Settings Overview Humanity HelpDesk - Settings Overview

Popular help topics: Scheduling, Setup, Time Clock, Leave Request

Settings Overview

The tab 'Settings' is where you will find all of the administrative features and settings that affect your account. This tab nicely divides it into sections: Settings, Billing, Business and Integration.

Each section is further divided to show the Frequently Used and Advanced Settings

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Under Settings section, managers can adjust the Settings for:

  • Account

  • ShiftPlanning

  • Time Clock

  • Leave & Availability

  • Work Units



Account section further categorizes the settings.

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  • Local
    This is where managers can set the settings for country name,
    timezone, and date format etc.
  • Notifications
    Enable / Disable the notifications for all of your staff. When disabled, no one will receive the notification. With force notification option, managers can disallow staff from turning off the email notification. Read more about Notification Settings
  • Staff Settings
    This section allows you to control your staff ability to edit their profiles, see other staff profile info, view uploaded files and ability to view their activities report. Read more about Staff Settings
  • Communication Settings
    Here you can enable/disable the Messaging and Message Wall feature besides controlling who can post wall messages and who can comment on it.
  • Login Options
    Enable or disable your staff to connect their accounts with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Open ID or SSO provider for logging in.

ShiftPlanning Settings


Many useful settings that will enhance your scheduling experience e.g. disabling features that you are not in need of, settings when violated will generate schedule conflicts, useful information that should be displayed on the Schedule page etc. Place the mouse cursor on a setting name and detailed info on that setting will display.

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Time Clock Settings

Enable / Disable the time clock module from this section besides rules for clocking in / out e.g. Webcam clocking, GPS locking, Clock rounding, Clock restriction to specific computers/IPs etc. Place the mouse cursor on a setting name and detailed info on that setting will display.

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Leave & Availability

Not only you can set up the rules for Leave & Availability Management but also can create Custom Leave Types as well as import 3rd party calendars. Place the mouse cursor on a setting name and detailed info on that setting will display.


Payroll Settings

To access the payroll settings please click the Payroll tab from the left side of the screen and click 'Payroll Settings'. Then from under Payroll settings, managers can set up the rate Cards as well as the daily, weekly Overtime, Choose the default payroll provider, Export format, Currency settings etc. Place the mouse cursor on a setting name and detailed info on that setting will display.

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Under the Business section, you can see the account event log & Shared Files.

Event Log

The ‘Event Log’. This feature can be used to verify events for record keeping, or troubleshooting past events by seeing who did what and when such as the creation of a shift, the deletion of a shift, or staff clocking in and Every time an action occurs within the application, it's tracked as a unique event and detailed info on that is shown

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Shared Files


Whether you are collaborating on PowerPoint presentations, business spreadsheets, images, logos or general word documents, our file management process is simple and allows you to securely share important files with your staff.

Example of files that you can upload could be for 'Human Resources', 'Training', 'Events' or any other need you might have:

Go to the tab 'Settings' -> 'Business' -> 'Shared Files'. You will see all the files shared already or can upload a new file and can share with your staff.

*.swf, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.gif, *.bmp, *.png, *.doc, *.xls, *.xlsm, *.xltm, *.ppt, *.pdf, *.txt, *.xml, *.xsl, *.csv, *.css, *.zip, *.rar, *.avi, *.mpeg, *.wmv, *.mpg, *.mov, *.mp3, *.wav, *.psd, *.flv, *.docx, *.xlsx, *.ppt, *.sxw, *.sxc, *.sxi, *.odt, *.ods

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Integration section sections for 3rd party Apps, application's Data API and Single Sign-On.

Data API

Humanity's 'Data API' is a programming system that allows your new or existing in-house/ 3rd party software to integrate fully and have read and write access to your Humanity information. In addition, you can manipulate data in your account by using the various API methods.

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Single Sign-On

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