How to enable and use the working remotely feature with the SwipedOn Pocket app.
Working from home, on the road or remotely from the beach? No problem. Empower your employees more than ever with the option to sign in from wherever they are working.
SwipedOn Pocket now supports signing in remotely. Keep track of who is in your building at all times with visibility of those working remote, making contact tracing and emergency evacuation easier than ever.
How to enable working remotely for employees
Navigate to the 'Settings' > 'Employees' view of your SwipedOn web dashboard and select the checkbox against the 'Allow employees to work remotely' setting.
Once enabled, employees will now have the option to select 'Working Remotely' when signing in via the SwipedOn Pocket app.
Working remotely status change by employee
We also offer the ability to set a different option per employee. For example: you may have particular employees that should not have the ability to work remotely, therefore, the working remotely feature can be disabled for just those employees.
To make this change to a specific employee, navigate to the Employees view of the SwipedOn web dashboard and click on the name of the employee you wish to disable this against. At the bottom of the employee's profile, you will see 'Working Remotely' with a drop-down containing the following options:
When set to following location, the employee will only have working remotely as an option when enabled at the location they are assigned into.
When enabled, the employee can select working remotely even if the location they roam to has this disabled.
When disabled, only this employee will not see a 'Working Remotely' option to select when signing in using the Pocket app.
How to view who is working remotely
When an employee signs in and is working remotely, this will show an orange 'Remote' status next to their movement in the 'Employees' > 'Timeline' view of the SwipedOn web dashboard.
When exporting employee movements into a CSV file, column F will confirm if the employee was working remotely by showing 'yes' if they were and 'no' if they were not.
*Please note: this feature is available for those accounts subscribed to the Business plan or above. The SwipedOn Pocket app will need to be running version 2.4.0 for both iOS and Android users.