Our Second Ideation Update

Dear Community,At Personio, one of our main Operating Principles is #SeekToImprove: we are constantly listening to feedback with the goal to improve ourselves, our company, and our product. Our Ideation Area allows you to connect with other users and share your feedback about our software with us, so you can help us develop a product that is even more tailored to your needs.To keep you up to date on what ideas are even being planned or implemented, and what happens to the most popular ideas (with the most upvotes) - we regularly publish an "Ideation Update".  It's been six months since we published the first Ideation Update, so now it's time for the second one.  What happened since the launch of the Ideation Area in April ‘21?💡 165 ideas posted by community members 👍 320 upvotes given by community members 🚧 5 new ideas planned to be released 🚀 3 ideas releasedThose numbers are impressive and we are very thankful for all of your input. 💙Our Product Team has read every single idea and is constantly evaluating which one can be implemented. Our roadmap for the future is packed with new features and improvements. Each one of them undergoes a rigorous journey that last several months: the process roughly consists of discovery, research, planning, developing, and rigorous testing to make sure that everything works perfectly. That’s why we cannot release every single idea that you share, however we try to develop as many as possible and/or to give you an update about the most popular ones (based on your upvotes). ☑️We have updated as many ideas as we could. You can now see whether an idea is parked, planned*, released or still open for discussion. You can find a detailed list of the meaning of each status here. *In light of the Ideation Update we have added a new status (“Planned”) indicating that this idea is currently being researched and developed by our Product Team. Which new ideas have been released and which ones are planned? Released Ideas These ideas were submitted by @Hien_Teuchert, @Jordan_McCullough, and @petra. Congratulations! New Planned Ideas  These ideas were submitted by @Nick, @Katriina, @Krista, @Sanja, and @Selina.  Top 6 Ideas (with the most upvotes)We would like to pay special attention to the ideas that were most upvoted by the community. Here is a list, including the new status and the reason why we have set this status.To view the chart, just click on “Show content” below. Idea & Submitter Status Comment from our Product Team Automatic Reminder for pending signatures@Nadja Parked In the last half year, we established a new team specifically dedicated to our Document functionality. They are currently doing the “background work” - things that are crucial, but do not result in new features yet. For example, they are very busy with planning and evaluating the functionalities and improvements that can be made in the future. There are many things to consider, such as technical feasibility, work that involves matching system requirements, design, testing, etc. At this point in time, we still can’t know which Document Management features will be exactly, so I am setting the status of this idea as “parked” to notify you that this feature is currently not on the roadmap. 360 degree feedback culture   @Dide Planned We will add peer reviews in Q1 to the Performance Cycle Builder. Upward feedback is planned as well. However, it's not planned yet to have peer review requests outside the Performance Cycle Builder.   Development of the Personio Dashboard @Selina Planned I terms of global experiences, we are currently focused on rolling out a completely redesigned navigation experience for you (stay tuned for a release in early 2022). The dashboard remains a focus area and we will investigate which improvements we can make in the coming year. Manager's delegation during an absence   @Katriina Parked Our Product Team let us know that they will start a Discovery process for this feature this year. Since it this process has not begun yet, there are currently no details regarding how the feature could look like or if/when it can be released. So we will park it for now, but will keep you posted in case we have any news! Interface for document upload (e.g. payslips)   @Friedrich Parked Our Product Team has taken a close look at this idea and they have informed us that it is currently not possible to release this feature. Document generation for multiple employees simultaneously  @Sanja Planned This feature has been taken into account by our Product Team, and they have started a Discovery process - meaning that they are exploring a few ways on how to implement this feature. However, we cannot say for sure how this will look like, and when it’s possible to implement. We will of course keep you posted.     Why were some ideas set on “parked”?Due to the mass of ideas, our own plans, and the overall demand from customers, we cannot consider every single idea in our planning. This status simply means that this idea will not be developed for the time being. However, all ideas that have been given the status "parked" will continue to be considered by us and may be rolled out again if our planning allows it. Anyway, you can still give your input on all ideas and continue to upvote. What’s next? The users who had particularly popular ideas, or submitted ideas that were implemented by our Product Team have won some special badges. (What are Badges?)We will publish another Ideation Update this year in order to keep you posted about the development of your ideas. So keep on submitting your ideas, vote for the ones that interest you, and start a conversation with us and fellow community members. » Vote for open ideasThank you for helping us make our product even better- keep it up! 😊💙Best,The Personio Community Team 

