Feature Improvements: Unavailability for your staff
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.
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Adding unavailability just got way simpler!
The new Tanda Mobile App is really starting to take off with over 5,000 new users in the last month. On the back of some customer feedback, we have added our most requested feature, the option to enter unavailability in the app. Native Mobile Experience for Employees Employees have always been able to enter the times they are unavailable via an online portal, but it was not always easy to get to. Now, a better version of this functionality is available any time through the app – meaning employees have a single location to check their rosters and also let their manager know when they can’t work. Once an employee enters their unavailability, we’ll let their manager know with an email. Filing of unavailability directly within the app Recurring unavailability can be scheduled (e.g. for students with classes) Real-time roster updates whenever an employee adds or changes their unavailability Using Unavailability Knowing the time your employees prefer not to work helps you plan a roster that works better for everyone. Tanda lets you do this in two ways. You can see all unavailability requests via My Tanda under ‘Time Off’ > ‘Unavailability’. You will be notified if you create a shift for someone that clashes with their availability. It doesn’t stop you from rostering the person at that time, it just gives you a heads-up about their schedule. Getting your Employees to install the Tanda Mobile App Encourage your employees to install the app directly from the Apple App Store (for iOS) and Google Play Store (for Android) by searching for ‘Tanda Employee App’. If you have any questions about your employee’s account or how to use the app, visit our Help Centre. You can also send an email to email@example.com and we’d be happy to help.