People will never sit still
We're constantly evolving. Here's what we've been up to recently.
Managing work patterns
We’ve added the ability to manage work patterns in settings.
We’ve given queries several updates, to make them easier of use and add in more options for admins.
We’ve added in a new option for reporting.
Access Identity Cloud
Customers now have the ability to use Access Identity cloud with People HR.
Logbook and logbook designer have had upgrades to make them easier to use.
New options are now available in Query Builder, to provide stats on company uptake of the People HR mobile app.
We’ve improved the appearance and usage of the employee profile.
New Starter Wizard
We’ve given the new starter wizard some new functionality.
We’ve made the leaver wizard easier to use.
Weekly Timesheet Approval
You can now approve timesheets and assignments in bulk by the week, if you don’t want to approve each entry manually.
Connect your ATS with Google Analytics to discover insights about your recruitment pipeline, plus other improvements to the ATS.
New Mobile App
We’ve completely re-designed the UX and UI on our flagship mobile app, to make your life faster and easier on the go.
We’ve built a feature-packed group chat function into your mobile app, to help you stay in touch with colleagues.
Employees can now update their personal information, such as bank details and emergency contacts, via the mobile app.
Mobile expenses are now even smoother, with the addition of “quick add” for when you’re in a rush, and better visibility of approval status.
Employees can now register various types of absence and leave, such as sickness or maternity, via the mobile app.
A new dedicated area to manage your document templates, with improved features including merge tags for document titles.
Video and Audio for Logbooks
You can now upload video and audio files to logbook screens, for example a welcome message or a training video.
If an employee’s direct line manager is away, you can now let their indirect manager view and authorise their requests.
Automate even more of the repetitive HR tasks you hate, with Ripple 2.0. Plus, build interactive workflows to engage employees.
Filter your employee list to make it even easier to find the person you’re looking for, and flick between selected profiles with a single tap.
Holiday Sync Service (HSS)
Sync employee holidays with your Microsoft Exchange Server, now including Office 365.
Custom Logbook Screens
Get creative with HR data. New settings for custom logbook screens, plus checkboxes, sliders and electronic signatures.
Feed automatic HR announcements directly into your Slack channels. Birthdays, holidays, starters, leavers and more.
Schedule your plugin tools to run automatically. Plus, add up to five devices to your time & attendance sync.
Build authorisation workflows with multiple approvers, for all types of requests – holidays, expenses, logbooks and more.
Excel and Google Hotsheets can now auto-refresh, to show the latest data each time you open the file.
Give admin access to external professionals who you do not directly employ, such as HR consultants or auditors.
Grant or Revoke Access
Grant or revoke permission for our support team to access your HR system (e.g. while they help you with an issue.)
Public Holiday Templates
Default public holidays for England and Wales pre-loaded for the next few years, which will show on planners.
Improved responsive design – upload documents to your HR system via the browser on your mobile device.
Increase employee participation in Pulse surveys, and improve accuracy, by allowing anonymous responses.
17 Language Options
Three new translations completed – Hungarian, Portuguese and Swedish. . 17 language options now available.
Bulk Upload Employee Data
Upload bulk data from a spreadsheet, including holidays, sickness, background checks, right to work, salary & bank details.
QR Codes & Beacons
Let employees clock in and out at specific locations, by using unique QR codes and proximity-based beacons.
See new features that are in the development pipeline, and vote on the ideas you think we should work on next.
Sync Google Calendar
Instantly update employees’ Google Calendars with events that are logged within their People planner.
Anonymous 360 Feedback
When you print a performance review, you can choose to display all 360-degree feedback as anonymous.
Running an offline backup of your data will include any profile photos you have uploaded to each employee’s record.
Drag and drop report builder, for designing your own explosive reports that tell colourful stories with your HR data.
Automatic Pro-Rata Calculations
The system automatically calculates pro-rata entitlement for employees who change shift patterns mid-year.
14 Language Options
Three new translations completed – Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified) and Russian. 14 language options now available.
Mobile Document Uploader
Upload documents on the go, when accessing People via the browser on your Android, iPhone or iPad.
Use our Google Hotsheets add-on to link up to 10 HR queries to a Google Sheets document, to create dynamic spreadsheets.
New Query Builder Fields
New fields for building better queries. Report on dozens of new areas, including access rights, change logs, and postcodes.
A growing library of built-in plugins to help you perform special tasks from directly within the system.
Logbook Bulk Upload
Design custom information screens and upload your existing data using an easy spreadsheet template.
