout.

Pause is more than just a leave tracking tool. It’s a capacity planner, employee directory, and team communication enabler rolled into one.Β 

Pause keeps employee health and small businesses front and centre, always. It’s flexible for agile remote working teams, but structured enough that confusion is out of the question. It makes every process a breeze, because nobody wants to stress while taking a break; neither does anyone like crap hitting the fan when someone’s on leave.

Pause is also integrated with Intercom to give you instant chat support. No more waiting for a reply back while your company catches on fire.Β 

All of this is why you’ll find Pause to be a flexible, transparent and easy-to-use leave management tool.

A product that does one thing and does it well

Β Pause is a slice of (work) life tool designed to make leave applications and management fuss-free, easy and encouraging. It doesn’t skimp on efficiency, works where you do, and doesn’t make any noise. Best of all, it helps promote a burnout-free, healthy work culture.Β No complicated onboarding. No tedious set-up process. No extensive list of features.

Enjoy a fuss-free onboarding experience

Pause will never require more than a few minutes to set up. You won’t need to spend hours poring over documentation, or scratch your head over complex jargon.Β It’s so easy to use, you won’t need to extensively demo it to your team. Launch and go!

Know who’s off in teams that matter

Have a lot riding on one team? Subscribe to a team’s leave calendar so see upcoming leave schedules without having to check individual calendars.

Let teams know when they’re most needed

Lock critical dates for when you need the whole team available. Teammates can plan their time off better, and projects won’t fall to the wayside at the very last minute.

Identify people who haven’t had a break

Spot those who have the most leave days remaining through your team dashboard, as well as those who haven’t taken time off in a few months. Now get them to take a break.

Tackle any doubts of your absence with a 🌴 emoji

Identify who’s on leave with the handy 🌴 emoji that automagically shows up next to the name. Do away with ambiguous statuses and let the palm tree do the talking.

Get instant support from a caring team

We work with Intercom to give you instant support through chat, whether that’s fixing a minor bug or taking Pause above and beyond to build a healthy work culture. Regardless of the size of your team or the plan you’re on, you’ll get the best customer support right when you need it.Β 

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Say β€˜no’ to meetings until you can say β€˜yes’

If meetings are scheduled during a teammate’s leave period, they’ll be auto-declined. No frantic messages on first days of leave, and no delayed plans for the team.

Press Pause even when you’re on the go

Use Pause through your browser and on your iPhone or Android phone, in addition to Slack and Google Calendar.

Ready to make the switch from Zoho People to Pause?

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