Microsoft releases StaffHub for Office 365

Manager's schedule front-end for team's shift schedules.

Microsoft is fast expanding the availability of Office 365 across the globe, it's now available to more than 150 markets and the company is planning the release to 97 more this year. Besides that, Microsoft is also working on new features for the service, such as Outlook Customer Manager, released last November, and Microsoft StaffHub, which was released today.

Team's shift schedule front-end.

The StaffHub was created thinking about the access of information by an estimated 500 million frontline staff workers around the world. Most of those workers don't have their own desk, office or PC, and that contributes to an excessive creation of paper-based material. Microsoft StaffHub features schedule management, information sharing and support for third-party apps, in an attempt to change that scenario. According to the press release:

"Microsoft StaffHub makes it easy for managers to create, update and manage shift schedules for their team, streamlining what has been a labor-intensive process.
Employees have access to all their shift information, including the ability to easily swap shifts with others right from the Microsoft StaffHub mobile app."

Also, StaffHub provides managers a channel to distribute information files to the employees, such as policy documents, news bulletins or videos. Besides that, a messaging platform enables the communication between managers and employees or between employers themselves.

Finally, Microsoft has announced that StaffHub will support connections with Kronos, a provider of workforce management cloud solutions. This ability will rollout initially in private preview to a small group of Kronos and Office 365 customers.

Microsoft StaffHub is available worldwide now for those Office 365 customers with a K1, E1, E3 or E5 plan. Managers can sign in at staffhub.ms and employees can download the app for their iOS or Android devices.

Source & Images: Office Blogs

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