Thirty Thirty: June 2021

Here’s a snapshot of how we’ve improved BambooHR within the last 30 days.

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Onboarding Task & Notification Updates (Advantage Package)

On the heels of releasing New Hire Packet Templates, we’ve made updates to how onboarding tasks are modified and assigned to make you and your onboarding programs more efficient than ever. When importing onboarding tasks into a New Hire Packet, you’ll see all onboarding tasks, not just those assigned to the new hire. You’re able to view details and modify these tasks just like you would in onboarding settings. We also updated how you let people know an onboarding task has been assigned to them. Normally, we would notify assignees immediately, but since some tasks are due days or weeks after the hire date, you now have the option to specify when notifications are sent out to assignees. By default, onboarding task notifications will be sent 15 minutes after the new hire packet is completed. Now you also have the option to send onboarding task notifications on the day the task is due, or on a specific day before the task due date. Employees can also see additional information about the new hire—like job title, office location, and hire date—in their onboarding task notifications. This will reduce noise, keep onboarding programs running smoothly, and prevent onboarding activities from slipping through the cracks. 

Candidate List View Updates (Advantage Package)

We want you to be as efficient as possible when it comes to selecting the right candidates to join your team. Now you can see more details about a candidate in the candidate list view, including their location, whether they’re being considered for multiple positions, how long they’ve spent in their most recent hiring stage, and the most recent email contact you’ve had with them. Having these details front and center helps make your next hiring steps clearer without having to dig into every candidate profile, saving you time and making your recruiting process more efficient. 

Expanded Gender Options

We want all employees to feel respected and included at work. We’re happy to announce admins have the option for employees to specify the gender they identify with most, along with the option to specify their pronouns. In addition to male and female options, we provide a nonbinary category that includes a number of subcategories, allowing employees to choose the one with which they most identify. 

Required Fields When Sharing Reports

It’s important for the right people in your organization to have the right data, but sometimes they might not have the right access levels to see that data. Now, when you share a report with someone who doesn’t have access to select fields in the report, an alert will pop up letting you know which fields they don’t have access to.

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Document Management Improvements

Since managing employee documents is a critical part of maintaining an accurate employee record, we’re happy to say we’re making it easier than ever to stay organized and keep files secure on an employee’s Documents tab. We started by giving you the ability to add subfolders four levels deep to help you categorize documents in a really clear way. We also developed a new default grid view, in addition to the standard list view, as an alternative viewing option when working with documents and folders. In this new view, you’ll see a padlock icon so you can quickly identify which folders employees can access to give you added peace of mind. And if all that isn’t enough, we also added a new search bar function, the ability to multi-select documents for common actions, a new drag and drop upload feature, and the ability to add descriptions to folders.

Additional Job Board Integrations (Advantage Package)

With a growing skills gap, finding qualified candidates is arguably the most challenging aspect of hiring today. That’s why we’re excited about these new ways to get your job openings in front of prospective candidates on ZipRecruiter and Facebook Jobs. With these new partners, you gain access to 25 million monthly job seekers when you post open jobs on ZipRecruiter, and more than 1.8 billion Facebook users around the world when you share to Facebook Jobs.

Candidate Talent Pools (Advantage Package)

Starting a job search from scratch can be a daunting task and with hiring heating up again, you simply can’t afford any delays.  To help you keep the pace, we’ve brought candidate talent pools to BambooHR. Now you have the ability to move applicants who didn’t quite make the cut into a candidate pool for future consideration. So when it comes time to hire for your next position, you’ll have a vetted list of qualified candidates as you begin your search. 

Multiple Entries in Total Hours  (Time Tracking Add-on)

Many companies need to track hours spent on different projects, on different types of work (like travel, for example), or at different locations, all in a single day.  If this is you, we have good news! Soon, you’ll be able to make multiple hourly entries in a single day, without the need to stop and start the clock for each block of time. You can give those time blocks a new name (or no name), or assign them to any project you’ve previously entered in the system, and you’ll still see the total time worked per day. This update makes it easy to track different kinds of work performed throughout the day while keeping time entry simple for busy employees.

Thanks, and Happy Bambooing!