Setting up Microsoft StaffHub for Information Workers in Office 365

Setting up Staffhub for Information Workers in Office 365

Introduction to StaffHub

Microsoft introduced StaffHub a new application in Office 365 designed to help staff workers manage their day to day activities with schedule management, information sharing and the ability to connect with other work-related apps and resources. StaffHub helps deskless workers to easily create and manage shift schedules for their team and provide relevant information. StaffHub is a go to app for deskless workers to schedule and share important information on their mobile device. Microsoft staffhub was made available in public preview in September 2016. Starting January 2017 Microsoft StaffHub was announced to be generally available worldwide for information workers. This blog post will help you setting up Microsoft StaffHub for Information Workers in Office 365 for your organization.

Microsoft StaffHub is enabled for Office 365 customers with a K1, E1, E3 or E5 plan.

StaffHub allows managers to create, assign and manage team schedule and share files. Manager and team members can also communicate with each other using StaffHub, such as when staff would like to change the shift schedule etc.

Setting up Microsoft StaffHub for Information Workers in Office 365

Setting up Microsoft Staffhub in Office 365 requires you to perform the following steps.

  • Login to Office 365 portal with global admin credentials
  • Navigate to Admin Portal > Settings > Apps and click on StaffHub 

Setting up Microsoft StaffHub for Information Workers in Office 365

  • Click on “Update StaffHub settings for your organization”. This will open up StaffHub portal to setup organization wide settings

Setting up Microsoft Staffhub for Information Workers in Office 365

  • Staffhub is enabled by default for all organizations in Office 365

Setting up Staffhub for Information Workers in Office 365

  • Configure the other configuration options available in Staffhub to allow automatic provisioning of users accounts in Office 365. You can specify the custom domain from your Office 365 tenant.

Setting up Staffhub for Information Workers in Office 365

  • StaffHub leverages Office 365 Groups. You can specify a prefix for the Group name that are created by StaffHub. This option is helpful to identify those groups created by Staffhub from reporting and monitoring perspective.

Setting up Staffhub for information workers in Office 365

  • Provide access information for important internal resources or PowerApps that your workers need access to using StaffHub

Setting up StaffHub for Information Workers in Office 365

Conclusion

Setting up StaffHub for Information workers in Office 365 will help organizations to empower end users to stay connected and productive from anywhere access. Currently Staffhub application is focused on deskless workers but to me it looks like a game changer for organizations looking to manage team schedules and roasters like a small consulting services firm looking to manage resources in a project. I’m looking at more enhanced features to be added in Staffhub application in near future to cater all type of information workers to stay effective on their day to day routine. Currently, Microsoft Staffhub mobile application is only available for iOS and Android devices.