People Resources


Zoho People offers an intuitive tool for users to collaborate effectively with organization members about the latest activities and keeps you well informed of your approval status, job assignments, organization announcements, reminders and alerts - all under one single roof! Feeds makes the user interaction much easier and simpler for real time collaboration!

Benefits of Feeds

  • Collaboration oriented features
  • Instant and streamlined information
  • Latest updates on approvals, announcements, reminders and other activities
  • Custom quick links for easy access.

Zoho People not just give users the empowerment through Self service, but also provides collaboration oriented features to communicate effectively with one another in the organization to build up a strong social environment.

Actions & Notifications

Actions Notifications
Private Message When a user post a private message to another user in the organization.
Department Message When a user post a message to their respective department members.
Comments When a user comment on an activity like messages, approvals, alerts etc.,
Approvals When you send a request for approval or receive a request for approval and about the status of the whole approval process.
Holidays When a new holiday is added to the list.
Files When a new file (either relating to you or for the entire organization) is updated.
Announcements When a new announcement is made.
Alerts When a new alert message is triggered.
Reminders When a new reminder message is triggered.
Jobs When a job is assigned to you or when you assign a job to other users in the organization.


Feeds lets you send a private message directly to someone in your organization or to your department members. Just click 'Post' and type in something to post a message.

  • Private Message: To send a private message, type @ followed by their name and click 'Post'.
  • Department Message: To post a message to your department members, select 'Department' from the drop down list, type in a message and click 'Post'.

Apply Leave

Please follow the steps below to apply leave right from the feeds page.

  1. Go to Feeds.
  2. Click 'Apply Leave' tab.
  3. Select Leave Type.
  4. Select date from the Calendar.
  5. You can directly mention half day and full day from the Calendar while selecting dates. The first click will be marked as full day, second click (on the same date) will be marked as half day and third click (on the same date) will undo the date selection.
  6. Type in the reason.
  7. Click 'Apply Leave'.

Add Job

A Job is a task that is either assigned to you by someone in your organization or you work on your own tasks. To learn more click here.

  1. Go to Feeds.
  2. Click Add Job tab.
  3. Enter the Job Name.
  4. Select the date.
  5. Enter the Hours.
  6. Assign users to the Job.
  7. Click 'Add Job'.

Log Time

You can log your daily and weekly time logs to get an overview of all your reported activities. To learn more click here.

  1. Go to Feeds.
  2. Click Log Time.
  3. Select the Job Name.
  4. Enter the work item.
  5. Select the date.
  6. Enter the Hours.
  7. Select the billing status as Billable / Non-Billable.
  8. Enter the description.
  9. Click Log Time.

Filter Feeds

Feeds will regularly notify you with recent activities. If you wish to see only specific category feeds, you can filter them based on the category. Just click on the 'Filter' icon to filter the feeds like Status feeds, Approval Feeds, Announcements, Alerts, Jobs etc.,

Quick Links

Add quick links like Holidays list page, Leave view page, time logs view page or anything you would like to access quickly.

How to disable 'Birthday Buddies' and 'New Hires' from Feeds

If you do not wish to have birthday buddies and new hires listed on your feeds page, you can disable them and enable back at any time you want.

  1. Go to 'Setup' at the top of the page.
  2. Click 'Permissions' under 'Users & Permissions'.
  3. Go to 'Global Access Permissions'.
  4. Select the 'Role' for which you would like to disable the options.
  5. You can disable Birthday Buddies, New Hires, Announcements and Quick links.
  6. You can enable them back at any time you want.

Example Scenario

You may get lot of feeds about different activities like when an announcement is made, when an employee record is modified etc., Now let's take the 'Leave Approval' use case as an example and see how that works in the Feeds modules.

    • Say, approval has been configured for Casual Leave type and Approvers is set as 2 Levels.
    • If an employee applies leave for Casual leave type, a feed will pop-up on their Dashboard wall for both the Approver(s) and the person who raised the leave request.
    • Since the approval is configured for 2 levels, the approval notification will go to the first level Approver.
    • Once the first level Approver approves the leave request, it will go to the second level Approver notifying both the user and the Approver.
    • Once the leave request is completely approved, the user will be notified.