You may allow the staff to apply the Activity by themselves in ESS so that you can save each other's time as the activity can be approved by their Manager diectly and you no need to enter the record into the Backstage by yourselves, i.e the procedure more efficient.
How to Enable Activity in ESS?
Go to Master Data -> Organization -> Choose the Organization(with TOP) that the staff belongs to
Turn on "Show Activity History" and "Enable Activity Application"
If you allow staff to check the records, please also enable
Log in ESS and you can find the section for Activity
For Approver, you can see "Activities Approval" to approve/reject the Activity
Approver of Activity would be the same as Leave Approver. If you want to have a different approver, please contact us for further details