Company Directory in the Mobile App

What Features are Available in the Company Directory in the Mobile App?

Purpose: Learn how you can quickly access contact information for your colleagues by using the Company Directory in the iPhone or Android Mobile App.

iPhone

General View

You can navigate to the directory by tapping on "Employees" at the bottom of the screen. The general view of the Directory will show the name, job title, and photo for each employee. When you select a specific employee from the screen, you will be able to see additional contact information for them. (See below)

The Company Directory will be available in the Mobile App only if the option is turned on in your BambooHR account. For more information on how to turn on and configure your Company Directory, click here.

Notice if the employee is currently out of the office, they will show grayed out in the directory and the date range will be displayed.

Filter Directory

Filter the directory by your department, division, location, or by a new filter called “My Circle.” My Circle automatically consists of your peers (people who report to the same manager you do), your manager, and your direct reports.

To filter the directory, tap the people icon in the top left corner and select the applicable filter option.

Contacting Employees

When viewing an employee in the Company Directory, the following options will be available based on access:

  1. Contact: One of the best features in our Mobile App is the ability to call, text, or email directly from the Contact Info details. To do this, simply tap on the appropriate icon next to the specific contact detail.
  2. Employee Information
  3. Edit Photo: If you have access to edit an employee's photo, you will see a camera icon over the employee's photo. You will then be able to take a picture or upload a picture from your phone.
  4. Save Contact: You can even save an employee's contact information directly to your personal phone directory or share the contact by tapping the icon in the top right corner of the screen. (See details below)
  5. Edit Information: If you have access to edit information for the employee, you will be able to tap on the field and edit the information right in the mobile app. An employee can edit their own information by tapping on “My Info." The same access levels and approval workflows apply. Changes can be approved in the web app.

Add to Contacts

Simply tap "Add to contacts" in order to add the employee's contact details as a personal contact in your phone.

Caller ID

If someone within the directory calls you, the caller ID of any phone number included in the employee directory will appear automatically regardless of whether you’ve saved that number or not.

Android

Navigate to "Employees." The general view of the Directory will show the name, job title, and photo of your employee. When you select a specific employee from the screen, you will be able to see additional contact information for them.

The Company Directory will be available in the Mobile App only if the option is turned on in your BambooHR account. For more information on how to turn on and configure your Company Directory, click here.

Notice if the employee is currently out of the office, they will show grayed out in the directory and the date range will be displayed.

Search

To quickly navigate to a specific employee, tap on the magnifying glass and start typing part of the employee's name and the search results will change accordingly.

Additionally, similar to the desktop directory, you can search and group colleagues by name, title, department, location, division, and more. For example, start typing in a title and all colleagues with that title or names that begin with those same letters will filter to show only those results, making it easier to find who you are looking for faster. 

Filter Directory

Filter the directory by your department, division, location, or by the filter called My Circle. My Circle automatically consists of your peers (people who report to the same manager you do), your manager, and your direct reports.

To filter the directory, tap the down arrow and select the applicable filter option.

Contacting Employees

When viewing an employee in the Company Directory, the following options will be available based on access:

  1. Contact: One of the best features in our Mobile App is the ability to call, text, or email directly from the Contact Info details. To do this, simply tap on the appropriate icon next to the specific contact detail.
  2. Employee Information
  3. Edit Photo: If you have access to edit an employee's photo, you will see a camera icon over the employee's photo. You will then be able to take a picture or upload a picture from your phone.
  4. Save Contact: You can even save an employee's contact information directly to your personal phone directory or share the contact by tapping the icon in the top right corner of the screen. (See details below)
  5. Edit Information: If you have access to edit information for the employee, you will be able to tap on the field and edit the information right in the mobile app. An employee can edit their own information by tapping on "My Info." The same access levels and approval workflows apply. Changes can be approved in the web app.

Please note that the Android app defaults to restrict access to your phone. In order to allow access to your phone, you will need to navigate to your phone's general settings and then to BambooHR settings. From there, you will see an option to grant the BambooHR app access to your phone.

Add to Contacts

Simply tap the +person icon in order to add the employee's contact details as a personal contact in your phone. Tap the checkmark to confirm the action.

What's Next?

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