One of the most popular uses of an intranet is for employees to search for colleagues to help them get their jobs done. When your co-worker is out of the office, it is important to know. Our Simple Intranet plugin helps you keep track of who is in the office and who is not. It updates the employee directory with a red notification message next to out of office workers, alerting those who are searching for colleagues. It also displays a listing of all employees (photos and name) in the sidebar or other widget-accessible area of your theme via an “Out of Office” widget.
When an employee logs into the Simple Intranet dashboard, and they access their Employee Profile, they can toggle their vacation settings. When they set the out of office alert to “ON”, it will display across all screens of the Dashboard (not just the Employee Profile area). Once deactivated, the warning message will only appear back on in the profile area.
This Out of Office widget can be placed in any available sidebar or Widget area. This widget is accessible from the “Appearance / Widgets” menu for admins in the Dashboard.