There are three kinds of groups: standard, lifecycle, and demographic
Groups are ‘fluid’: People move in and out of groups, as their career progresses or their circumstances change
A group can not be created by a user
‘Standard’ groups are always available in Pyn.
There are currently 4 standard groups:
All Employees— Anyone who is a current employee
Joiners— Anyone who has a start date in the future
All Managers— Anyone who has one or more direct reports
Rehires— Anyone who was hired in the past, and will be/has been hired again
Standard groups are not mutually exclusive. For example, someone can be in the ‘Joiners’ and ‘Rehires’ groups at the same time.
These groups are also always available in Pyn.
They represent the lifecycle of an employee:
There are currently 5 lifecycle groups:
Lifecycle: Accepted— Anyone who has a start date in the future, >= 8 days away (and is not terminated)
Lifecycle: Pre-Onboarding— Anyone who has a start date in the future, < 8 days away (and is not terminated)
Lifecycle: Onboarding— Anyone who has started in the past month (and is not terminated)
Lifecycle: Active— Anyone who has started > 1 month ago (and is not terminated)
Lifecycle: Terminated— Anyone who has a termination date in the past, or has been removed from HRIS
The ‘Lifecycle: Terminated’ group is not visible in the Pyn platform. Lifecycle groups are mutually exclusive. The employee transitions through these groups one at a time, as their career progresses.
For example, Fred accepts his offer (
Accepted) with start date Monday 15th of March. On Monday 8th of March he transitions to
Pre-Onboarding. On his start date, he transitions to
Onboarding. After one month he transitions to
Active. Should he resign at some point, he will transition to
These groups are turned off by default. They can (currently) only be enabled by Pyn.
Demographic groups are created from the underlying HRIS system, such as BambooHR.
Demographics can vary per HRIS system, but common ones are:
In Pyn, we create a group for each demographic option. So if there are 4 departments (security, engineering, marketing, sales), Pyn will create 4 groups:
An employee can be part of multiple demographics (ie. someone can have a Department and a Location), but an employee can not be part of multiple demographic groups (ie. someone can not be in
Department: Engineering and in
Department: Marketing ).