Employee Management

NetSuite 2022.1 includes the following enhancements to employee management features:

Employee Record Gender Field Enhancements

Within the Employee Record, there are now two additional gender field options in the Personal Information section of the Human Resources subtab. When selecting a gender from the Gender list, users can now choose Not Specified or Non-Binary as well as the existing Male and Female list items. All existing areas that use the Gender field will now display the new fields.

For more information, see the help topic Entering Human Resources Information for an Employee.

Performance Management Enhancements

The Performance Management feature introduces the following enhancements:

Performance Review Scheduler Enhancements

The performance review scheduler introduces the Basic performance review schedule and the Advanced performance review schedule. The following enhancements are now included in the performance review scheduler:

  • The Performance Review Schedule page now includes the following radio button labels:

    • Schedule Type

    • Launch Date Type

  • The Performance Review Schedule page now includes the following radio buttons:

    • Basic Schedule

    • Advanced Schedule

    • Fixed

    • Relative

  • The Basic performance review schedule lets you schedule a performance review based on subsidiary, location, department, or job title. You can also choose calendar dates for the review due dates and review period.

  • With the SuiteAnalytics Workbook feature, you can attach available datasets to the Advanced performance review schedules to define employees who will receive performance reviews. The Advanced performance review schedule includes two options:

    • The Fixed Date Schedule – if you have the Talent Administrator permission, you can create performance reviews and define the review timeline based on calendar dates.

    • The Relative Date Schedule – if you have the Talent Administrator permission, you can create performance reviews and define the review timeline based on a relative date, like hire date.

  • The Performance Review Schedule list page now includes the following columns:

    • Basic /Advanced

    • Fixed / Relative

For more information, see the help topic Scheduling Performance Reviews.

New Manager Digest

The Manager Digest is a monthly email sent to managers to update them on their team’s achievements, goal progress, Areas of Focus, and performance reviews. The Manager Digest is sent on the first Monday of every month. The Manager Digest period starts on the day the last Manager Digest was sent and ends on the day before the current Manager Digest is sent. For example, if the Manager Digest has a period from November 1 to November 30, the Manager Digest will be sent out on December 1.

Managers will only receive the Manager Digest if their team has at least one goal in progress of if they have to take action on their team’s performance reviews.

The following information is included in the Manager Digest:

  • Managers can view who received Kudos and who has goals ahead of schedule.

  • Managers can view which goals are in progress, completed, not completed, and cancelled.

  • Managers can view comments left on goals and which goals are behind schedule.

  • Managers can view which goals were updated and which goals were connected with Areas of Focus.

For more information, see the help topic Manager Digest.

New Dataset Templates

The Advanced performance review scheduler utilizes SuiteAnalytics datasets to define the recipient lists for your performance reviews. The following dataset templates are now included:

  • Performance Management – Reviews Scheduler

  • Reviews Scheduler by Relative Date

For more information, see the help topic Performance Management Dataset Templates.

Goals Enhancements

The Goals feature now includes additional information to provide employees and managers more flexibility and visibility when interacting with goals. The following changes are now included:

  • Employees can now delete unwanted goals that have not been approved by their manager. The Goal window now shows a Delete option in the Actions menu.

  • The new History subtab on the Goal window shows the history of changes made to the goal. Employees and managers can view which fields changed, the content of the changes, and when the changes were made.

For more information, see the help topic Viewing Goals.

Kudos Enhancements

The Kudos portlet now displays the dates that Kudos are given. For more information, see Interacting with Kudos in the Employee Center.

REST API for Time Bill

In Netsuite 2022.1, the REST API exposure for the TimeBill record is available. This change brings another standardized method of communication. It enhances NetSuite's connectivity to external systems. For more information, see the help topic Time Bill (Track Time).

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