New on Thursday, December 14th
In a series of improvements we’re making to our software, Dominion has another release set up for the evening of December 14th. You can expect changes to be made to our Applicant Tracking System, Benefits Administration, Onboarding, Group Scheduling, Custom Reporting, and a new partnership we’re introducing with Verified First.
APPLICANT TRACKING | OWNER NOTIFICATIONS
Because of changes made during our last update, we now have a way to determine who owns a posting. With this addition, we are adding the ability to send the owner an email notification when an applicant successfully applies for their posting. On the new posting screen, if a posting owner has been selected, there is a checkbox labeled “Notifications” beside the posting owners name. This is present for admins only. By checking this box, the posting owner will receive an automated email whenever an applicant fills out an application.
BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION | SCHEDULED LIFE EVENTS
We’ve updated our Benefits Administration software to allow for new hires and/or those with specific qualifying life events in the future to schedule the change in their benefits plan. While life events cannot take effect until the event has occurred, this will allow an employee to create the event with a future date, giving them plenty of time to make their selections and submit the life event for approval way ahead of time. No official changes to the employee deductions will occur until the event date has been met, and they will still have 30 days from the event date to submit the request for change. Looking forward, we plan to expand our Onboarding platform to give your new hires the ability to create a life event.
CUSTOM REPORTING | LIMITING CLAUSE FIELDS
There have been a number of updates to our Custom Reporting platform in order to make the page run as smooth and efficient as possible.
A bug has been fixed to prevent some Limiting Clause Fields from being listed multiple times. Additionally, there has been a new field listed within the limiting clauses that represents Active or Inactive.
Further adjustments have been made to simplify the process of custom reporting and ensure a more user-friendly experience.
Lastly, a limiting clause for filtering titled “WOTC Reason” has been added.
ONBOARDING | REVAMPED DESIGN
We’ve changed the layout of our Onboarding page that will offer a more intuitive onboarding experience for administrators. With this update, you’ll have a summary page of all your onboarding records. These are broken down into those who are in progress, those who have completed their portion of the process, and those who are fully completed and ready to close.
You can also click each individual employee to see their Employee Onboarding Detail, which will give you all the information you need to see exactly where the employee stands in the onboarding process.
Please note that the ability to upload photos will not be included in this release. However, that option will be coming soon!
GROUP SCHEDULING | NEW LOOK
We’ve also remodeled our group scheduling software with a fresh new look. For the most part, the only change to this page is the color scheme. However, it's important to note that the button no longer has a checkmark icon in it when you need to save changes. The button will stay red until the user saves the changes.
MINIMUM WAGE | 2018 STATE INCREASE
Lastly, a minimum wage increase for the state of Michigan will take place on January 1, 2018. The new minimum wage will be set at $9.25 per hour. Be sure that you adjust your employee wages accordingly.
As always, if you have any questions regarding any of the updates, please feel free to reach out to our client solutions team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 616.248.3835. What's more, Dominion is putting on a software demo regarding these updates to go over the details and answer any questions you may have. Register for the demo below!