In this article, you will learn how to record working hours using the Personio App. See this article for further information on other functionalities of the app.
Time tracking via the Personio app is only available to those employees who have been given access rights (proposal level) to attendance tracking in Personio and are also active users of the app.
If you have activated two-factor authentication via the employee roles, you will not (currently) be able to use the Personio App.
Recording Working Hours Using the Start/Stop Button
The latest version of the Personio app (from 13.02.2020) allows time tracking straight from your app dashboard. The hours are then recorded in your Personio account. Click the button Record now to start the tracking.
The function runs in the background until you open the app again and click the Stop button. A window then opens displaying the times already entered for that day and providing the option to add break times, projects and a comment.
Click Submit to transfer the hours you entered to your Personio account. This will trigger any approval process that may have been set up. If your company is tracking overtime, the time that exceeds the hours that normally apply to you will be displayed on the app dashboard.
This way, you can document your entire workday at once, or as separate time windows that you may have spent on different projects, for example. For each of these time windows, a new entry is created in the attendance overview, and an approval process is triggered.
An alternative to the Start/Stop button is to record your working hours using the Plus button within the app. To do this, simply click on the menu item Record time. This opens an input mask through which you can submit your working hours.
Note, this can also be done retroactively by selecting the desired date under When?
Display of the Recorded Hours in Your Personio Account
To see the recorded working hours in your account, log into the desktop version of Personio. In your profile, select the Attendance tab as usual.
The working hours are taken over according to the app entries and are displayed as follows:
- If the workday is recorded as a whole, i.e. by entering one start and end time with a break, Personio creates two blocks of time – one from the start time to the beginning of the break, and one from the end of the break to when your workday has finished. The break appears as a block of time between the working hours.
- If you use the Start/Stop function to enter several time periods per day so you can, for example, be assigned to different projects, then each block will be listed separately, and the total hours for the day are shown at the top, above the recorded blocks.
- If an approval process has been set up, the working hours entered via the app will also initially have the status Pending. Once approval has been given, the status changes to Approved.
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