For a Candidate, we can have 4 scenarios shown on their calendars:

  • Confirmed Availability
  • Confirmed Unavailability
  • Bookings
  • Blank calendar entries, aka Unknown Availability

When searching for a Temporary / Contract Candidate, the search will use the searching preference as set in the administrator profile – availability, assumed unavailability or preferences.

In addition, within this search there are now 2 new tick boxes:

Confirmed Availability – If this box is ticked, then regardless of the search preference set above, the search will only return Candidates with Confirmed Availability for the dates searched.

Include Weekends – If this box is ticked then for the date range selected it will check weekends within this period too. If it is unticked, then weekends within the date range will be ignored.

For example, if searching preference is set to preferences and a Candidate has working preferences that exclude weekends and this box is ticked, then they will not be returned. Similarly, if the searching preference is assumed unavailable, then for any weekends in the date range selected where the Candidate has a blank calendar, then they will not be returned. If the searching preference is assumed available and this box is ticked, then for any weekends in the date range selected where the Candidate has a blank calendar they will be returned.

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