The employee directory is accessible to all employees' in an organization. The filter will be applied based on the accessibility. By default, all employees' can see their colleagues, that is, a list of employees' from the same department.
Absent employees' can be filtered from the list by applying the Absent Today filter. When an employee applies this filter, they can see the absent employees' within their department, but when the human resource manager applies this filter, they can get list of absent employees' from the entire organization as they have access to the full employee list:
By applying the Absent Today filter, we will get the list of employees' who are absent today. The leave type will appear as a label on the employee such as Legal leave 2017, Sick leave. Look at the preceding screenshot.