Display vacancies for Org Chart in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams


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Did you know you can show vacancies beautifully inside your organization chart in SharePoint Online? You can do this easily with Plumsail Org Chart. In this article, I want to show you how to display vacancies in SharePoint Org Chart. It is very useful to organize vacancies inside of Org Chart and be able to visualize them within the organization structure.

Org Chart vacancy

Vacancies are enabled inside of PlumsailOrg Chart’s settings and use a data source different than the chart itself. Org Chart will use a different list to pull data from and show vacancies which needs to be filled with data regarding open positions through the company. Let’s see how to do it step by step, inside our SharePoint page, just like the image above.

Go to the page where you inserted Org Chart and open the configuration wizard. On the Data source step, unfold the Advanced settings and enable vacancies.

Now, under that option, you’ll see a new text input, where you’ll have to write the URL of the list that Org Chart will use to pull data from. Note that this is a server relative URL that you’re going to use. In this example, I want Org Chart to use the list placed by /sites/CompanyHub/Lists/Vacancies. If Org Chart identifies that the list already exists it will use it, otherwise it is going to create it automatically to handle vacancies.

Click Finish to save your new settings.

Org Chart vacancies configuration

From now on, whenever you open the More menu, you’ll see a new option called Manage vacancies. It opens the vacancies list on a new tab. Click it and add some data to the list to fill our Org Chart properly.

Vacancies data source link

Click a “New” button, name the position and specify the department and manager information.

New vacancy

Note that the “Manager” field needs to be filled with the Employee ID of the corresponding manager. It is mapped according to the Org Chart data source configuration.

In the case of the User profiles data source, Org Chart will use one’s account name as the employee ID. In SharePoint Online, the account name looks like user@tenant.onmicrosoft.com.

Otherwise, if you’re using a SharePoint list as the data source, you choose the column that will work as employee ID. It can be anything like title, email address, ID, etc. Use the values from that column to set the manager in the vacancies list.

That’s it. Now you can display vacancies in SharePoint Org Chart and manage them regarding company’s scenario.