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Core HR

Simplify the management of employee children's data

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Shared by Sebastian • February 19, 2024

This is another update to our employee import functionality.

From now on, being an administrator, it is much easier for you to manage employee children's data.

Quickly make bulk data changes through an Excel sheet.

Depending on your organization's needs, you can collect the following information:

- child's first name

- child's surname

- child's date of birth

- gender of the child

All of the above data is optional, so you do not need to collect redundant data.

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Time & Attendance
Core HR

New filtering option in Configuration -> People

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Shared by Kasia • February 12, 2024

Based on your feedback, we have significantly refreshed the look of the Configuration -> People panel.

From now on:

  • you will see more employees on one screen
  • you can filter employees by all the fields available in the employee profile, such as contract type, start date, or shirt size.

We are constantly collecting feedback on these changes. We plan to switch all users to the new view in the coming months.

Microsoft Integration
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Time & Attendance

Personal notifications and automatic installation in MS Teams

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Shared by Kasia • February 12, 2024

New features for teams using MS Teams:

  • managers can accept and reject requests directly from their workspace, and if there is a prolonged lack of response, they will get reminders about pending requests,
  • employees receive information about the status of the request,
  • with the Time & Attendance module enabled, employees get notifications with a "start/finish work" button and the option to select a project.

In addition, we have provided the option to automatically install the Calamari application in MS Teams for all employees. To do this, go to Configuration -> Integrations -> MS Teams, enable the integration, and then confirm permissions in MS Teams.

Time & Attendance
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Core HR

Import employee data from Excel

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Shared by Kasia • January 17, 2024

Significant changes have taken place in Configuration -> Import. We refreshed its look, but most importantly, we added an option to import an XLSX file.

It's the next step to make Calamari the source of truth about your employees. You can quickly and conveniently download, edit and import employee data from now on.

With this option, you can:

  • update any employee field via XLSX file
  • import custom fields,
  • import additional fields,
  • import only selected columns.

In addition, when you go to the XLSX import tab, you can:

  • download a blank template, which is ideal for adding new users,
  • or download a template with filled-in user data, which is suitable for updating data.

During the import:

  • you will see an import progress bar - you can safely close the browser, and the import will complete itself,
  • if the imported file contains errors - in addition to the information, you will get the option to download the file that contains only errors.

You can still contact the Customer Care team about import issues - use the chat in the application.

Time & Attendance
Mobile Apps

Select projects in the KIOSK mobile app

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Shared by Kasia • January 17, 2024

Until now, while using our mobile app for marking attendance with QR codes (KIOSK), you could easily mark breaks and take photos at the start and end of work. From now you can also select projects you're currently working on.

With the project selection function, employees can report the time spent, among other things:

  • on a given activity,
  • at a given location,
  • for a specific client.

Learn more about Calamari KIOSK in the Help Center.

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Google Integration

Google Calendar out of office during time off ✨ 🗓️

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Shared by Kamil • December 29, 2023

Exciting news! After much anticipation, Google now allows setting up Out Of Office (OOO) via the Calendar API, and we've seamlessly incorporated this into our Google Calendar integration.

Here's what changed:

  • Your employees' time off requests are now directly synced as Out Of Office (OOO) events in their private Google Calendar
  • OOO will automatically decline any new conflicting invitations
  • Public holidays and remote work requests remain unaffected.
  • This feature is already enabled in all new Calamari accounts.

Eager to experience this upgrade? Contact our Customer Success team to activate it in your account 🎉

Mobile Apps
Time & Attendance

Log your work time directly from your MacBook desktop

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Shared by Kamil • December 21, 2023

Staying productive has never been easier - we're thrilled to announce new time-tracking widget for iOS and macOS.

This handy tool allows you to start and end your work, select projects and breaks, and customize your break and project lists, all at your fingertips. Plus, it's available in three sizes and supports both dark and light modes.

To use widgets, you need to have iOS version 17 or above on your iPhone/iPad or version 14 Sonoma on your Mac.

Get ready to boost your efficiency like never before! 📱✨


Accept leave requests straight from Microsoft 365

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Shared by Sebastian • December 21, 2023

MS 365 integration has received another enhancement.

From now on, you can accept/reject your team's vacation requests 🎉

If you use Microsoft 365 in your organisation, use Calamari even more effectively. You can:

  • Submit leave requests
  • Accept/reject your team's vacation requests
  • Record work time, breaks, and projects
  • Check the information on time worked
  • Check the information about your requests and upcoming absences/remote work within your organization
  • Check your entitlement balance
Mobile Apps

Approval improvements on the mobile apps

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Shared by Sebastian • December 21, 2023

There is a new application approval screen for both platforms (Android/iOS).

With it, you will get:

  • the ability to filter by application type (change requests, leave requests)
  • possibility to select several requests and accept only selected ones
  • a nicer, refreshed view with information on how many applications are waiting for approval
  • better navigation
Core HR

People and Documents tab available on mobile apps

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Shared by Sebastian • December 21, 2023

From now on, you can use the People and Documents tab on mobile devices (as a part of the CoreHR module)

Within the Documents tab, directly from your mobile device, you can:

  • add and view documents
  • assign permissions to documents
  • send and accept documents

With the People tab you have access to:

  • a list of the organization's employees
  • business card of each employee
  • employee manual of me