Authenticate on the phone with facial recognition, fingerprint or passcode.
Ask questions that require a video or audio response from applicants, to help you decide who to invite for a face-to-face interview.
New Bulk Actions
Five brand new bulk actions: Salary entitlements and deductions, manage team members and reports to, and bulk employee data upload.
Multi-Languages (Android & IOS)
All 10 languages are now available within the mobile app, available for iPhone and Android.
Update Personal Info (Android & IOS)
Make sure HR records are accurate –employees can update their own personal information, directly from within the People HR app.
New Planner Display (Android & IOS)
New, more user friendly planner display for the mobile app. Better navigation, more fun to use.
Timesheets (Android & IOS)
Add project assignments within timesheets using the mobile app, to track things like overtime, wherever you are.
Declined Expense Reason (Android & IOS)
See why your expense request was declined – approver’s comments are displayed when an expense request is denied.
Add Sickness (Android & IOS)
Managers can add sickness absence to the employee record.
Upload Profile Picture (Android & IOS)
Managers can add sickness absence to the employee record.
10 language packs
Switch between 10 different languages. English (UK), English (US), French, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Arabic & Dutch.
Holiday Approval Workflow
Build holiday authorisation rules that include multiple approvers, and set automated approval workflows for employees.
Restrict projects to certain groups of people, to help employees focus on what’s relevant, and to control visibility of sensitive assignments.
German & US Translation
We’ve started rolling out international localisation, by translating the entire system into German and US-English.
Manage global HR centrally, while giving regional administrators the power to control and customise HR for their country or location.
Create categories for each of your queries, to help you locate the query you’re looking for faster in the future.
Keep your finger on the pulse by taking snapshots of employee feedback any time you like.
We’ve extended our API to help you connect People HR with your favourite business applications in even more ways.
Chat (Android & IOS)
Chat securely with your employees using the People HR app. Store chats for audit purposes, or delete.
SSO (Android & IOS)
The People HR app now supports Single Sign On (SSO).
Tap In/Out (Android & IOS)
The People HR app now supports Single Sign On (SSO).
Half-Day Holiday Locking
Lock a single morning or afternoon against holiday requests for a specific date
New filters, new notifications, new bulk actions, and new permissions for regular users
Choose from several new date formats to suit your country or preferred style
Condense all goal notifications into one weekly breakdown email
Passwords & Security
Set stronger password requirements, and customise password expiry dates and session timeout limits
Hourly Pro-Rata Calculations
Automatically calculate pro-rata holiday entitlements in hours
Short Public Holidays
Create public holiday dates that last less than a full day
Accrual Rule Builder
Design custom holiday accrual rulesets for different groups of employees
ATS Hide Salary
You can now choose to hide salary when applicants are applying via job sites
ATS Internal Vacancies
You can now tag your vacancies as internal/external or both. They wil only show where they are supposed to!
Better notifications will inform the creator of a vacancy when a job approver/offer approver approves/declines the vacancy.
You can now cc and bcc anyone on the emails that are sent out, especially on the interview invites.
Send a customised auto acknowledgment email to applicants
ATS User Defind Internal Questions
Need to hold additional specialist information about the applicant ,no problems, define unlimited internal questions
ATS Query Pipeline
Report the journey of an applicant through the pipeline
Bulk update employees work pattern
Now show comments added by employee when requesting authorisation for timesheet/holidays/other events
The “known as” column is now included in text-based searches, to help you find employees who don’t use their regular first name
The Ripple Workflow engine now includes Logbook actions, to help you build even more automated HR processes
Automatic alerts when employees change their address or bank details, to make sure you never miss a trick
Automatic reminders for managers when pending holidays are getting close to their date
Export Org Chart
Export your organisation chart to PDF, and share it with anybody
Switch on timesheet approvals to ensure each entry gets authorised by the relevant person
Make bulk updates to multiple salaries at once
Edit public holiday transactions for employees on special leave
Choose your own colour scheme to make your HR system feel more like home
People now integrates with Indeed and Glassdoor
Document Page Setup
Set margins and page sizes, and preview document templates as PDFs before printing
Start a performance reviews with specific employees by adding their names as filters
Print any upcoming holidays that fall within a date range you specify
ATS (Applicant Tracking System)
Brand new supercharged ATS module with 100s of new features.
