By: Rita Futrell
Remote work has been a way of life for many employees during the challenging times of the pandemic and the Great Reshuffle has shown employers that many employees prefer remote and flex work to the standard in-person 9-5. Recognizing that remote work is here to stay for many, PeopleSoft has rolled out an improved remote worker functionality. Released in PUM 40, the Fluid Remote Worker functionality has made the remote employee request, approvals processing, and capture of work support information much easier.
This functionality is not new, but the functionality was not available through self-service until recently thanks to Fluid Remote Worker. Remote worker functionality now is delivered with the employee and manager self-service components. Self-service functionality helps managers track remote work requests from their staff. This functionality includes making requests and receiving approvals/denials from the manager and other administrators, as well as the ability to add attachments. Kibana visualizations are also available. (If you’re unfamiliar with that name, Kirbana is a data visualization tool used by Elasticsearch. It provides organizations with visual reports in the form of charts, tables, and graphs. The analytics are available from the Fluid Homepage tiles; security is controlled by PeopleSoft Security.”)
Employee self-service and manager self-service include document upload and approval processing. With configuration, the Activity Guide composer lets organizations include helpful things such as a guidelines page, acknowledgment requirements, and even capture workplace support information. The approval framework allows administrators and managers to approve employee requests.