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How To Use Your Time Off Request Template

Here’s how to make the most out of your new time-off request template for employees.

Step 1: Provide this file to your staff when they request time off

Step 2: They add their employee details, type of request, and dates

Step 3: A manager signs to approve or deny the request

Step 4: Update the schedule

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How 7shifts compares to the Time-Off Request Template

How does this free employee time-off template compare with 7shifts’ online scheduling software?

Time-Off Request Template

Easy schedule builder

Customizable to your restaurant


Sharable with your team

Includes employee details

Free, integrated time-clocking app

Free mobile apps

Time-off requests through mobile app

Availability submissions through mobile app

Automatic schedule updates

Overtime alerts

Shift swapping

Communication tools (chat, announcement)

Sales and weather forecasts

Labor budgeting tool

Labor compliance tools

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Take your schedule management digital

Staying on top of your employees’ hours and time-off requests is hard, but necessary to keep your restaurant staffed for every shift. By downloading this time-off request template, it will be easier to keep your schedule up-to-date and remove admin work for your managers. 

Take your schedule and time-off management to the next level with an online scheduling tool like 7shifts. Build your staff schedule with our drag-and-drop schedule builder and let your team submit their time-off requests and availability through the free mobile app. Their time-off, once approved by management, will appear on the schedule so they’re not assigned shifts they can’t work. Stay on top of your employees’ time off to keep your business running smoothly.

Restaurants save with 7shifts


Time saved on managing staff schedules


Labor costs saved


Reduction in phone calls and texts

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