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Product Update January 2023

February 23, 2023

Follow our January 2023 product update as we share all of the latest and greatest features we’ve released over the last month.

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2023 is in full swing, which means one thing – we’re back and ready to share some exciting new features with you! When we say that this year is going to be our biggest yet, we mean it. With that being said, let’s get straight to it – there’s lots to cover.

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The highly requested 360 degree reviews feature is here!

We’re so excited to announce that 360 degree reviews are now available to Employment Hero Platinum HR customers.

360 degree reviews compile feedback from a range of different people in the business – including direct reports and colleagues – giving employees a more rounded view of their professional development.

Platinum HR customers also have the opportunity to send individual and bulk review reminders, and allows you to view and print your 360 degree review report to assist with 1:1 discussions.

Learn how to set up and manage your organisations 360 reviews and how to complete a 360 self review or peer review.

You can now prevent negative leave balances

Calculating negative leave balances can be challenging when done manually. That’s why we’ve introduced a setting that prevents negative leave balances.

A setting is available within the leave categories, which allows each leave category to be configured to either allow, or not allow, negative leave balances. Negative leave balances are not prevented at the leave request stage, this is handled when the leave is applied within the pay run.

Once enabled, this means that employees can only take the leave they have accrued, and will not be able to have a negative leave balance.

Learn how to prevent a negative leave balance within a payrun or watch the walk through video here.

Hiring for a backfill role just got easier

When an employee leaves your organisation, finding someone to fill their role can be a time-consuming and costly process.

Now, as you complete the offboarding process for an employee, you’ll have the option to create a new open position to backfill the role at the click of a button, with most pre-populated information.

Learn more about offboarding and terminating an employee.

screenshot of create backfill role - Employment Hero

You can now bulk issue documents

In January, a Bulk Issue Documents feature was launched to all Platinum HR customers.

This feature allows Admins, Owners and staff with permissions to modify documents (enabled in custom security settings), to distribute documents to selected employees, helping to increase your efficiency.

issue bulk documents

Learn more about Bulk Issuing Documents to employees.

Bulk leave adjustments is here

Previously, updating leave balances could only be completed individually, making it a time-consuming process if there are multiple employees requiring changes.

Now, this new enhancement will mean that multiple employee leave balances can be adjusted in a single bulk action, giving back valuable time in your day.

Learn more about making Bulk Leave Adjustments.

An easier way to schedule interviews with Outlook

Staying organised and on top of interviews is essential for creating a great candidate experience – that’s why we’ve made it even easier to do so.

The Microsoft Outlook Integration feature allows you to connect the recruitment module (ATS) to your Microsoft Outlook account and send candidate emails directly from the HR platform. This allows recruiters to create, edit, and delete a schedule from the ATS.

Microsoft connect email

Learn more about managing your Microsoft Outlook and recruitment module integration.

A brand new look and feel

Behind the scenes we’re continually working to improve your platform experience. That’s why when you log into Employment Hero, you may notice a brand new look and feel across Payslips, Company Feed, Recommended, Tasks, Surveys, Happiness Surveys, Employee Onboarding, My Onboarding and Goals.

You’ll also notice new widget positioning – prioritised based on engagement and popularity of each widget with our users.

new UI of Employment Hero

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