What's New

2023

Dec

Adjust your time off with partial leave cancellation

Enhancement

Adjust your leave request with partial cancellation. Simply check the boxes next to the dates you want to cancel, or select the entire range for complete cancellation.

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A direct way to add multiple learners at once!

Enhancement

Add a bunch of learners to any course with just a comma-separated list in the applicable to space.

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Nov

Course administrator management tab in LMS

Enhancement

Introducing a streamlined tab within course settings that makes adding, managing, and configuring permissions a breeze!

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Versatile timesheet approvals

Enhancement

A new option to allow approvers to edit timesheets during approval. This allows approvers to edit total hours, billable status, and work items. Employees can also edit work items in their timesheet drafts or when editing an rejected timesheet.

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Oct

Zoho Payroll integration for the UAE

Enhancement

Easy and error-free payroll processing experience now extended to the UAE.

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Restrict future OD requests

Enhancement

An added option that restricts employees from raising OD requests for future dates.

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Admin managed leave type

Enhancement

A new setting, that when enabled, permits only the administrator to access and apply leave on behalf of an employee

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Sep

Run salary hike cycles anytime!

Enhancement

Now run adaptable salary hike cycles independently or as part of an appraisal cycle

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Include ratings in mail merge emails

Enhancement

Employee ratings, such as goal ratings can now be included in emails generated and sent using mail merge templates.

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Aug

Forward approvals with ease

Enhancement

Forward multiple approval requests to another approver to ensure unaffected approval flow (for managers).

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Enhanced user-specific settings in a Timesheet service

Enhancement

It is not one-size fits all!, tune time entry overlap settings and more individually for your employees.

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Improved facial recognition for iOS devices

Enhancement

Liveliness detection and anti-spoofing through depth detection is now available for a limited number of iOS devices.

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Additional export options for holidays

Enhancement

Import holidays in ICS format and export holidays in ICS, XLS, XLSX formats.

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Jul

Enhanced Online Tests in LMS

Enhancement

A new and improved user interface (UI) for online tests that simplifies the creation and editing of tests, and adds additional security features such as anti-tab switching and IP restrictions.

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Restriction for time logging for past days

Enhancement

A new restriction that can restrict time logging to a specific time frame in the past or prevent completely.

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Half working day & Half weekend

Enhancement

Have half working days during weekends, wherein the first or second half of a weekend day can be a half working day.

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Google Maps powered geo-restrictions

Enhancement

Zoho People Enterprise plan users can now use the integrated google-maps for configuring geo restrictions.

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Jun

Multiple evaluation methods in Continuous Review

Enhancement

Continuous reviews can now work with KRA and Competencies, in addition to Goals.

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May

Skip reviewer during appraisal

Enhancement

Now administrators can skip an unavailable reviewer to ensure that appraisal process proceeds unaffected.

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Audit History for attendance

New Feature

View detailed attendance logs that includes all check-in, break, regularization entries and more.

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Improved job scheduling

Enhancement

Work items, billable status fields can now be included when adding job schedules.

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Mar

Link once and manage requests on the go!

Enhancement

Directly approve and reject requests on your outlook inbox after a one-time linking of your Microsoft Outlook and Zoho People accounts.

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Text based ratings for continuous review

Enhancement

Now choose between the standard ratings scale or customizable text ratings for continuous reviews.

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Feb

Multiple deviations handling in grace period policy

Enhancement

Now grace period can be setup to deduct leave balance alternatively when multiple deviations occur.

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Text ratings for continuous review

Enhancement

Similar to appraisal cycle text ratings, it is now possible to use customizable text ratings for continuous reviews.

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Importing breaks in attendance

Enhancement

You can now import break details while importing attendance information for your organization.

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Jan

Introducing Annual Engagement surveys!

New Feature

Create extensive surveys with multiple questions to capture employee engagement levels in your organization

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Restricting attendance entries via iOS automation

Enhancement

This setting lets you block check-in and check-out entries made using iOS virtual assistant Siri and related methods.

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2022

Dec

Post to Zoho Connect

Enhancement

Post automated messages in Zoho Connect using workflows in Zoho People. This is useful for sharing reminders, notifications, and more directly on walls and public groups from Zoho People.

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Search Settings

Enhancement

Explore an additional option related to employee information search.

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Nov

Goal Setting Period

Plan, schedule or limit the timeline for adding and assigning goals to the employees in your organization.

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Manager Evaluation

A new system for managers to assess, evaluate and score learners' performance in courses.

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Oct

Introducing Zoho People for Microsoft Teams

With Zoho People for Microsoft Teams, you can enable your employees to stay updated on their HR tasks (approvals), raise leave requests, and get project insights, right from Microsoft Teams.

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Course Cost

Categorize and track the various course related expenses with ease.

