UPDATE Jan 19: StaffHub is being retired as a standalone app and will metamorphose into “Shifts” in Microsoft Teams, providing a more integrated interface.
StaffHub was designed for front line staff who don’t have their own office, desk or computer and often rely on manual processes and outdated tools to get things done. Baristas, hair stylists, bus drivers and retail assistants – squint no more at printed shift calendars in the break room.
StaffHub helps these workers manage their workday with schedule management, information sharing and the ability to connect to other work-related apps and resources.
It’s available to Office 365 for business subscribers and comes with a web app for managers and mobile app for employees. The mobile app is available on iOS and Android, and requires staff to log in with Microsoft credentials just like other O365 apps.
Schedule management: managers can create and share staffing calendars, and employees can check their days, see who else is working and swap shifts (with manager approval).
Sharing information: Policy documents, news updates and training videos can be instantly shared with the team. Instant messages including photos can be sent to a specific team member or the whole group.
Directing staff to resources: custom links can point to important resources or sites, such as HR systems for requesting leave.
Everyone has to have an Office 365 account with your company in order to use the apps – vendors, contractors or holiday casuals may not be suitable users.
There is no one-click solution for recurring schedules that are repeated every week. You have to copy and paste each week’s calendar.
Ignite 2018 announcement: StaffHub will be merging into Teams and will be retired on October 1, 2019.