Introducing: CakeHR + Slackbot Integration for Leave Management
At CakeHR, we have always been about ensuring that your HR is simplified and, well, we do this well! What we love is being able to take any SMB and turn their lives and business around by increasing their efficiency, decreasing costs and centralising your HR processes in one slick solution.
There is a saying in Latvian (homeland of our found, Kaspars Upmanis), “A home is never finished” and we like to take this saying and let it influence our daily lives at the CakeHR office.
Infact, CakeHR is so not finished that we invite everybody to join in!
Part of the ongoing process of never finishing is updating our most beloved features and it comes with great joy for me to announce our closer integration with Slack.
What can we say about Slack that has not already been said? Well…
CakeHR, the leading HR software for small and medium businesses, now has it’s own dedicated Slackbot integration for you and your employees to request time off, check balances and get daily notifications of who is out of the office during the day – all to benefit managing your employee leave with greater efficiency.
We spend a lot of time on Slack. We share stories, we share ideas, we share cat memes and we share our success.
No matter the size of company, Slack is an asset for creating better communication between your teams and projects.
We’re teaching our Slackbot much more over time but right now you can now:
1. Book any time off from Slack
By chatting to the CakeHR Slackbot in a direct message, you can “book” time off from any of your eligible policies just by talking to the bot.
Once you confirm, email notifications are sent to your managers for approval with real-time updates in CakeHR and your account. HUZZAH!
2. Check your policy balances
Without the need of checking on your Apple or Android phone, you can now request your “balance” to be displayed inside Slack so you can be always up to date with your policies.
3. See who is out of office during the day
With daily notifications being sent to your Slack channel ahead of the working day, and with updates throughout the day, know who is in and who is out to ensure.
4. Get help
We all need it from time to time. Forget any of the above? Just type in “help” to our friendly Slackbot and reach the commands at any time.
How to Integrate
You can integrate your CakeHR Slackbot for free! Simply head to your CakeHR Settings page and follow the integrations link and instructions.
Once activated, you can then link each CakeHR account with the correct Slack account (don’t worry, we use their email address to ease this process) and you’re good to go!
Add the @cakehrbot to any Slack channel and receive daily notifications within and use any of the commands above in a direct message when you need to request PTO, check your leave balances and get help.
As I mentioned earlier, we’re never done. Slackbot 2.0 is already in development and you can expect to receive in-Slack notifications as well as manager approval all from within Slack.
As ever, if you are new to CakeHR and already using Slack, you’re invited to a free 30-day trial with us to increase your efficiency in the workplace and ensure your HR processes are centralised.
Reach out to me directly lee[at]cake.hr to ask any questions and I will ensure that we stick to our promise – Your HR. Simplified. 👈