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Sep

Introducing FTP Plugin in Attendance

FTP Plugin configuration helps you transfer your files with attendance data in a secure way without having to install a service in the host's data server.

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Restrict appraisal cycle deletion

This setting now allows you to select the specific admins who alone will be able to delete appraisal cycles.

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Adjusted Marks

Help a learner get pass marks by awarding a few grace marks using the Adjusted Marks feature.

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Message Members

A quick tool to send a custom message to your learners. Remind them about the next session, or about what they need to bring or prepare for the next session, etc.

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Reason for shift change

Employees and managers are now required to share a reason when a shift change action is performed.

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Aug

Enhanced leave cancellation

Approvers, reporting managers and record owners can also be authorized to cancel leave requests.

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Jul

Additional goals report

To view a list of employees who have not been assigned goals, use the employee with no goals report.

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Category admin enhancement in Cases

You now have the option of adding a group or a department as a category admin.

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Jun

Documents acknowledgement in employee onboarding

You can now ensure that employees have read through the important documents during their onboarding process.

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New settings for appraisal cycles

An option to end an appraisal cycle once the final level reviewer has completed their review, plus an option to commonly exclude employees serving notice period from being added to appraisal cycles can be found in this new section under Performance General Settings.

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Descriptive question type in LMS

This type of question is ideal to include essay type questions in your LMS online tests.

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May

Enhanced Attendance Integration Settings

You can now push time logs that are submitted with start and end time from Timesheet to Attendance.

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Course entity based lock in LMS Courses

Manage how a learner progresses through the course by unlocking course entities on the completion of another selected course entity.

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Apr

Exporting Timesheets

It is now possible to export your timesheets!

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Subcategory filter in cases

Cases listing and reports now get a new subcategory filter option.

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Report scheduler gets a new home!

You can now automate report sharing from the reports settings space.

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Mar

Selective archiving of goals

You now have the option to restrict an employee from archiving only the goals they have added.

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Approval for appraisal review

Automatically sends review for approval when the reviewer completes a review.

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Organization structure based payroll

Based on your organization structure, sync employee payroll data pertaining to a location, department, division, business unit, legal entity, and employee type.

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Feb

Learner's progress report

This new report in LMS gives you complete details of each learner's progress with details on course completion and more.

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Revamped members section in courses

Enroll members from different departments, groups, roles and locations with ease. Check progress of course entities, last accessed time and other details.

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Dropdown questions for online tests

Dropdown question type is the latest addition to join the extensive question types available in LMS online test.

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Recalculate learner grades

Use this feature to display updated grades when there is a change in marks as the course progresses.

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Restrict approval cancellation

Only allow cancelling an approval request within a specific time-frame.

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Jan

Export all data of an appraisal cycle with ease!

Use this export option to backup all data of an appraisal cycle and prevent any data loss.

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Enhanced bulk time logs

You can now enter the start and end time for each job when you create bulk time logs.

 

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Revamped reminder settings

Use applicability and exceptions to choose the specific set of employees you want to send reminders to.

 

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2021

Dec

Deleting Vaccination Status data

Enhancement

Both Admins and employees now have an option to delete entries made in the Vaccination Status form.

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Compensatory off expiry

Enhancement

You can now define if credited comp off days will expire within set business days or calendar days.

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Importing members into courses

Enhancement

Save time by directly importing members into self based and blended learning courses.

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Nov

Introducing Vaccination Status!

New Feature

Collect vital information about your employee's Covid-19 vaccination status using the Vaccination Status form.

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You can now unpublish reviews in Performance

Enhancement

This option lets you make changes to an already published review.

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Introducing Report Access Settings

New Feature

These settings let Admins define the access to the entire reports sections and individual reports.

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Oct

Custom feedback templates

New Feature

Create a custom feedback template for your courses and award marks to learners when they submit feedback.

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Copy and submit the same review data as another reviewer

Enhancement

View ratings and reviews submitted by another reviewer and submit the same as your review data too.

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Dedicated field to enter UAN in employee form

Enhancement

Now there is a dedicated field to enter the UAN Number. The new field also supports encryption and personal data protection.

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Automatically add an employee's manager to the recipient list

Enhancement

Sending a document for e-sign? Now, automatically add the the reporting manager of all the intended employees to the recipient list.

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Pin your Advanced Analytics Dashboards!

Enhancement

Frequently used dashboards under Advanced Analytics can now be pinned as Admin Pins and Favorites in Zoho People.

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Sep

Custom reports using leave applications data

Enhancement

You can now create reports in Analytics and Advanced Analytics using leave applications data.

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Colorful & stylish courses

Enhancement

Now choose a color and pattern and add a touch of flair to your courses.