New in Personio: Autoposting and Indeed Apply for Efficient Recruiting Processes

Dear Community,Attracting talents and ensuring that your positions reach a wide range of possible candidates can be a daunting task. To help with this challenge, you can use our new Position Auto-Posting Feature to select a variety of international job boards. All of your published positions will automatically be posted for free! The following job boards are currently part of this initiative: LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster, Adzuna, Joblift, Jobrapido, Jooble, Talent.com, and Recruit.net.What are the benefits? Spend less time posting positions manually on different job boards. Reach a bigger audience for your positions and easily attract talent in international markets. Easy to set up and no additional costs. Where can you activate this?Just go to Settings > RECRUITING > Recruiting > Promotion and select the job boards that you want to activate for auto-posting. Once activated, all published positions will automatically be posted.And because we at Personio really like efficiency, we have also introduced two more functionalities in the Promotion Settings tab to save your time and that of your candidates.What else is new? You can now attach your position postings on LinkedIn to your LinkedIn company profile. Just insert your LinkedIn Company ID in the Job boards settings. You can also activate one-click applications for all Indeed postings (auto-postings and multi-postings) with Indeed-Apply. Candidates can then apply to a position on Indeed directly with their Indeed resume. For more information on these exciting new features, see Position Auto-Posting and Indeed-Apply.Your Community Team

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New in Personio: Video Conferencing for Interviews

Dear Community,We are excited to finally release the long-awaited videoconferencing feature for interview creation in Personio. Through integrations with Zoom, MS Teams, Google Meet, and GoToMeeting, you can now create videoconferencing links for interviews directly in Personio while scheduling a new interview.How does it work?Before you can use this feature, you need to have an established company calendar integration with Personio via Cronofy and set up the integrations with the videoconferencing providers. Once you are an authenticated user, you can go into a candidate profile in the Recruiting section, schedule a new interview, and select your videoconferencing tool from the Interview method. A link to the video call will be created which will be stored in the interview tab of the candidate profile, and will be sent in the interview invitation to the interviewers.What are the benefits? You will no longer need to schedule video interviews outside of Personio and copy and paste videoconferencing links manually in interview invitations. This will streamline your interview management process and consolidate the entire task, together with related information, in the candidate profile in Personio. Avoid errors and save time during the scheduling of interviews.  For more information on this new feature, take a look at our Help Center article on Videoconferencing for Interviews.Best regards,Your Community Team

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Candidate Profile: Improvements to the Message Tab & Interview Tab

Dear Community,If you use the Recruiting tool in Personio, you may have noticed some slight changes this week. That's because the Interview Tab and the Message Tab got a fresh new design!Here's what’s changed: Message Tab Redesign We have made the following User Interface improvements: Better difference between comments and messages. Direct error message in case an email cannot be delivered. Clearer indication that a scheduled message will be sent later. Furthermore, there are some new functionalities: Possibility to delete an inbound message. Virus check for all outgoing messages.   Interview Tab Redesign Our Personio interview scheduling functionality allows you to check the interviewers’ availability through a calendar integration, and schedule candidate interviews directly within Personio.As this feature has been around for some time already, our Product Team has decided to improve the user interface and make it more intuitive. To save you clicks and create a clearer picture of the candidate’s interview status, more details and the evaluations of each interview are now displayed directly in the overview. We also created an option to see a daily view in the calendar of the Find a slot in the calendar functionality to improve the view of busy calendars.New functionalities are also planned here for the coming months: by popular request, we will give you the possibility to schedule video calls via Zoom or MS Teams directly within the Interview tab! Afterwards, we will develop a new workflow to directly send interview invites to candidates.Redesigning the Interview tab has only been the first step in our vision to improve your daily recruiting processes. Stay tuned for more updates!Best,Your Personio Team 

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Recruiting: Candidate attribute translation & types

