This article gives you an overview of how your Hubstaff organization works.
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Organization vs Projects
- This is where you can edit your organization’s name, currency, timezone, the day when the week starts etc. To have access to this page, click settings in the sidebar menu.
Here, you can upgrade/downgrade your plan subscription, change your card details and view your billing history and download Hubstaff subscription invoices. To access this page, go the settings tab and select the billing sub-tab.
All settings for your team is under this tab. Here, you can perform a number of actions like define the permissions of the members within your organization, change screenshot frequency etc.
Track apps & URLs – See which apps team members use when working. View detailed reports of time spent using each app. View detailed reports for URLs accessed and time spent on each. You may choose to track just Apps or Apps & URLs at the same time.
Track Locations (Mobile only) – This feature applies to team members who track time through our mobile-based iOS and Android time tracking (GPS enabled) application. Our GPS time tracking iOS and Android application allows your team to track their time when they’re on the road or out of the office. The app will allow you to always know where your team is through sophisticated location monitoring.
Screenshot frequency – This setting allows you to choose how many screenshots should be taken from the users computer every 10 minutes.
Screenshot blur – This allows you to obfuscate the image being captured. Note that when you enable this to your team, the app will blur screenshots after taking it and there’s no way to unblur existing blurred screenshots.
Delete screenshots – This setting allows you to give permission or deny the managers from deleting screenshots. Note that deleting screenshots is different from deleting whole blocks of activity.
Require reason – This setting allows you to control if you’ll require your users to provide a reason whenever they edit their timesheets. It applies to the entire organization and it has an option to set it to individual users.
Modify time – This setting allows you to give permission or deny your users from adding, editing or deleting time.
Idle timeout – This setting allows you to choose when the inactivity warning kicks in.
Record activity – Allows you to turn activity tracking ON or OFF.
Keep idle time – It allows you to choose if idle (inactive) time gets added or removed from the user’s work log automatically. The Idle timeout option always prompts the user and asks them if they want to keep idle time or remove it. Please click here to learn more.
Shift alerts – This applies to the Attendance Scheduling, which sends alerts when someone is late, misses, or abandons a shift. You may choose if management or the user receives alerts. You may also choose both.
Allowed apps – This allows you to prevent your team from tracking time through the mobile app or the Chrome extension. If the setting is toggled to desktop only, your team will have to track time through the desktop app for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux or Chromebook app.
To access the Team settings, go to the settings tab and click on the team sub-tab.
Here, just like in your general settings, you can set up your organization’s address and Tax ID. You can also set the percentage of tax you want applied to your invoice total, add notes to your invoice, and set Net Terms. Most importantly, you can add your company’s PayPal email address.
Here, you can specify the number of days you wish for payroll to run, after the pay period ends. (i.e. how many days you want to delay the payment). The delay is only applicable for organizations that are using the timesheets approval feature. In this sub-tab, you can also choose if the system will automatically label your users’ work hours as paid every payment period or not.
Here, you can add your organization’s timeoff and holiday policy. You can check this guide how to set up timeoff/holiday policies.
Roles and Permissions
An account can have a different role specified on an organization and project level. Your role in the organization is global which means if you’re the manager or owner of the organization, you’ll have access to all data from all projects under that organization. On the other hand, your role in a project is restricted to that project only. If you’re assigned to a project as “manager or viewer” (but only have user role in the organization level), you can access all data logged on that project (from all project members); but, not on the other projects where you’re assigned as “user”. The same rule is applied with regards to adding, editing and deleting data. This table best explains the Hubstaff permissions structure.
To set up your user’s organization role, go to the members tab.
To set up your users’ role on a project, go to the projects tab and edit their role.
Pay rate and Bill rates.
The rate you set on an organization level (from the Members tab) will be your users’ default pay/bill rate. If you’re working for different clients and you’re asking for a unique rate for each of their projects, you can set up your users’ pay/bill rate on the project level. The rate you set in the project/s will overwrite the rate in the organization level once your users logged time against the said project/s.
Default pay/bill rate
Project pay/bill rate
The pay rate is the amount you would pay your team member, and the bill rate is the amount you can use for billing clients (this part is optional, and is designed for use with our invoicing feature).
If a user is working on a project that has a pay/bill rate, that project’s rate will have priority over the rate set on the organization level.
If a user is working on a project without a rate, the rate being set in the organization level will be used.