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When employee out of office update Slack status

When an employee is on leave, update their Slack status to reflect that they’re away.

When this happens

Employee is on PTO

Then do this

Update an employee's Slack status

How to automatically update your Slack status when on PTO

With Rippling’s Workflow Automator, you can automatically trigger an update to your Slack status to reflect when you’re out of office.

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Recipe overview

As research has consistently shown, taking time off is key to not just preventing employee burnout, but to improving their happiness and productivity while at work as well.

But taking time off in itself isn’t enough. To get the full benefit of the time away, employees need to be able to truly unplug—a task that’s made harder when colleagues continue to send emails and Slack messages, unaware that their colleague is out on leave. 

That’s why it’s important for employees to prep for their leave before they go—like blocking their calendars on the days they’ll be out, or updating their Slack status to reflect that they’re out of office. 

With this Recipe, you can help automate some of that all-important PTO prep. When an employee is out on leave, Rippling will automatically update their Slack status to reflect that they’re out of office.

Prefer a Slack message to the team instead? As with all our workflow Recipes, you can customize this template to your exact needs, including when it should trigger, what the actions should be, who it should go to, and more.

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About Rippling HRIS

Manage all your people operations from one powerful, intuitive system. From payroll to benefits, employee engagement to time tracking, Rippling's deep understanding of your employees and operations helps you automate away busy work. Finally, you can focus on the important stuff—your people.

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Manage group policies, grant or deny account access, and authenticate users to keep your company data secure. Stay a step ahead with role-based access control that automatically determines who should get access to which apps like Google Workspace, Slack, and Office 365.

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Slack brings team communication and collaboration into one place so users can get more work done-—whether in a large enterprise or small business. Slack helps users check off their to-do list and move projects forward by bringing the right people, conversations, tools, and information together.

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