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Zoho People Kiosk Mobile Application

New Feature

Zoho People Kiosk now comes as a mobile application available on the App store and Playstore.

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Aug

Zoho People Kiosk

New Feature

Facial recognition enabled check-in, simplified for remote offices and front-desks.

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Approvals for cancellations

New Feature

Setup an approval process for cancelling any requests raised in Zoho People.

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More Course Reports

New Feature

Course reports gains six new insightful course reports in Zoho People's LMS.

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On Duty in Attendance

New Feature

Use this feature to mark the presence of an employee who is working away from their office location such as a work site, client location or working from home.

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Jul

Normalization in Performance

New Feature

Use the Normalization feature to adjust employee ratings based on defined ideal rating distribution.

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Define Salary Hikes based on criteria

Enhancement

You can now define different salary hikes based on employee's designation, date of joining and total work experience.

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ePHI fields

New Feature

Mark fields containing sensitive medical data as ePHI data (electronic protected health information) ensuring that its encrypted and secured.

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Enable/Disable login for multiple users at once

Enhancement

Administrators can now multi-select users to enable or disable login access with ease.

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Jun

Permissions in Attendance

New Feature

You can now design rules to track employees' short periods of time away from work.

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Introducing Leave Grant!

New Feature

Use leave grant to manage special leave requests on a case-to-case basis.

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Qualitative insights for appraisals

New Feature

Use Review Questions to gather important information to supplement your appraisal process.

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New report in Office Readiness!

New Feature

Use the Daily premises capacity report to know the current seats available at your office premises.

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Raise shift change requests with ease!

New Feature

The flow of raising and approving shift change requests is now more streamlined for employees and managers alike.

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May

Introducing Consolidated Reports!

New

Reports of all services come together under one common space on the bottom left corner of your screen. 

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Employee Information

New Feature

A new section of reports is added. The Admin dashboard widgets can now be viewed as reports under this section.

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Settings gets a new home!

New

Settings (gear icon) can now be accessed from the top right corner of your screen.

Gather more details about your employee's health

Enhancement

Use the revamped health status form to collect more details from your employee who may be sick due to Covid-19.

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Detailed reports on courses

New Feature

Access insightful reports on various aspects of a course such as grades, attendance and much more.

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Apr

Import your job schedules

Enhancement

You can now use the import option when you have a large number of job schedules to add.

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E- approve documents

Enhancement

You can now authorize the recipient to e-sign as the approver of a document. 

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Mar

Give appraisals a closure

Enhancement

To prevent changes from being made to an appraisal, use the Complete Appraisal option.

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Semi monthly logs

New Feature

You can now submit your time logs once a fortnight!

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Improved LMS Assignment system

Enhancement

LMS assignments gain additional assignment types along with a space to monitor submissions.

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Manage Permissions in LMS

Enhancement

One place to manage permissions for creating, sharing and publishing courses and Learning Plans.

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Feb

Additional tools to evaluate learner proficiency

Features

With Zoho People LMS's pre course and post course activities, you can now evaluate learner proficiency before and after a course.

 

Pre course activities

Post course activities

Replicate courses with ease

Features

If you want to create a course similar to an existing one, simply clone it!

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Facial recognition becomes versatile

Features

In addition to the mobile application, Zoho People's facial recognition feature is now available also through your web browser!

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Jan

A review system with more flexibility!

Enhancement

Continuous review can now be configured to happen once in six months.

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Weightage limits for performance modules

Enhancement

Choose between having an uncapped weightage limit for KRA, Skill Set, and Competency or limit them to a maximum of 100%, your choice!

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2020

Dec

Grant a certificate!

New Feature

Create a well-deserved certificate for your learners to reward them for their successful completion of a course.

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Set a weightage limit for goals

Enhancement

You can now set an overall weightage limit for all goals mapped to an employee or for the goals tagged to each KRA.

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Nov

Introducing Facial Recognition

New Feature

Improve your organization's security with secure AI-enabled face recognition technology.

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Integrating with Zoho Directory

New Feature

A one-stop solution for user access management. Manage and monitor multiple product access credentials and login attempts with ease.

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Document Acknowledgement now in Files

Enhancement

Ensure your employees have read and acknowledged official documents.

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Oct

Assign a Project Head to lead your project

Enhancement

You can now assign a project head to oversee a project and also assign several managers to your project.

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Scheduler and Reminder settings get a face lift!

Enhancement

Schedulers and Reminders settings in Timesheets now lets you select the period for which data is to be processed for.

To Learn More:

Reminder Settings

Scheduler Settings

Create types of Multi-raters

Enhancement

Categorize multi-raters and select only the specific modules you want them to assess the employee on, while adding an appraisal cycle.

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General Settings

Appraisal Process

Sep

Is your Office Ready?

