New Roster Sidebar

Renée Mellish

5 July 2016    |   

Building an accurate and inclusive roster for your staff is key to making sure your business runs smoothly. We understand that when rostering for multiple locations or teams at once this can get difficult, which is why we have redesigned the roster sidebar to support more powerful and intuitive rostering. The changes to the roster sidebar include: Addition of the roster view switcher Previously located above the roster, the view switcher now sits at the top of the sidebar. Tanda offers a variety of powerful roster views these are now much more accessible so you can now easily toggle between your favourite views with one click. Updated design for Locations & Teams We have updated the style of locations and teams filters and added some extra options to assist you when rostering. Each location and set of teams is now visually distinct to keep your sidebar organised, you can also collapse / expand each location as needed. Addition of Employment Type filters Based on feedback from our users, we have realised that employment type can be a very important factor when building a roster. You can now build your roster / filter your roster by employment type (casual, part-time etc.).   If you would like any more information on the new roster sidebar please visit our help article.

Building an accurate and inclusive roster for your staff is key to making sure your business runs smoothly. We understand that when rostering for multiple locations or teams at once this can get difficult, which is why we have redesigned the roster sidebar to support more powerful and intuitive rostering.

full-sidebar

The changes to the roster sidebar include:

Addition of the roster view switcher

Previously located above the roster, the view switcher now sits at the top of the sidebar. Tanda offers a variety of powerful roster views these are now much more accessible so you can now easily toggle between your favourite views with one click.

roster-views

Updated design for Locations & Teams

We have updated the style of locations and teams filters and added some extra options to assist you when rostering. Each location and set of teams is now visually distinct to keep your sidebar organised, you can also collapse / expand each location as needed.

locations-teams

Addition of Employment Type filters

Based on feedback from our users, we have realised that employment type can be a very important factor when building a roster. You can now build your roster / filter your roster by employment type (casual, part-time etc.).  

employment-type-filters

If you would like any more information on the new roster sidebar please visit our help article.

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Being in the business of managing staff costs, we often hear people say that casual staff just cost so much more than their full time equivalents. I mean, that extra 25% is a killer, right? Especially for staff who work a fairly consistent schedule each week, it’s almost like free money. For a while there I went along with that, not really giving it much thought. But today the thought struck me – casuals miss out on plenty of benefits afforded to full and part timers, so are they really better off? I decided to investigate further. What follows may surprise you. First – how many days in a year does a full time employee work? Weeks in a Year: 52 Working Days in a Year: 260 So far so good. We’re going to ignore the 1 or 2 days that we’re off by, for the sake of a nice round number. Next, let’s look at this full time employee’s entitlements, in days. Annual Leave: 20 (4 weeks) Personal Leave: 10 (2 weeks) Public Holidays: 10 We’ll assume a 7.6 hour work day and 17.5% leave loading. So how many hours of leave are we paying? Annual Leave – Base: 152 Annual Leave – Loading: 26.6 Personal Leave: 76 Public Holidays: 76 Total Hours of Leave Paid: 330.6 Earlier we calculated how many days of work one can work in a year, now let’s subtract leave taken to get a more accurate figure. Days of Leave Taken: 40 Actual Days Worked in a Year: 220 Actual Hours Worked in a Year: 1672 Divide 330.6 (hours of leave paid) by 1672 (hours worked) and we get 19.77%. Remember, we are comparing this to the 25% loading paid for casual staff. So from this perspective, yes, your full time and part time staff are still cheaper – but only by 5.23%. And even that number is probably on the low side. We ignored long service leave and maternity leave because they are a bit more unreliable. Both they are also costs (or accruals) that can definitely add up! When you take into account the fact that you only have to pay casuals when you need them, it’s easy to see why more and more Australian employers are turning to casual staff. According to the ABS, this has been growing steadily since the 90’s, and today over 1 in 5 jobs in Australia are casual.

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Text Me Maybe: Share Your Rosters by SMS!

Tanda’s (PayAus) roster management tools just got even more powerful, with the ability to send your staff their rosters by SMS, instantly. No more printing rosters out and making sure they don’t get lost, or trampled on, or wet. No more casuals calling up during the busiest time of the day to ask when their next shift is. And no more typing text messages up yourself – Tanda can do it all for you. Once you’ve designed a roster in Tanda, just follow the prompts to SMS it to your staff. You’ll be able to select which staff members get their rosters delivered, and even see a preview of the message they’ll get. Rosters by SMS cost 25 cents per message, but as a gift to Tanda customers, we’re making the first month absolutely free. Have fun! P.S. rosters are sent to the phone number you’ve provided for your staff, so you’ll need to make sure that’s correct. If you are having issues entering phone numbers, or need help importing a lot of phone numbers, please contact us!

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Renée Mellish

Development: Renee is part of the software development team working as a UI/UX designer. She is responsible for designing Tanda in a way that provides the best possible experience for our users.

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