Visual Employee Directories Features

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In larger organizations, it can be challenging to pinpoint employees with specific skills or to fill particular roles. Most corporate directories only contain basic information that may fall short of requirements, without telling you about a person’s department, peers, supervisors and subordinates, or their areas of responsibility. Several factors can hinder this identification process: far-flung offices around the world, employee information that is stored across many systems, dynamic project teams, growth or downsizing through mergers and/or acquisitions, part time or contract workers, telecommuters, outsourced departments and corporate partners.

When it comes to finding the right person to solve a particular business problem, or identifying persons meeting specific criteria, a Visual Employee Directory provides a wealth of information about any person within an organization, as well as relevant context about that person's position in the organization. This simplifies and speeds up the process of identification and helps in locating the right person with the right skills.


Visual employee directories can be used to search for simple or complex criteria on all employees for any business purpose, such as locating a specific employee and creating teams with specific skill sets. They can be used to identify all employees who meet certain conditions, such as ‘got a pay raise last year’ or ‘engineers with CAD/CAM programming skills.’ Visual employee directories help find people faster, contributing to organizational flexibility and helping adapt to changing business conditions.


With the ability to combine information from multiple source systems, a single visual directory can be created to show all people, whether their information is stored in an enterprise-wide Human Capital Management system or on a basic spreadsheet. Managers can adjust views to see employees, contractors and partners, to quickly find who they need and focus on business issues.

  • Users can access information on organization structure and locate alternate contacts such as peers, subordinates or managers.
  • Managers can identify suitable employees for projects by matching specific criteria for the job at hand.
  • Distributed team members located in different cities or countries can communicate better and align themselves with team objectives.
  • HR managers can identify ad hoc employee groups using a visual employee directory, while eliminating the extra expense of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) licenses.
  • Managers can sort their employees by a set of attributes, such as competencies, location, merit and tenure.

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