As mentioned in the previous post, the Shiftplanning team has been working around the clock to bring requested features to the new release of our employee scheduling software. Of the completed features, overtime/undertime handling and the new ‘schedule summary’ report will be discussed today.
For most managers, it is important to maintain balance in scheduling hours across employees. However, it can sometimes become a Herculean task to keep track of who’s working when, especially when an organization has dynamic shifts. This is further complicated when considering employee overtime and undertime. It is for this reason that we’d introduced overtime/undertime handling as part of our conflict notifications. To take advantage of this feature, managers can edit details an employee profiles in the ‘staff’ tab of the application. There Max and Min weekly hours can be set. The software will then take the aforementioned into consideration in calculating schedule conflicts.
- Go to ‘edit details’ in the employee profile
- Enter Max and Min weekly hours
- Access ‘schedule conflicts’ under the action icon
- Notifications show who is under or over-scheduled and clicking on the notification will automatically navigate to the affected shifts
Shiftplanning offers a number of reports aimed at better helping managers to keep record of schedule related activity. Our newest report is the ‘schedule summary.’ The schedule summary is a report that will list all staff and hours per day with both start and end times. This report is easily grouped by location or other filters set in the application and also includes totals for key metrics. The report is also available in printable format or downloadable as a CSV.
We hope that the above features help save managers even more time in their scheduling activities. As always, please feel free to let us know of any questions, comments, or concerns. We have a dedicated forum for feedback about the latest release. For more information, reference the guides below: