Streamlining Managerial Tasks with PeopleSoft HCM's Direct Reports Tile



In the fast-paced world of Human Capital Management (HCM), efficiency and simplicity are key. PeopleSoft HCM has always been at the forefront of innovation, and its latest update further solidifies its position as a leader in the industry. With the introduction of the Direct Reports Tile in the recent HCM image 47 release, managers can now access both direct and indirect reports without the hassle of maintaining separate security, making their jobs easier and more streamlined.


Direct reports tile

To access the Direct Reports Tile, go to the Homepage and navigate to Manage Self-service > Team Time Direct Reports tile.

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Fig 1.1: Direct Reports Tile Overview


The Direct Reports Tile is built on the Direct Reports for Managers framework, which is already in use with other manager self-service pages. What makes this new feature so impressive is the elimination of the need for maintaining separate security, which used to be a time-consuming and cumbersome task. Now, managers can seamlessly navigate through various components, including time management and absence management, without having to switch between different security settings.
Consolidated time and labor or absence management

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Fig 1.2: Consolidated Time and Labor or Absence Management


One of the most significant advantages of the Direct Reports Tile is that it simplifies the process of selecting the time reporter. Previously, managers had to choose a time reporter each time they switched between different time and labor or absence management pages. With this new feature, all these pages share the same security, meaning that managers can seamlessly transition from one task to another without any interruptions.

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Fig 1.3 Custom Reportee Selection Configuration


Moreover, the flexibility of the Direct Reports Tile is worth mentioning. Managers have the ability to configure the fields displayed for time reporters, tailoring the information they see to suit their specific needs. This level of customization ensures that managers have access to the data that matters most to them, enhancing their decision-making abilities.

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Fig 1.4: Efficient Reportee Search Functionality


To make it even more user-friendly, the Direct Reports Tile offers a search option that allows managers to quickly select an employee and navigate to their time and labor or absence management components. This feature saves time and reduces the likelihood of errors, ensuring that managers can focus on their core responsibilities instead of getting bogged down by administrative tasks.



  • Eliminates the need for maintaining separate security settings, reducing administrative complexity.
  • Managers can easily switch between time, labor, and absence management pages without repetitive selection, saving time.
  • The intuitive interface and search option make it easy to locate and access employee information.
  • Enables effective time tracking, attendance management, and leave handling for enhanced HR efficiency.


The Bottom Line

PeopleSoft HCM’s Direct Reports Tile is a game-changer in the world of Human Capital Management. By simplifying the process of accessing and managing direct and indirect reports, eliminating the need for separate security maintenance, and providing customization options, this new feature empowers managers to be more efficient and effective in their roles. As the workplace continues to evolve, tools like the Direct Reports Tile are essential for keeping up with the demands of modern HR management.


Author: Jayaraj Rajendran, Peoplesoft Consultant


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