OrangeHRM Blog
Voice of Free & Open Source HR System

Archive for January, 2009


What do you like to see in the new “Performance Review” module?

Posted in Product Releases  by Himath 2 Comments

Of all requests for new features in OrangeHRM, 46.4% have been for an Employee Performance Review module. Now we have started the requirements phase of this long awaited module. You can also help us define this module by telling us what you would like to see in OrangeHRM Performance Review module by spending a few minutes to take the following survey.

Click here to take survey.



OrangeHRM introduces “Basic Support” for $49 per year

Posted in General  by Himath No Comments

The new OrangeHRM support plan: “Basic Support” is now avaiable for $49.00 per year. The objective of introducing this low price support option is to a make available an affordable support plan for a large number of small organizations.

Basic Support subscribers are entitled to support over emails within 5 business days.



Job description in vacancy page can now expand and collapse

Posted in Product Releases  by Himath 1 Comment

In an attempt to improve the usability of OrangeHRM, we have made it possible to expand and collapse the job description in a vacancy. This improvement is available in OrangeHRM-2.5-alpha.3 development release.

The full list of changes in OrangeHRM-2.5-alpha.3:

New Features
(1) Expand/Collapse feature in job descriptions at jobs.php (1941287 - On the job vacancies web page job desc. expand and collapse)
(2) Replacing capability in attached resumes.

Bug Fixes
(1) 2047767 - Code is not able to detect Innodb support

    Download OrangeHRM-2.5-alpha.3 from here.


    Should OrangeHRM implement employee scheduling?

    Posted in Community Collaboration  by Himath 6 Comments

    We received a few requests from users suggesting that OrangeHRM should implement employee scheduling with shifts and rosters. We would like to get more feedback from users about this.

    Here is an extract from an email we received:

    “Here in CA the pay rate is very good for nurses.  So good, in fact that there are many nurses who’s homes are out of state, as far away as Florida, and they commute to work.  The get an apartment or hotel room and make two or three times what they would make back home.  However scheduling is a problem for them.  Arranging all their shifts together, interacting with the scheduling manager is time consuming.  Having access to the ‘open’ shifts from home would allow them to do their scheduling more efficiently.

    There is another aspect of scheduling for hospitals that is unique.  There are different classes of employees.  Full time employees can make up to twice their pay when they are called in less than 4 hours before their shift.  Simply creating a system that allows part time employees to see the shifts first can make a big difference in the bottom line of a department.

    Allowing employees to manipulate their schedule more efficiently, trading shifts, scheduling time off for doctors appointments, making last minute changes, will mean less (expensive to fill) sick calls.

    There are a couple of other features that are specific to hospitals and other mission critical staffing applications that I have been working on.  These are for anyone who can’t have sick calls.  Police, fire, etc.  They will need a robust staffing program capable of actively filling missing employee time slots.  Such a system would qualify for homeland defense funding programs, essentially making the cost of the subscription to the system free for the customer who has access to these funds.”

    We appreciate if you take a minute or two to take following survey and share your thoughts on what features OrangeHRM should implement in future.

    Click here to take the survey.

    Tags: , ,


    OrangeHRM Reaches 200,000 Downloads on SourceForge

    Posted in General  by admin No Comments

    We are proud to announce that OrangeHRM has reached yet another major milestone on its successful path. Reaching 200,000 downloads since its first release in February 2006 on is a great start for the year 2009 and we hope for a continuous exciting year ahead. High rankings as well as being awarded Project of the Month on were only 2 of the highlights we accomplished last year and we hope the support and contribution of our community will keep bringing OrangeHRM forward.

    If you have not downloaded OrangeHRM yet please click here. Enjoy!


    OrangeHRM 2.5-alpha.2 is out with ability to attach resume with job application

    Posted in Product Releases  by Himath 3 Comments

    OrangeHRM 2.5-alpha.2 development release is now available to download from SourceForge.

    The following enhancements are there in this release:
    (1) Ability to upload a resume with a job application
    (2) IE7 Compatibility related bug fixes
    (3) Other UI fixes to conform to new UI look

    Download OrangeHRM 2.5-alpha.2 from here.


    The new look OrangeHRM is out !!

    Posted in Product Releases  by Himath No Comments

    OrangeHRM has released the first alpha version of the much awaited OrangeHRM 2.5, which has the new look user interface.

    The user interface was designed with the intentions of making the product look more professional and making it more user friendly.

    Download OrangeHRM 2.5-alpha.1 from here.

    See: related post

    Tags: ,


    Copyright © 2018 OrangeHRM Inc All rights reserved. Powered By WordPress