Feature Improvements: Unavailability for your staff

27 February, 2018 Monic Del Rosario

We heard you. Based on lots of customer feedback, we’ve recently made a number of improvements on how unavailability works in our rostering software so that our clients can take full advantage of this feature.

Receiving unavailability updates via email

Now, managers and admins will receive email notifications with all the new or updated unavailability entries from their staff. This means you can keep track of your staff’s schedule and easily click through to see the entire calendar.

Filing for unavailability via the new mobile app

We recently released a mobile app where your staff can check their roster, enter unavailability (when turned on), and apply for leave. The app makes it much easier than before to enter unavailability, especially when the schedule is a recurring one.

Setting a number of days’ notice

If you want to make sure that your employees give you adequate notice before setting their unavailability, you can now set a minimum number of days’ notice in the admin settings.

Upon entering their unavailability, your staff will get a warning and won’t be able to input their desired date when it falls within the minimum number of days that you set. This is a new feature that ensures you won’t miss any updates and have enough time to roster other staff to fill in empty shifts.

Turning on unavailability for your employees

You can start taking advantage of these updates by simply setting unavailability to ‘on’ for your employees. To do this, go to your settings and turn on unavailability under ‘My Account’.

Next, get your employees to download the Tanda mobile app.

And, that’s it! Your employees can now enter their unavailability via a mobile device. With these new features, managers and admins will now be notified of changes in their staff’s schedule, too.

If you have any questions about turning on unavailability for your staff, visit our Help Centre. You can also send an email to and we’d be happy to help.

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