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:

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