On May 21st we’re releasing a complete redesign of Kin’s calendar. More than just a new interface, we’ve rebuilt the calendar from the ground up. The result is an-easier-to read, quicker-to-load tool that keeps everyone apprised of what’s going on at work.
A faster, more insightful calendar
Faster performance in the browser
Kin’s old calendar tends to choke on large data sets, which is a problem for both large organizations and those who lean on the calendar for planning and resourcing. In the new calendar, large data sets load incredibly quickly, so there’s no more freezing or wait times.
Better insights into your company’s schedule
The largest visual change you’ll notice is we’ve done away with the traditional calendar layout which made it hard to grasp a week’s worth of company events and employee leave. We’ve addressed that challenge with a layout resembling a Gantt chart – where we list employees on the left side of the screen and, in turn, horizontally layout and stack time off and company events in a week by week view to the right.
Tips and tricks
Week and day views
In addition to the new week by week view, we’re introducing a day view which breaks events and time off down hour by hour.
A better way to show and edit events
Our new calendar is the first place you’ll see a slide-out panel to view and edit details of events. Over the next several months you’ll see this “Slideyboy”, as the team has endearingly named it, in other places in the app where you currently need to click through to new pages to add, edit, or delete information.
Subscribing via Google or Outlook
The new calendar is pretty great but it’s also helpful to have Kin’s calendar data integrated with the rest of your work schedule. Keep in mind that you can click “Subscribe” in the upper right of the page to get your Kin calendar pushed into your other calendars, like Google or Outlook. Here’s a tutorial with some more instruction.
We’ve got some great improvements to employee reviews in flight right now – including review templates which you can customize, and reporting which provides insights across your entire organization based on employee feedback.
As always, we’d love to hear your feedback. We can be reached via email at TheTeam@KinHR.com, or by clicking the support avatar from within Kin itself.