by Gary Bury New Public Holiday Lists
A further 19 countries and their Public Holidays have been added to the departmental locations:
by Gary Bury Timetastic Update : 14th September
This months update brings some eagerly awaited functions, a big step forward for us.
1. Carry Forwards
This has been the most requested function over recent months, so it's great to be telling you about the new function to carry forward any unused leave to the next year - subject to your company policy obviously.
Admin users can configure annual carry forward by heading to:
You can see from below, we've made it super easy for admin users to understand and configure. You just set the maximum number of days/ hours that can be carried forward into the next year in line with your company policy.
The rest is automatic, when your year end arrives the carry forward will happen and a summary sent to your admin users by email.
2. Photo Uploading
Since launch we've relied on Gravatar to pull through profile images. Although we'll continue to do so where a photo is present on Gravatar, we now also offer the ability to upload a photo directly.
You can access the photo uploader from My Details and clicking 'change photo' (apologies for my mugshot here).
3. Reformatted 'My Details' page
Some of you will also notice the new format for 'My Details' and 'User Edit' pages. The new tabbed format gives better structure to the data and in part a step toward improving the mobile experience.
So this update is yet another big step forward, if you have any questions or have any issues then let us know.
by Gary Bury Timetastic Update 17th August
We've made few updates over the last few days that contain some real improvements for all of our customers, here's a quick summary:
Add a reason when declining leave:
One of the most requested features. When you decline leave you can now add a reason, and that reason will be communicated to the employee in the email they receive. We hope this makes Timetastic a little more helpful for the day to day management of annual leave.
Days in Lieu - individual transactions with reasons:
Another popular request. When you add Days in Lieu you can now add a short note and see the date it was added. This should make tracking Days in Lieu much easier.
Department Boss Filter on Wall Chart:
A smallish tweak that gives you an easy way to view and compare the leave for your Department Bosses, particularly useful for organisations who need to ensure they have a given number bosses in on any given day.
I also thought it worth taking the time to remind you of the last update which expanded the Public Holidays function to include setting them by department and the option to import holidays for 16 new countries. Full details of that update are available here.
As always if you have any questions then do email.
by Gary Bury Timetastic Update 28th July
A big change to the Public Holiday settings today, one that will suit those with departments or offices in different countries.
Support for 16 New Countries
You can now have different countries Public Holidays applied to different departments. And where we used to just offer just the United Kingdom, we now offer the following countries:
For those questioning why those countries, it's a combination of countries from which our customers are signing up and a reliable list of Public Holidays available.
Settings - Public Holidays
You'll notice that "Public Holidays" has been removed from the settings menu. This is because you'll now find the functions sit nicely within the "Departments" section.
The appropriate list of public holidays is now determined by the departments location (note the new 'Location' selector).
You also have a check box which determines if the public holidays should be allocated to the department or not.
The actual list of Public Holidays can be viewed and edited if necessary from the "View" link.
Even though we now support 17 different countries we believe the whole process is smoother than the previous version, we hope you agree.