Creating Shift Schedules

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In the Shift Schedules tab, you can create, update, and view schedules for your employees. You can also use this feature to easily email  schedules to employees.


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Viewing Shift Schedules

You can adjust your view of employee shift schedules to suit your purposes. Here’s how:

  • Roles: Specify which roles you want to view.
  • Time Format: View an employee's total hours in decimal numbers or hours and minutes.
  • Date lets you select the week you wish to view.
  • Copy Shifts lets you copy employee shifts from one week to another.
  • Import allows you to import a schedule created on an Excel spreadsheet.
  • Show All shows all employees and their schedules.
  • Hide Empty hides employees with no shifts that week and overrides Show All.
  • Include Total Wages shows or hides a column with employees’ total wages for the week.
  • Display Roles shows a column with employees’ roles.
  • Export exports the schedule as a PDF or Excel spreadsheet.
  • Shifts shows employees’ schedules by shift time.
  • Hours shows employees’ schedules by the number of hours scheduled.
  • Wage/Forcasting lets you view projected payroll and sales by day.
  • Breaks shows employee break times rather than their scheduled work hours.

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Creating Shift Schedules 

Creating shift schedules help you optimize and plan employee hours. 

    1. In the Management Console, click on the Schedules tab.
    2. Next, use the calendar tool and select the dates for creating a schedule.

    3. Under the desired date, click the box to the right of the employee name. Select Add New, and fill in the scheduled hours of your employee. By clicking Add new, you can create another shift for the same day. Lastly, click Save


 

Emailing Schedules

Once a schedule has been made, you can send an email to your employee. Your employee can then choose to confirm or reject their scheduled shifts. To email schedules: 

  1. Navigate to Shift Schedules 
  2. After your employee's schedule is created, check the box on the left side of an employee. 
  3. Then, click Send Email in the bottom left corner.

The employee will then receive an email with a link to view their schedule. Before your employees can accept or reject their schedule, they will have to log in using their PIN number. Below is a description of the different schedule colors:

Color  
White No Email Sent
Yellow Email Sent
Green Employee Accepted Schedule
Red Employee Rejected Schedule


Copying Shift Schedules

You can copy an entire schedule or a single employee’s schedule from one week to another. Please Note:Note that Aany shifts you copy will overwrite shifts that already exist in the target week.

To copy the entire schedule from one week to another:

  1. Click Copy Shifts:

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  2. On the pop-up calendar, select the week to which you want to copy the schedule:

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  3. Click Copy:

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To copy an individual employee’s schedule to another week:

  1. Check the box next to the employee’s name.
  2. Click the Copy Shifts button below the Employee column:

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  3. On the pop-up calendar, select the week to which you want to copy the employee’s schedule:

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  4. Click Copy:

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