For 2024 I present a free vacation planner for smaller companies and employees.
In the fast-paced world of business, ensuring the well-deserved vacations of your hardworking employees are managed efficiently is crucial. That’s why I’ve taken the initiative to create a specialized vacation planner tailored to the needs of diligent professionals like you, who are responsible for overseeing their team’s time off.
As we approach 2024, it’s the perfect moment to get a head start on organizing a seamless vacation schedule for your workforce. In this article, I’ve meticulously crafted a vacation planner that considers all aspects of employee leave management, from optimizing coverage during absences to accommodating individual preferences.
The vacation planner will be offered in these versions
- Vacation planner for up to 7 employees
- up to 20 employees
- up to 60 employees (coming soon)
- PRO Version for 7 employees
- and a vacation planner for up to 7 employees for the Middle East (coming soon).
Use of the vacation planner 2024
Users of the vacation planner from last year already know it and know: It is quite simple.
First, download the Excel template at the end of the article and open it with Excel or similar software such as Numbers from Apple or LibreOffice, a free Office alternative.
Now you have two options: Either you edit the file directly in Microsoft Excel or you print it out and mark the holidays of your employees by hand.
Editing the holiday planner with Excel
You have probably already received holiday requests from your team and can now enter them directly into the calendar. The easiest way is to put a cross (x-key) in the corresponding fields. If you like it colorful, you can also use colored symbols or color the whole cell accordingly.
It is best to save the file in a location that only the holiday planner can view, so that an employee cannot jump the queue 😉
If you want to be on the safe side, you can of course install a lock with password protection so that nothing really can happen.
But if you have some computer knowledge, you will probably be able to crack the password protection.
Analogue use of the holiday planner
As already mentioned above, it is also possible to print out the holiday planner, hang it on the notice board and have the employees fill it in directly with a ballpoint pen or colored pencil. However, a meeting with a detailed discussion is probably better in order not to create any injustice.
Holiday planner PRO for 2024
For 2024 I present a vacation planner PRO for companies with up to 7 employees.
The usage is pretty simple:
- Fill out the worksheet “employees”. Put in the names, the starting time of the job and how much holidays the person should get.
- If you want to see the public holidays of your country or state, chose it from the dropdown.
- If your county/state is not shown, change one existing country to yours on top of the column.
- Plan the holidays from your employees by putting a “1” for a full day and “0,5” for a half day vacation. The planner will automatically calculate the sum of vacation-days below the table.
Download section of the staff holiday planner for 2024
Here you can download the Excel and PDF files. Some are on the marketplace from gumroad – a perfect place for downloading digital goods like templates.
If you like my templates, I’m looking forward to a little donation 🙂
Vacation planner for 20 employees
Vacation planner 2024 for 20 employees (download site for Excel-template.net)
Vacation Planner PRO
The download of the PRO version can be found here:
Planner for the Middle East (coming soon)
The planner for the Middle East is different because of the weekend is on Friday and Saturday!
This category is under construction. The links are for 2023
Other vacation planner for 2024
Another free calendar for planning holiday of your staff is here:
This page in German can be found here: