Employees

Use the Employees back office application to manage employees.

All users who work for your company—​both employees and contractors—​are considered employees in VOGSY. You can populate your account teams and project teams with employees, as well as add them to your deliverables and resource planning.

You can assign an employee one or more roles.

You can also configure their working hours, rates, billability percentages, and department membership.

This topic explains how.

Create an employee

By default, all users of your company’s domain have access to VOGSY.

The User management back office settings page lets you deny access to VOGSY to your company’s domain users who are not active employees.

There are two ways to create an employee:

  • From the back office

  • Automatically: VOGSY will create the record when a user without an active Employee record logs into VOGSY for the first time. This newly created employee will be assigned the Professional role.

    After a user logs in for the first time, someone with the Support staff role should open the new user’s Employee record and fill it out. Be sure to fill out the Companie/department, Rates, Working hours, and Billability percentages sections so that the employee’s hours can be submitted and approved.

Create an employee from the back office

To access the back office you must have the Support Staff role.

To create an employee from the back office, do the following:

  1. Click the plus thick Add menu item and then select Add employee.

  2. Fill out the New Employee form and then click Save.

Settings

setup employee main settings

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Basic settings. In the top section of the right panel the basic setting of the employee can be set:

  • Name and contact information: This information is displayed on the employee’s Person card. Also, this information displays on a profile card when you tap on the employee’s avatar:

    employee contact info v2
  • User type: Corresponds to VOGSY’s' three license categories.

  • Can manage timesheets for other users: Select this checkbox if you want to review employee timesheets for approval.

  • Roles: Determines what permissions are available to the employee. An employee can have more than one role.

  • Absence hours approver: You can select one of the following options:

    • No approval: When absence hours are submitted, no approval is needed and hours are processed as approved.

    • Approval by employee manager: When this option is selected, the Manager field appears, allowing you to select the employee’s approval manager.

    • Approval by department manager: The manager of the department to which the employee belongs needs to approve submitted absence hours.

  • Prefill timesheet with planned hours: Select this checkbox if you want VOGSY to update your timesheet with the hours from planning.

  • Auto submit time entries at the end of the day: Select this checkbox if you want VOGSY to submit this employee’s draft time entries at the end of each day.

  • Can see financial data on projects: Select this checkbox if you want this employee to see a project’s financial data.

  • Activities: Select the activities that the employee is qualified to perform. When you are planning resources and looking for someone capable of performing a particular activity, VOGSY will suggest a list of qualified employees based on their entries in this field and the Skill level field.

  • Professional level: The employee’s experience level at their current job role. Like activities, professional levels are also used by VOGSY to suggest a list of qualified resources when planning project activities.

  • Direct deposit information: Enter the IBAN number and BIC code of the employee’s bank.

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Companies/departments. In this section you can configure to which department the employee belongs over a specified period of time.


The department of the employee is used for planning resources and for monitoring the department’s performance (billability). It is also used for processing project costs for spent hours.


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Rates. You can specify the sales and cost rates for each employee.


The cost rate is used for calculating project costs. When time entries are approved: the actual costs are calculated using the cost rate of the employee and are allocated to the project.


The sales rate is used for calculating the target of billable hours in monetary values.


For more information, see Add a rate to an employee page.

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Working hours. Here you specify the number of hours an employee can work for each day of the week.


Working hours are used for resource planning in the following manner:

  • VOGSY calculates an employees availability for each day, based on their working hours and any other scheduled activities.

  • When the employee is allocated an activity on a project, the hours are automatically planned using a daily pattern. The day pattern is by default set, by the current working hours.

    For example: if there are no working hours on Friday, Friday will not be selected in the day pattern.


For more information, see Add a work schedule to an employee page.

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Billability percentages. In this section, you specify the percentage of working hours for which the employee should be billable.


The billability percentage is used for monitoring and reporting the billability per employee and the billiabilty per department.


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Skills. In this section, you add this employee’s relevant professional skill along with their experience level at the skill.


For more information, see Add skills to an employee page.

Add a company or department to an employee page

  1. Click Add. The Department form displays.

    add department form
  2. Fill out the form.

    If the company or department you are looking for is not listed in the Company/department drop-down list, you can add it via the Companies/Departments settings in the back office.
  3. Click Save.

Add a rate to an employee page

  1. Click Add. The Rate form displays.

    add rate form
  2. Fill out the form.

    The cost rate is the same as the employee’s hourly rate; the sales rate is the amount that you charge the customer for the employee’s services. Also, you must enter a start date but an end date is optional.
  3. Click Save.

Add a work schedule to an employee page

  1. Click Add. The Working hours form displays.

    working hours form
  2. Fill out the form.

    You must enter a start date but an end date is optional.
  3. Click Save.

Add billability percentages to an employee page

  1. Click Add. The Billability percentage form displays.

    add billability pct form
  2. Fill out the form.

    A billability percentage is the percentage of working hours for which the employee should be billable. Also, you must enter a start date but an end date is optional.
  3. Click Save.

Add skills to an employee page

  1. Click Add. The Employee skill form displays.

    add skill form
  2. Fill out the form.

    If the skill you are looking for is not listed in the Skill drop-down list, you can add it via the Skills master table in the back office.
  3. Click Save.

Delete an entry from an employee page

  1. Click the entry’s pencil blue icon. The edit form displays.

  2. Click Delete.