At Ignite 2018, Microsoft is making a number of Microsoft 365 announcements, including an “out with the old, in with the new” item involving Microsoft StaffHub. The first-line worker app that was in free preview before it became a part of some Office 365 F1, will be retired on October 1st, 2019, and replaced by two new apps, Home and Shifts, coming soon:
Home is a new mobile experience that allows firstline workers to see at a glance the most important and relevant info for their day. With Home, firstline workers can clock in and out of shifts/breaks, receive important notes for the day or shift, find out who is working during the shift and save time by easily reviewing information and schedule.
Shifts enables firstline managers to plan schedules in an employee self-service and integrated experience. They can create, update and distribute schedules for teams as well as broadcast open and unfilled shifts so that other employees can cover them. Finally, they can review and accept time off requests and swap shifts – all from mobile. For firstline employees, they can swap/offer shifts and request time off, right from their phones.
We’ll have more on Home and Shifts as they become available, and make sure to keep up with all the Microsoft Ignite 2018 news as it happens.