We’ve just added a great new little feature to Bindle. The ability to upload important upcoming company events.
This is useful to remind staff of things like busy periods, office closures, and holiday block out dates when they’re requesting and approving time off.
Setting this up is a matter of first uploading an iCal file containing your important company events.
The procedure for doing this is the same as adding any other calendar to Bindle. We’ve written about this elsewhere.
Then you need to tell Bindle to use this calendar as your ‘Company events calendar’. We’ve added a new field to the Company details page in the Admin section.
Adding this calendar to your configuration will cause the events it contains to appear on the Bindle wallchart, the booking form, and in approval request pages and notification emails.
Here is what the Bindle Wallchart looks like after a company event calendar has been configured.
If staff enter time off within 2 weeks of an important company event, warnings are shown on the booking request form.
The final piece in the puzzle is letting Approvers know that important company dates might be coming up around the time time off is requested.
We made some changes to the ‘Request Approval’ page that provide Approvers with all the information they need to make a quick decision.
That explains all the moving pieces that make up this little handy feature.
We think it is pretty simple to set up and it’s subtle enough to stay out of the way if you don’t need it. A well-balanced addition, shall we say.
We’ve recently had a few folks ask us for this feature and here’s plain evidence that we’re listening. So don’t be shy!
If you have any ideas about how to make you life better with Bindle, let us know. We’d love to help. No lie.