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Written by Charlotte - 19 Jul 2018 Category: CiviHR

Your CiviHR Staff Calendar can now be linked with your work calendar if you use Google or Outlook 2016.

Your CiviHR Staff Calendar can now be linked with your work calendar if you use Google or Outlook 2016. Connecting CiviHR to these third-party applications will allow you and your staff to view leave from your work calendar, without having to log in to CiviHR.

 

CiviHR calendar linked with Google Calendar

 

Whose leave is included?

HR Admins can create calendar feeds by Department, Location or for all staff members. These calendar feeds can also be shared by Department, Location or with everyone. This helps to keep calendar feed information relevant to those who will view them. 

 

 

Which leave types are included?

HR Admins can select the leave types that they would like to be included in the calendar feed. If a leave type is sensitive (eg. Bereavement), HR Admins can mark it as private. You will still see that a colleague is away from work, but the name of the leave type will not be visible.

 

Where are calendar feeds listed?

Calendar feeds created by HR Admins can be seen by staff when they log into their CiviHR Self Service Portals and navigate to the My Leave page. 

 

 

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View All Staff Leave from the SSP

Written by Charlotte - 20 Jun 2018 Category: CiviHR

It’s now possible to view the leave dates for all members of staff from the calendar view of the My Leave screen of the SSP.

It’s now possible to view the leave dates for all members of staff from the calendar view of the My Leave screen of the SSP. Staff can check to see if a colleague is on leave and managers can use the calendar to check for any leave clash within teams before approving a leave request.

 

 

To maintain privacy, users (other than HR Admin) will not be able to view any notes or details regarding the leave. There’s also the option to hide the leave type label from public calendars and feeds (Configure > Leave > Leave Types).  By ticking this option, the leave request will only show as ‘leave’ in the staff calendar, giving enough information to show that the member of staff is absent but no details regarding the nature of the absence.

 

The legend has also been simplified to show only those leave types displayed in the current calendar view.

Editing Dropdown Lists is now Quicker and Easier

Written by Charlotte - 18 Jun 2018 Category: CiviHR

When you log in to your site, you’ll notice a tiny blue spanner appearing next to the fields containing dropdown lists.

When you log in to your site, you’ll notice a tiny blue spanner appearing next to the fields containing dropdown lists. This little blue tool is your new best friend: by clicking on the spanner, you can edit dropdown lists directly from the field in which they appear, rather than having to go to the Configure menu. It’s much quicker and easier as you do not have to click away from your current screen.

To try this out, go to anywhere in the system where a dropdown list appears (in the examples included in the screenshot, we used a Job Contract record). Click on the blue spanner to view and edit the dropdown options.

After clicking the spanner, a popup box appears listing all the currently available items and giving you the option to add more. In the example below, we have the opportunity to add a new Work Location.

Once you’ve entered the new item, click Done. It will now appear in the dropdown list, and you can choose it for the Job Contract record. That's it: changes made and saved in just a few quick clicks. How very handy!

 

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