Dear Community,We know that managing your recruiting process can be tough, especially if you involve international candidates. We worked on simplifying your experience by offering you a new way to deal with candidates attributes, and to translate them easily through the settings.Introducing candidate attribute types you can now implement dropdowns for custom attributes and let the application choose from a list of options. This improves not only the user experience of your candidates, but also gives you a better reporting possibility. Moreover, you can now add the gender attribute to you career pages which allows you to use the gender variable in automatic email responders. You can learn about it in this Help Center Article.  Here is a list with the changes: The Tags and Attributes tabs have been decoupled, making it easier to set up. For each custom candidate attribute you create, you can now enter a translation into up to 7 languages.   As the candidate attributes are now translated, the candidate profile in the Recruiting section will automatically appear in the same language the user has set in their Personio account (or in the default language, in case no translation exists for that language). As the candidate attributes are now translated, the application form available in the career page will also appear in the candidates' preferred language. You can now select among different types of attributes (text, list of options, date). You can now add the gender attribute to the application form available in the career page. For more information on the translation of custom candidate attributes and the new candidate attribute types, have a look at our Help Center article. 

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Our Ideation Update for the first half of 2021

Dear Community,At Personio, one of our main Operating Principles is #SeekToImprove: we are constantly listening to feedback with the goal to improve ourselves, our company, and our product. Our Ideation Area allows you to connect with other users and share your feedback about our software with us, so you can help us develop a product that is even more tailored to your needs.What happened since the launch of the Ideation Area in April ‘21?💡 70 ideas posted by community members 🚧 2 ideas planned to be released soon 🚀 1 idea released 👍 150 upvotes given by community membersFor such a new community, those numbers are impressive and we are very thankful for all of your input. 💙Our Product Team has read every single idea and is constantly evaluating which one can be implemented. Our roadmap for the future is packed with new features and improvements. Each one of them undergoes a rigorous journey that last several months: the process roughly consists of discovery, research, planning, developing, and rigorous testing to make sure that everything works perfectly. That’s why we cannot release every single idea that you share, however we try to develop as many as possible and/or to give you an update about the most popular ones (based on your upvotes). ☑️We have updated as many ideas as we could. You can now see whether an idea is parked, planned*, released or still open for discussion. You can find a detailed list of the meaning of each status here. *In light of the Ideation Update we have added a new status (“Planned”) indicating that this idea is currently being researched and developed by our Product Team. Which ideas have been implemented and which ones are coming soon? Released Ideas📊 Performance management - types of questions (submitted by @Jordan_McCullough)Ideas Coming soon🔓 Sharing Custom Reports (submitted by @Jordan_McCullough) 🌐 Custom domain for career page (submitted by @werner) Top 5 Ideas (with the most upvotes)We would like to pay special attention to the Top 5 ideas that were most upvoted by the community. Here is a list, including the new status and the reason why we have set this status. To view the chart, just click on “Show content”Idea Submitted by Status Comment from our Product Team Duplicate onboarding steps @Evelien Eijsink Parked We are currently considering a rework of the onboarding setup and will take this idea into consideration in our research. Absence Calendar to show days you don't work for part-time employees @Sonnenblume Parked We will possibly start a Discovery process for this in 2022. Start / Stop Time Tracking Button on Dashboard @raddenol Parked We are planning to implement this feature, but we can’t say when. We will keep you posted when there are news! Integration_Calendly for Recruiting @Nick Parked We plan to implement video conferencing for interviews (integration with Zoom, GoogleMeets, etc.) this year. Furthermore, we are planning to launch a smart tool that helps you schedule interviews - stay tuned! 360 degree feedback culture @Dide Planned We are definitely planning to implement a  360-degree-feedback function. This will take some time to develop and likely be released at some point next year!   Why were some ideas set on “parked”?Due to the mass of ideas, our own plans, and the overall demand from customers, we cannot consider every single idea in our planning. This status simply means that this idea will not be developed for the time being. However, all ideas that have been given the status "parked" will continue to be considered by us and may be rolled out again if our planning allows it. Anyway, you can still give your input on all ideas and continue to upvote. What’s next? Together with our first Ideation Update, we have also introduced new badges for you, which you can win through your activity in the Ideation area. We have already awarded the first ones today. Watch out for those! (What are Badges?)We will publish another Ideation Update in the coming months to keep you posted about the development of your ideas. So keep on submitting your ideas, vote for the ones that interest you, and start a conversation with us and fellow community members. Thank you for helping us make our product even better- keep it up! 😊💙Best,The Personio Community Team» go to Ideation