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Staff Squared Product Update: October ’15

Staff Squared date icon26th October 2015

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There’s a lot happening here at Staff Squared, not least of which is the release of time-sheets and dynamic reminders which we hope you’ll love. We’ve also added other enhancements, and added a dab of polish to various areas of the app. Here’s an update!

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Before we get to the details of product update…

A number of our customers have been inconvenienced when their cards have expired and they’ve not had the time to give us new card information.

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Timesheets are here!

Our focus group has been immensely helpful and with their input we now have timesheets version 1 available.

We’re now in the process of creating a version 2 which will include reminders and timesheet approvals.

Information about how to get started with timesheets can be found here. You can turn timesheets on within your account under Enable features in your company settings.

Time tracking

Dynamic reminders

One of Staff Squared’s most important jobs is to remind you about the things you need to know in a timely way such as:

  • Contracts or employment ending
  • Staff probations
  • Work anniversaries
  • Files expiring
  • Forthcoming appraisals

Each of our customers needs a unique set of reminders designed to suit their business needs. Prior to this release Staff Squared only provided very basic reminder settings. You weren’t happy with that, so we’ve changed it.

You can now head over to your sparkly new reminders tab (in company settings) to define reminders exactly as you need them.
We can’t wait to hear your thoughts and feedback on this one.

Dynamic reminders

Book time off from the new Staff Squared mobile app

We’ve upgraded the Android and Apple mobile apps so you can now book time off via the app. Awesome right? Book time off from literally anywhere in the world (with mobile reception!).

Google play store
Apple app store

We’d really appreciate it if you could please take the time to rate our mobile apps if you find them useful!

Holiday accrued calculator

We know that it’s useful to be able to quickly work out the amount of holiday a person is entitled to as of a certain date.
We’ve added a simple calculator to get you this information quickly and easily. Head over to the holiday tab for a staff member and hit the See accrued holiday button at the top of the page.

Custom employment types

You can now add your own drop down items for employment types on staff profiles. Just click the cog and update the employment types to suit your needs.

Custom employee type drop down

Wider refinements

You’ll have probably noticed that we’ve changed the style of the tabs on employee profiles. We’ve also fixed a number of issues and added minor enhancements all over the app.

We’ve also made some changes to the information that appears in the notification e-mails to make them more useful. For example, we now tell you the name of the day someone has booked off, not just the date!

Alerts on the calendar are now bright red, so they’re harder to miss!

What’s next?

We’re working on version 2 of the timesheets which we will release in the coming weeks.

Full and half-days will also be added to the calendar to make booking a half day off much easier.

We’re here to help!

We’re performing more regular updates so if there’s a feature you’re excited to see us release fear not, it’ll be with you very soon! As always if you have any feedback please head over to our forums.

Got any questions about this or any other Staff Squared features? Just drop a line and we’ll get straight back to you.

All the best,
The Staff Squared Team

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