Firstly, the availability planner is not an HR tool, rather it is essential for project planning. Non-available time in Synergy encompasses everything that is not directly related to project work. The availability planner is a Synergy Enterprise only feature.
The availability planner in Synergy works in two ways.
- Staff can update their availability for their manager to approve (optional).
- Managers can mark their staff as unavailable.
From the resource planning page, managers can see at a glance how changes to availability will affect resourcing for a project. From the team availability page, managers also have a register for all the times their staff were unavailable.
Why use the availability planner?
The availability planner gives managers a visual representation and also a register of when staff are unavailable for project work.