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New Experience for the Home Page

The Reimagined homepage provides users an updated user experience with more dynamically generated content than the current version.

Sections in the latest home page 

  • A welcome banner

  • Quick Action section

  • Approval section

  • For You Today section

  • Org Update section

A welcome banner - Organizations can choose their own banner image so that it better aligns with your brand. Can hide it, if preferred not to use a banner image. There is an option to Configure a Different Banner Image on the Home Page for Different Groups using Theme manager.

The personalized greeting seen by the user in the banner is driven by the user's time zone i.e. the time from the browser session the user is in. The Personalized greeting cannot be hidden from the Latest Home Page.

Quick Action section - As the name says it's a  “quick access” to frequent tasks. users can make action less prominent but still accessible on the home page by adding it as a custom link to the Favorites instead. A maximum of 16 total quick actions can be shown.

Approvals- All the requests (approve, decline, or review) appear in this section. Approvals are to-do tasks, similar to the ones that appear in the page header and To-Do List side panel. When you complete a task, it disappears in both places.

For You Today-  Non-approval To-Do's will display in the For you Today Section. The content is dynamically generated per user. Engagement Cards provide the information necessary to perform a task. No two users will see the same cards.

There is a certain time frame for the data.

  • To-Do tasks that have been updated in the last 90 days are pulled to create and show cards.

  • To-Do cards also expire based on their due dates. So, if a card has a due date, it will stop showing once 30 days have passed from the due date. For the cards, which does not have a due date, these cards will stop showing after 30 days from the creation of the card

Users get to choose one of these two options. Remind Me Tomorrow i.e. It reappears on the home page after 24 hours. Dismiss the card and remove it from the home page completely.

These are a few cards that get displayed in this section.

Complete 360 Reviews Tasks Prompts you to review and complete the 360 Reviews form for you and others.
Complete Calibration Tasks

Prompts you to review and complete the calibration form, for yourself and for others.

Through the task, reviewers can go directly to their sessions that are in progress to view or give ratings. When a reviewer has multiple sessions, the sessions are ordered by the due date and one of the most urgent, which is overdue the longest or closest to the due date, is displayed.
Review Performance Prompts you to complete the performance review task, for yourself and for your team.

My Team reminder card informs managers when their direct reports have tasks that are overdue or due in the next 7 days. Managers send them an email reminder.

  Goals Card

  •  When the personal goals are not yet complete & are approaching their due dates or are already overdue they get populated in this card.

  • This card will surface any performance or development goals that are 15 days approaching the due date for performance goals, 30 days approaching the due date for development goals, or overdue and the status has not been set to 'Completed’.

  •  Group or team goals are not yet supported

The Organizational Updates section shows custom content created for your organization. Custom cards can be made visible to specified target groups or at specified times.

Current Scope

The latest home page is now in general availability and can be used by most customers. Most product areas now display some content and most legacy functionality is supported or has been replaced.

Dates to be noted

The universal release of the Latest Home Page is planned for

June 3rd (Preview)

June 24th (Production) as of 17th March 2022.

As a consultant, I recommend starting working on this be an early starter to plan better.

How to enable the Latest homepage

You can enable the latest homepage by navigating to Upgrade Center > Optional Upgrade > Latest Homepage Upgrade.

You have up to 30 days to Undo the upgrade in the Upgrade Center.

After the upgrade, users with homepage permission will be able to see the latest homepage other users will still have the legacy homepage.

You can control access to the latest experience with role-based permissions. You can give the permission by navigating to Administrator permission > Manage system properties > Manage the latest Homepage permission. Each user can only access one version of the home page

It is advisable to provide access to the Latest Home Page permission only to a small group of users(for testing). Later, when you’re ready to roll it out more widely, you can give access permission to a broader group.

Please feel free to post your queries or share your experiences in the comments section of this blog post. I'd be delighted to share my expertise and experiences with you so that together we can achieve a smooth process of this feature implementation.

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