After spending the last three months in preview, Microsoft has pulled back the covers and launched Microsoft StaffHub for Android, iOS and on the web. The service and app is aimed at providing a centralized place for managers and staff to handle schedules, send out information and connect with other workforce management tools that are in the market. With it being across multiple platforms and on mobile devices, Microsoft is aiming to have staff management be easier regardless of where you are – work, home or at play.
Scheduling can be done by managers and allows works to see who is working when and for how long. This is particularly important for businesses with shift workers. Managers can also enable the ability for workers to trade shifts with other employees should a personal conflict arise. This is all done within the app and can be pre-approved by the manager when the feature is enabled.
StaffHub can also send out information via the app. Manager can send important information to staff via the app which means it will get to everyone in a timely manner.
Finally, Microsoft StaffHub is designed to work with other services which managers could already be using. Microsoft used the example of Kronos Workforce Central Platform as an example of such a solution and StaffHub integrates with it. Even if managers use that workforce management solution, the information can be pushed to and pulled from StaffHub.
StaffHub is a free add-on to existing Office 365 plans. If your company or school is on the K1, E1, E3 or E5 enterprise plans, it is available. It just has to be enabled by your administrator.
To get more details, head to the StaffHub site.