A big part of our business is to continuously work to enhance the capabilities and functionality of our products. We have to stay on top of the latest trends and innovations; always able to meet the demands and requests of our customers.
Through this live blog post, we will keep you informed on the latest updates and newest releases that increase the functionality of our Web Apps even more.
Product Update: Thursday April 22, 2021
Today we have four exciting features/projects to share with you. Let’s dive right in!
Don’t tell anyone, but we think this one will be a game-changer. The HR Portal is still a work in progress but our tests are getting very good feedback already. And what is this HR Portal? Basically, it will be an overlayer for both Microsoft’s HCM/HR module and our web apps that will bring everything together.
In the portal, managers and employees will be able to find anything related to HR in the organization. All your HR needs in one place. Sounds promising?
We’ll share some examples of how it looks like soon, so keep an eye out for that.
Global Task List feature
This feature started by being included in the Boarding web app but can now also be triggered from the HR Request web app. It consists in a global task list triggered by events in the whole HR system.
Example: If you request a new position to be filled in the HR Request web app, a new task or set of tasks will be triggered based on the creation of that new position. Things like “Make access pass”, “Organize welcome meeting” could be a couple of examples of those tasks.
Referring to the previous point, we intend to link this Task List to the future HR portal so you can work on it right from there.
The Global Task List is already available and functioning on the on the Boarding and HR Request apps but will soon be available on the Health & Safety and Performance Management apps too.
And, as a last note, we’re also working in extending this functionality to provide alerts and an “escalation” feature for when someone goes on vacation while having an uncompleted urgent task. But more on this later…
Document management retention
For us, document management should be more than just a “storage space” for all your HR related documents. The system should work for you and not the other way around.
In that logic, you can now set retention times for specific documents in our Document Management web app. And that can be based on the type of document, legal entity or even time-based.
Example: An international company that has subsidiaries in different countries has different laws to comply regarding keeping employees’ documentation. Now, based on the legal entity or the actual location or country, you can set retention times per type of document.
Have you ever worried about what are the documents you can or cannot delete? The ones you should and should not keep? With this new feature you can do it from the start. Automate the deletion of documents or set notifications for when something can be deleted.
Performance Management – Improved dashboard
We realize that data visualization is something very important. So, we take our web apps dataflow seriously and always want to improve them.
This time we are working on a way to display the relevant information for decision-making on workforce planning: How many employees does a department have? How many positions are there? What are the skills available in that department and what’s the skill gap there? And what are the certificates that you or the employees own in that department? Are there any certificates expiring in that department?
Now, all this information is at a glance in a tile display that can be found in our Performance Management web app.
This is the first step to get the system to work for you instead of having you look for the relevant information.
Next step we’re looking into is related to skill gaps. If a skill is missing in a giving department, you will be able to click on that skill and see which training you’ll need to obtain that skill.
Stay tuned for more updates in this live post and feel free to reach out to us if you’d like to know more.