Even though spring has just sprung, are you already planning your summer vacation? Are you dreaming about setting your OOO (out of Office) before Memorial Day even arrives? Before summer hits there are two items to check off your to-do list. First thing to do is contact That’s Good HR. This ensures that your office will be covered, and you can have the relaxing, restful vacation you deserve. Our team can send you a temporary employee for when you or your staff will be out of the office.
Next, make sure you set your out of office message. Whether you are gone for one day or one week, setting an auto-response message helps people know when to expect a return reply.
Only headed out for one day? The Muse has two examples for simple messages you can use to minimize emergencies in your inbox.
Are you going to be out of the office for a special occasion? If your company culture allows, it’s always best to personalize your out of office with why you are out. Personalization can create a connection and give context at the same time. For example, if you will be out of the office to get married, sharing that in your out of office message will convey to your business contacts that you most likely won’t be checking email on the big day. Perhaps someone you email also recently got engaged or married and you can share your stories. See some examples of occasions where you might be OOO.
Not sure what to write on your Out of Office message? No fear, this OOO Generator compliments of Hubspot will automatically generate an out of office message for you. Simply enter your info in the prompts and choose summertime or holiday theme. Two fun and jazzy out of office messages will be generated for you to copy and paste into your email. If they don’t match your personal style, use them as a jumping off point to craft a message that is on point with your personal brand.