What's New

2020

Oct

Enhancement

Assign a Project Head to lead your project

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

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Enhancement

Scheduler and Reminder settings get a face lift!

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

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Reminder Settings

Scheduler Settings

Enhancement

Create types of Multi-raters

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

New Feature

Is your Office Ready?

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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New Feature

AI is here!

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

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New Feature

Planning to conduct an online test for your employees?

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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New Feature

Introducing Module Administrators!

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

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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

New Feature

Learning Plan

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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New Feature

Connections

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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Enhancement

Streamline timesheet submission

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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Enhancement

Delete your comments in Cases

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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Enhancement

Minimum and Maximum hours criteria for timesheet

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

New Feature

Bradford Score

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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New Feature

Turn Around Time based Approvals

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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New Feature

Exclusive administrators for Performance Module

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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New Feature

Mark users Present by Default!

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

New Feature

Handy HR forms and templates

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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New Feature

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

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

Enhancement

Scheduling multiple batches is now a breeze!

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

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New Feature

New Integration - Zoho Vault

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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Enhancement

Fine tune the onboarding experience

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

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Apr

New Feature

Continuous Review

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

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New Feature

Zoho Recruit add-on

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

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Enhancement

Admin for Cases

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

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Mar

New Feature

Adding users through mobile number verification

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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WorkDriveNew Feature

Integration with Zoho WorkDrive

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

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Feb

Enhancement

Now create and assign Specific Roles with ease!

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

New Feature

Activity Log to the rescue!

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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