Build custom authorisation for any of the standard screens such as training, benefits and any custom screen you design
New improved Org Chart, zoom, break down by company, location, department, exlude/include future leavers and specific employee groups
Chart Your Data
Query now allows you to produce charts from your data and has improved filters for better segmentation
FTE & Part Time Holiday Calculation
Simple calculators help you assign FTE and salary holiday allowances for part time workers
Custom NI/SSN validation
Choose how your company validates NI/SSN numbers
24 Hour Timesheets
Allow employees to record timesheets over 24 hour periods
Instantly View Documents on Any Device
The ability to instantly view documents is now available across all devices, meaning you no longer have to download them
Huge Flexibility Boost with “Other Events”
We replaced the “Other Leave” option with a brand new feature called “Other Events”, to give you more flexibility, and better visibility of where your employees are.
Enhanced Reporting for Deeper Insights
As well as making the Query Builder much nicer to navigate we introduced new filters and query cloning.
Improved Holiday Workflow
Additional line managers are now notified that the holiday request have been approved.
A mamoth update to the API include more endpoints and webhooks
Open Office File Formats
People will now accept documents that are uploaded in an Open Office format
IPHONE and Android Enhancements
A bumber set of improvements to the apps to include even more employee and manager functionality
Microsoft AD for SSO
We introduced a native SSO connector for Microsoft AD People.
Improved Rehire functionality allows you to take back a previous leaver while retaining key history
Improved screen designer functionality providing even more fields and security options
Send rich media news to all or specific employees
Even more standard payroll integrations including STAR, Moorepay, Omni, advanced integrations options for Sage Payroll
A free upgrade for all our customers allows employees to submit and managers to authorise expenses right from their smart phone, includes digital signatures and electronic receipts
Send emails to People and watch them magically attach themselves to employee records, attachments and all!
Point in Time Reporting
One click "as-at" reporting now answers those questions that took days of spreadsheet merges and calculations
A brand new addition to our API, Webhooks allow you to listen in for any changes and get notified within 60 seconds!
Block Days by Company/Location/Department
Increased granularity on holiday allocation rules by locking down to the department level allows you to control productivity rates
Google Drive/Dropbox Integration
We've now introduced Google/Dropbox and other file sharing services integration to employee and documents making it even easier to link your documents from external source
Ripple - Workflow
Our new workflow engine, Ripple, allows you to create your own workflow processes that ripples throughout your organisation getting things done for you.
New Performance Managment
An overhaul to our performance management module providing for the ability ro define company, department job specific review questions
An exciting upgrade to our objectives and goals functionality about the science of goals and what drives motivation to get things done.
Support for over 90 languages
Use your phone to validate logins to your People account with 2FA
Flexible rules to upleft employee entitlements based on Length Of Service
Zapier Integrations, API Webhooks
We're enhancing our API to support integrations with over 300 other applications!
iPhone / Android App
People is already optimised for full use on any device this release adds native apps
We're bringing out a Flexible Benefits app that will let your people select and apply from a range of company benefits.
Time off In Lieu (TOIL)
TOIL functionality lets employees accrue and request TOIL. People balances all of the calculations and entitlements for you
People lets you assign Regional Administrators – that are locked-down to a specific company, location or department
Return to Work from Sick & Holiday
Redesigned Back To Work functionality so that your people will are prompted to sign declarations
Sage Payroll Integration
Complete integration in Sage Payroll
Rotating Shift Patterns
Full support for 1000s of different shift patterns
We introduced a feature that allows your staff to receive and sign company documents – like contracts – electronically.
Google Docs Integration
Sync Your Google Drive & Google Docs with People
Security Audit of People’s HR System
People was given the green light, and categorised into the best possible bracket: ‘Low Risk’.
Connect your People HR system with RotaCloud’s rota-generation software in less than two minutes!
Tap In Tap Out, and enjoy timesheets that update in real-time as your employees come and go.
ATS (Applicant Tracking System)
Complete integrated ATS functionality
Single Sign on
Secure People with OneLogin to take complete control over application access, create and enforce security policies, and add a second factor authentication
It’s easy to allow your calendars to Sync with People. We use an industry standard interchange called a ICAL or Calendar Feed
Improving Employee Engagement Through Thanks
Engage your entire company and launch your annual Performance Review using People.
Broadcast company wide news with feedback
Full JSON API introduced
People Goes International
People now lets you manage departments, teams and workforces across the entire globe!
Recording timesheets and tracking attendance just got easier –let your employees clock in and out with People.
Zero Hour Contracts
People calculates complex holiday entitlements for you for zero hour contracts and casual workers.
Create your own custom screen and report on them
Perform common bulk actions on data
Track paid/unpaid and emergency leave
Consultant Work Bench
Consultant work bench with multi company support for our partners
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