The best way to get started with Pause is by following this step-by-step guide:

**Step 1: 🎳 Set up your team**

Divide your colleagues into their respective teams and assign single or multiple approvers to each team.

**Step 2: 😎 Assign a team approver**

A team approver is someone who can approve or decline leave requests from teammates, and book time off for them, too.

**Step 3: ✉️ Invite your teammates to Pause**

By inviting your team to Pause, you can make it easier to communicate time off and encourage better planning.

**Step 4: 🌴 Set up a leave policy**

On Pause, you can start by setting up these basic leave types:

Deductible (Sick, casual, paid)

Non-deductible (burnout, cramps, maternity leave)

**Step 5: Set up public holidays for the whole organisation**

Public holidays are convenient breaks in the middle of a work schedule, so it's always good to have them in your calendar.

**Step 6: Set up Pause's Slack integration**

If you use Slack, we've got great news for you. Pause connects to Slack to bring all leave information and processes onto your favourite workplace tool.

**Step 7: Connect Pause to Google Calendar**

See your upcoming time off, teammates' leave schedules and public holidays all in one place — your work calendar. Here's what you need to do to be able to:

See your teammates' leave schedules on Google Calendar

Set up the "auto-decline meetings" feature on Google Calendar

Need help with setting up Pause for the first time?

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What's next?

Features you get in Pause
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