New Feature

Zoho People brings you Office Readiness that will help you sail through all the processes to ensure you reopen safe offices for your employees.

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AI is here!

New Feature

Zoho People meets Zia, the AI chat bot. Summon Zia anytime, anywhere to perform a handful of actions with ease.

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Planning to conduct an online test for your employees?

New Feature

The new Online Test feature in LMS offers a comprehensive test creation tool including a central question bank, random question generator, grading and much more!

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Introducing Module Administrators!

New Feature

Now assign exclusive Module Admins for various modules who will have special access to view, edit, module specific entities, and to view corresponding reports.

To learn more:

Attendance Module Administrator

Timesheet Module Administrator

Leave Module Administrator

Merge limits from Zoho Writer

Effective November 1st 2020, a maximum of 1000 merges in a month, can be generated by an organization, free of cost. Every record data merge is considered as one merge. This limitation applies to all merges generated, including those in Onboarding, Automation, E-Sign and Forms. Click here to know more about increasing your merge limit.

Aug

Learning Plan

New Feature

How do you ensure your employees progress in their career?

Use our learning plan to chart out various levels and courses that can help you achieve this.

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Connections

New Feature

You can now securely connect with a collection of pre-configured third-party services or create your own connection in a few simple steps.

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Streamline timesheet submission

Enhancement

Want to restrict your employees to submit timesheets only on Fridays? Do you want to allow only weekly timesheet submissions within a specific interval ? This is now possible with 'Allowed timesheet period' setting.

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Delete your comments in Cases

Enhancement

If you have inadvertently added a comment in an open case, or if you feel it is no longer relevant, you now have the option to delete it and remove its trace.

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Minimum and Maximum hours criteria for timesheet

Enhancement

You can now track and alert employees who are logging less or more than the required hours you have set.

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Jul

Bradford Score

New Feature

A renowned employee absence measuring system is now a part of Zoho People!

Use the Bradford formula to encourage employees to avoid frequent, short unplanned absences.

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Turn Around Time based Approvals

New Feature

Now fine-tune approvals based on TAT (Turn Around Time). Pending approvals can now be configured to automatically move to the next approver when TAT has elapsed.

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Exclusive administrators for Performance Module

New Feature

You now have a way to assign specific users and define their view and edit permissions for performance data. This helps maintain confidentiality and confine responsibility to few selected Admins while conducting an appraisal cycle.

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Mark users Present by Default!

New Feature

Does your top management find it cumbersome to swipe in every day due to frequent travel? Are some of your workers unable to mark their attendance from a remote location? Use Present by Default to mark specific users' attendance as 'Present' automatically.

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Jun

Handy HR forms and templates

New Feature

You can now access ready-to-use forms and a company handbook template, that can be shared, and also sent for e-sign to many employees, powered by Zoho Sign.

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Managers and Admins can now take a break from managing employee shifts!

New Feature

Create shift groups for a specific set of employees and assign an exclusive shift admin.

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Now group employees from similar designations into Streams

Create streams to bring similar designations together, or operate designations independently if it suits your organization better.

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Check on your employee's health with a simple survey!

During this Covid-19 crisis, you can check on your employees' health and wellness, with a simple survey added to their employee dashboards. You can record this information in the Employee health status form and configure automated mail-alerts, to support employees.

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May

Scheduling multiple batches is now a breeze!

Enhancement

You can now schedule multiple batches for your courses, in the frequency you want.

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New Integration - Zoho Vault

New Feature

Avoid the painstaking process of coming up with new random passwords when adding users. Now with Zoho Vault integration, auto-generate complex passwords with ease.

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Fine tune the onboarding experience

Enhancement

Use the onboarding settings to further customize the onboarding process for your candidates and employees.

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Apr

Continuous Review

New Feature

Evaluate employee performance throughout the year and improve employee focus and engagement.

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Zoho Recruit add-on

New Feature

Add Zoho Recruit as an add-on to purchase recruiters and sync users from your Zoho People account.

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Admin for Cases

Enhancement

Add Cases Admins who will exclusively have access to settings and data of Cases.

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Mar

Adding users through mobile number verification

New Feature

No email address ? No problem! Now you can add users to Zoho People by mobile number verification. Adding new users has never been this simple!

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Integration with Zoho WorkDrive

New Feature

You can now attach files through Zoho Workdrive, enabling changes made to the shared document to be automatically reflected.

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Feb

Now create and assign Specific Roles with ease!

Enhancement

It is now easier to create specific roles for a specific location or department. Tagging Admin role and assigning specific roles is now made simple... thanks to the newly improved Roles feature.

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Jan

Activity Log to the rescue!

New Feature

Manually keeping track of the numerous actions made in your Zoho People account can be painstaking. With the activity log feature, this information is now automatically tracked and stored.

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