Some R&R: Time Off
TIME-OFF BY YEARS OF SERVICE Time to reward
Reward your employees for their seniority and create custom time-off grants to run annually, based on their years of service with your organization.
START DATE BASED TIME-OFF CYCLES! All about precision
You can now define personal time-off cycles based on an employee’s start date, because not everyone starts on January 1st. And while you’re at it, you’ll probably notice that the Time-Off Cycle section has moved from Policies to Site Settings.
SEMI-MONTHLY TIME-OFF Home of the brave
This one’s for our clients in the US, or with US sites: Semi-monthly time-off cycle! Manage employees’ time-off in the cycle that’s right for you.
TIME-OFF BALANCE OVERRIDE Time to take over
Override employees’ time-off balance display (previously known as ‘given in advance’ or ‘given as earned’) when managing an annual cycle policy.
SUBMIT TIMESHEETS WITH PENDING REQUESTS Pending requests? No problem!
An optional setting has been added to let you decide if your employees can submit timesheets even if they have pending time-off requests.
REASONS AND NOTES, expanded
Manage a list of acceptable reasons for your employees to select when editing attendance entries, and decide if you’d like to make it mandatory to specify a reason or add a note.
PARTIAL ENTRIES are A-Okay
We now support partial entries in timesheets: Employees can input an entry alone, or an exit alone for the current workday.
PERSONAL TIMESHEET REPORTS at your fingertips
Timesheet reports for individual employees are here! All the information you need on each employee can be found easily, giving you even more flexibility in how you manage your people.
ADVANCED ATTENDANCE FILTERS Be choosy
Been waiting to exclude contractors from attendance reporting? Now you can define which employees will report attendance at each site, with the option to filter by department, employment type, or who they report to.
ACCESS CLOSED TIMESHEETS When one door closes...
Decide whether your employees will be able to open and edit closed timesheets or not - the choice is yours!
Ease of Integrations
G-SUITE PROVISIONING Like magic
It’s what you’ve been waiting for! Create, update, and close accounts in G-suite automatically based on employees’ status in bob. Another list of things you’ll no longer
need to do!
WEBHOOKS API LOG RECORDS Set the record straight
For developers who use Webhook API, you can now view log records of the last events sent from bob!
Cut Yourself Some Slack!
SLACK COMMANDS UPDATE Quick and easy
If you’ve enabled the Slack integration, this is for you! Managers can now review time-off requests, cancel them, or create new requests and employees can clock in and out. And a few other fun things too. Check out the new, shorter commands with even more functionalities:
/bob timeoff - Submit a Time Off request
/bob clockin - For daily Clock ins
/bob clockout - For daily Clock outs
/bob ooo or /bob whosout - Check who’s out of the office today
/bob birthdays - See if it’s anyone’s birthday today
/bob anniversaries - Find out if anyone’s work anniversary is today
Haven’t enabled the Slack integration yet? Now’s as good a time as any!
NOT THE SLACK ADMIN? Start slacking
You and your Slack admin over the pond want to enable the Slack integration? No more ping-pong and miscommunications. bob can send an authentication request to your Slack admin so they can enable the connection, and you’ll be ready to go!
EMPLOYEE REFERENCE IN WORKFLOWS Go with the flow
You’ll now see your Employee Reference field values in the Assignee drop-down in every Workflow! This means you can assign Workflows based on employee relationships (such as HRBP, Team leader, dotted line manager, etc.), not just the usual department and site segmentations.
Keep in touch!
That’s all for this update. Look out for the next Product Updates here and in your inbox. And as always, if you have any requests for things you would like to see in bob, send us a message by email or in the chat icon below.