Setting up LeaveWizard – Basic settings

Setting up LeaveWizard – Basic settings

The Settings page in LeaveWizard allows you to define the essential behaviour of the system. Most of these preferences can remain unchanged and you will still have a very flexible system in your hands however if you wish to understand in-depth how LeaveWizard works we recommend reading further.

We will go through each section on the page to provide a details explanation of what they mean.

Company Details

This section allows you to set up the very basic details of your company like name, email address, main location and preferred culture. There's also some useful links to related settings in this section.

Leave Year and Types

This is where you specify the company default leave year and some further settings about date format and type of holiday and public holiday allowance.


This section allows you to specify visibility restrictions, leave types restriction and company wide number of people off at the same time. The last setting can also be set per work group and custom groups.


In this section you can specify approver rules and set up Administrator notification for the various event types.


Here you can set up everything you need to get started with recording and approving Overtime in your organisation.


This is where you can configure the overall setting for notifications, including allowance reports by email and approval reminders.

Outlook Integration

This section allows you to set up iCal integration, typically with applications like Outlook or Google Calendar.

Bradford Factor

Here you can enable Bradford factor calculations and specify a start date for them. The results are then visible on the Organisation and User's page.

Room Booking

Allows you to enable the room booking functionality. Once enabled it will be available from the Utilities menu.

Company Lists

This section provides some useful links to lists like All Employees, All Locations and All workgroups which are represented in different forms on the Organisation and Users page.


  1. Setting up hours based leave for part-time workers
  2. Resetting your password
  3. Verifying status of a leave request
  4. The Administrator Dashboard
  5. The Line Manager Dashboard
  6. Reports
  7. Manage Leave Restrictions
  8. Work (Shift) patterns
  9. Setting up LeaveWizard–Summary
  10. Event types in depth
  11. Setting up LeaveWizard – Public Holidays
  12. Setting up LeaveWizard – Approvers
  13. Setting up LeaveWizard – Event types and Allowances
  14. Setting up LeaveWizard – Organisation and users
  15. Setting up LeaveWizard – Basic settings
  16. Monthly Allowance Reports
  17. Restrict who can request specific leave types
  18. Recording leave in hours
  19. Location specific Public Holidays
  20. Showing and hiding allowances and leave details
  21. Carry overs explained
  22. Allowing events to be recorded on non-working days
  23. Allowing events to be requested in the past
  24. How to allow or disallow users editing requested events
  25. Setting your default company leave year
  26. LeaveRestriction user groups
  27. The Bradford Factor
  28. Overtime and Time Off in Lieu
  29. Leave Visibility and Leave Type Visibility groups
  30. How is my billing information processed?
  31. Subscribing to a paid plan
  32. How can I view my account details
  33. How to manage room bookings
  34. How to share your company calendar
  35. Outlook and Google Calendar Integration
  36. Specifying someone to cover leave
  37. Alternative Work Patterns
  38. My Settings
  39. Cancelling leave
  40. I want to book a period of leave that incorporates a bank holiday. How do I stop this day from being deducted from my holiday allowance?
  41. Recording absence
  42. Base Leave Types
  43. Changing your password with LeaveWizard
  44. Approving or Rejecting Leave
  45. Leave Charts and Calendars
  46. Requesting leave
  47. Configuring allowances
  48. Performing a bulk upload
  49. Tracking appointments in LeaveWizard
  50. How does LeaveWizard Calculate Holiday Entitlement
  51. How to include bank holidays in the holiday allowance, then book these as a bulk booking for all the company
  52. Mandating leave requests in advance

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