Thursday, January 12, 2017

Microsoft StaffHub—New App for Deskless Workers- Office 365

Microsoft unveiled the new application called “StaffHub” for office 365, this application for shift workers and management and mainly focus on those who don’t work on desktop computers and have different schedules from week to week, such as hospitality, retail, restaurants, factories or other locales and who typically lack their own office, desk or computer but often do own a smartphone.

Microsoft StaffHub is a cloud-based platform that works across all your devices. It enables staff workers and their managers to manage time, communicate with their teams, and share content.

This mobile app works across device and make easy for managers to create, update and revise their employee schedules and send information, documents, videos to their teams. Team members can view upcoming shifts on their mobile devices, if the any team member want to swap shift with coworkers they can send messages directly to each other or entire team. Employee can access and Interact with this information from StuffHub mobile apps on their iOS and Android devices.

Team managers can sign in at, and employees can download the free app on iOS or Android. Each team member and manager using StaffHub needs to have an Office 365 account.

Manager -Easily shift schedules

Manager, who have the access to desktop/Laptop computers, may use the web version of StaffHub to create the staff schedules in the program and employee can only use StaffHub from their mobile phones.

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You can add a shift for an employee at any time by clicking a cell and entering the shift details. Also you can copy the entire shift details from previous week if your team members schedule is same, once you schedule you can publish it will automatically pushed the notification/updates to your team member so that you team members will be up-to-date.

Your team members can access their all schedule on mobile app, team members can view summary of their shift with any important notes, also can see the who else are in shift.

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In addition to the calendar, there's a separate area for posting documents like employee handbooks, and a messaging platform for quick communication between everyone on the team.

We observed in our daily work sometime schedule conflicts, same can possible on StaffHub, but via StaffHub you can also swap a shift to your co-worker and request always routed via manager approval and update will notify to entire team.

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Microsoft is encouraging companies to centralize all of their workplace communication needs in one place. Microsoft also recognizes that large companies have several different vendors for different tasks, so it plans to let third-party tools have access to StaffHub. It's possible to build custom integrations with Microsoft PowerApps, or for a limited group of beta testers, to take advantage of a built-in integration with the Kronos human resources platform.

Plans & Pricing

The application, immediately available to all Office 365 corporate licensees  with K1, E1, E3 or E5 plans. for pricing & plan you can click here 

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