We have been having a very enjoyable, and very productive time at the Tahoe sprints. Amongst other achievements, we have agreed the specification of those issues to be included in version 1.4 of CiviHR, scheduled for release in time for CiviCon London in September. This release will focus on improvements to the existing features, following the feedback we have received from our users.
We're excited to share that CiviHR 1.2 stable is ready for release. If you are new to CiviHR 1.2, you can read about its beta version here.
CiviHR 1.2 will save manhours and paperwork in non-profits in several new ways:
Involving, and listening closely to feedback from the end user has been one of the key strategies for the development of CiviHR since before its first release. We are delighted to share that SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action) has joined our end-user team on March 4th, 2014.
The Beta version of CiviHR 1.2 has now been released. This version adds an Absences module to CiviHR, allowing the recording and management of Vacations, Sickness, Maternity, Paternity, TOIL, and Other Absences.
Staff and volunteers can view their past and present absence requests, and request approval for future ones. The administrator can define absence periods, public holidays and new types of absence.
Progress Made Since Previous Blog
In my previous blog on CiviHR Recruitment, I had shared our approach to develop the business requirements for this module. We created the first version and shared it on our wiki page for feedback from the Civi Community. We also reached out to several reputed nonprofits to get some feedback straight from the horse's mouth - the HR professional who is the intended end user of CiviHR.