Hi, folks! Janine from the Zapier blog team with another automation inspiration article for you. This is one of the ways Zapier uses Zapier: Automatically share out-of-office notifications in team Slack channels.
This helps make time away more visible (and, for us, since it's posted in a public Slack channel, it's searchable), which cuts down on the awkwardness of potentially waiting for someone to respond who's actually hiking in the woods for a few days.
Krystina Martinez recently put together a tutorial that walks you through how to set this up for yourself.
At Zapier, we use our HR software, BambooHR, and team chat program, Slack, as the trigger and action apps. But as always, there's flexibility in how you set this up: If your HR software doesn't have a Zapier integration, you could use a shared calendar as the trigger instead. And if you don't use Slack, you could instead send messages to another team chat app or as a general email to your team.