What’s New in Tanda – January 2019

Renée Mellish

22 January 2019    |    read

This January many new features have been released to help you better plan, execute and review shifts.  Auto-approval of shifts on timesheets Approving shifts just got faster! Shifts without variances can now be automatically approved to save managers time when checking and approving timesheets. ⚡️ A shift can be auto-approved when the rostered times match the clocked times. Shifts with variances won’t be auto-approved, and any auto-approved shift can be adjusted. Learn more about Auto-approved Shifts or turn it on now. See all roster changes with Roster Edit History Have complete oversight over your rosters with the new Roster Edit History. Any changes made from the 3rd of January will be tracked. Multiple managers can confidently work on the same roster. See exactly Who made the change What the change was What time the change was made Make roster changes in the mobile app As plans change you can make roster changes on the fly with the Tanda mobile app. Within the app you can edit the following shift information: Date Times Location and team Add or remove a shift detail All changes will published, and a notification will be sent to staff so they’re aware of any changes to their roster. Improved Time and Attendance with the new Time Clock To make tracking time and attendance easier and more precise we’ve update the Time Clock. The new and improved Time Clock features a bunch of improvements: A new redesign Clock breaks with break buttons Portrait & Landscape Orientation Smart shift status Facial detection Easier device reporting The new Time Clock will be released on the 29th of January, 2019. Checkout our help article for more detail on this Time Clock update. Break Editor in My Tanda When employees clock multiple breaks you can specify which of those breaks were paid and unpaid. Custom Events and Blackout periods You can now add custom events to your schedule to help cater for demand and communicate blackout periods to your staff. Events can be flagged as a ‘blackout’ to discourage staff from applying for time-off on that day. Gain actionable insights Have you ever found it difficult to gain honest, actionable feedback from front-line staff? With Shift Feedback you can collect actionable insights from your staff to improve daily operations and employee engagement. How Shift Feedback works: Staff submit feedback through their Tanda mobile app Admins and Managers receive a weekly email with the feedback Learn more about Shift Feedback or turn it on now Coming soon Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming soon to Tanda Timesheets in the mobile app – employees will be able to view their clocked times in the app Shift Replacements in MyTanda –  manage replacement requests on desktop Break status – showing employees how long they have been on their break in the mobile app

This January many new features have been released to help you better plan, execute and review shifts

Auto-approval of shifts on timesheets

Approving shifts just got faster! Shifts without variances can now be automatically approved to save managers time when checking and approving timesheets. ⚡️


A shift can be auto-approved when the rostered times match the clocked times. Shifts with variances won’t be auto-approved, and any auto-approved shift can be adjusted.

Learn more about Auto-approved Shifts or turn it on now.

See all roster changes with Roster Edit History

Have complete oversight over your rosters with the new Roster Edit History. Any changes made from the 3rd of January will be tracked.

Multiple managers can confidently work on the same roster. See exactly

  • Who made the change
  • What the change was
  • What time the change was made

Make roster changes in the mobile app

As plans change you can make roster changes on the fly with the Tanda mobile app. Within the app you can edit the following shift information:

  • Date
  • Times
  • Location and team
  • Add or remove a shift detail

All changes will published, and a notification will be sent to staff so they’re aware of any changes to their roster.

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Improved Time and Attendance with the new Time Clock

To make tracking time and attendance easier and more precise we’ve update the Time Clock. The new and improved Time Clock features a bunch of improvements:

  • A new redesign
  • Clock breaks with break buttons
  • Portrait & Landscape Orientation
  • Smart shift status
  • Facial detection
  • Easier device reporting

The new Time Clock will be released on the 29th of January, 2019.
Checkout our help article for more detail on this Time Clock update.

Break Editor in My Tanda

When employees clock multiple breaks you can specify which of those breaks were paid and unpaid.

Custom Events and Blackout periods

You can now add custom events to your schedule to help cater for demand and communicate blackout periods to your staff. Events can be flagged as a ‘blackout’ to discourage staff from applying for time-off on that day.

Gain actionable insights

Have you ever found it difficult to gain honest, actionable feedback from front-line staff? With Shift Feedback you can collect actionable insights from your staff to improve daily operations and employee engagement.

How Shift Feedback works:

  1. Staff submit feedback through their Tanda mobile app
  2. Admins and Managers receive a weekly email with the feedback

Learn more about Shift Feedback or turn it on now

Coming soon

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming soon to Tanda

  • Timesheets in the mobile app – employees will be able to view their clocked times in the app
  • Shift Replacements in MyTanda –  manage replacement requests on desktop
  • Break status – showing employees how long they have been on their break in the mobile app

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About the author

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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