We’re getting ready to launch some upgrades to Kin, both small and large. On Wednesday, February 12th, we’ll be releasing a better way to display accrual time off balances as well as some design updates to Kin’s digital document and signatures. A month or two down the road, we’ll be releasing a new and improved employee review tool followed by a sharp new company calendar. First things first though.
Coming Wednesday, February 12
How Kin displays accrued time off balances
If your company uses accrual time off policies, we’ve changed the way the “Available now” balance is displayed. Before the update, your available balance didn’t take pending or approved requests into account which led to some confusion. Now, available balances do just that. For example, if you have ten days of accrued time off available, and you request four, Kin will reflect 6 days available the next time you visit to take some time off.
We’ve also added some insights to the time off request page for accrual policies. Now, when you select a start date for a time off request, Kin will calculate how much time will have accrued by that date.
A freshly designed digital signature interface
The tools you use to create digital signatures in Kin are getting an upgrade as well. The improvements make it easier to create documents to begin with – no more hidden controls and options.
As for signing a document, the new design does a better job of leading an employee through each area of a document that needs completion.
On the horizon
Here’s a quick sneak peek of some larger feature updates we have in the works right now. We’ll be in touch well before these are released to give you some more detail into the features themselves and the timing of the releases.
Employee review improvements
We have some some major improvements to employee reviews in store that’ll allow for better management (read: clearing out old reviews and bulk editing!) and a more intuitive review experience for managers and employees.
Modernizing Kin’s calendar
Kin’s calendar is getting an overhaul too. Our “at a glance” approach makes it much easier to see who is out when, for how long, and who else is out during that time period. The traditional calendar view that Kin currently has just hasn’t proven adequate for that job over the long term. Another dramatic improvement is that this new calendar will perform much better in the browser for customers with large data sets.
Questions? We have answers.
If you have any questions about these updates, we’re all ears. Please write us at TheTeam@KinHR.com or via the support avatar within Kin.