The Internet is a powerful tool to gather information and we want to ensure that you are getting the answers you need. And in a vastly globalized world, multilingual websites are important and in demand. English is no longer the predominant language on the web, and here at ShiftPlanning, we want to break down as many cultural barriers as possible and extend our accessibility beyond English speaking countries. We aim to be as flexible as possible in the international business community and cater for people who speak different languages. We are excited to share our multilingual website – and by multilingual, we mean that you can now view and navigate around our website in the language(s) you choose. Our international language options mean that our website and information are more accessible, adaptable and flexible.
Whether you are in the United States, which is synonymous with cultural diversity, or elsewhere in the world, feel more at home, be more comfortable and give your employees greater confidence by browsing our website in one of our 42 different languages.
Changing the Language
To change the language on the ShiftPlanning website, click the flag icon in the top right corner of the window.
A popup window, shown below, will appear. Select a language from the list and the ShiftPlanning website will automatically refresh with the text re-appearing in the language you chose. You can now navigate around the entire website in the language of your choice.
The small robot icon found next to some of the languages indicates that the translations are machine generated. Alternatively, the human icon indicates a human translation.
Below is an example of the website as it would appear if you select to view it in Spanish.
Accessing the ShiftPlanning Application
When you click on the ‘Login’ link beside the language flags, you will be brought to the regular login screen, in the language that you have chosen. Here, you can login to the ShiftPlanning application. For example, if you have selected Spanish, you will see the screen below. Once you login, you will then be able to navigate the application in the language of your choice.
With our new multilingual application, managers can set global language settings for all new staff members. This increased adaptability means that you can choose a language once, and it will be applied to all your employees. To set your global language settings, go to the ‘Admin’ tab and click on ‘Account Settings’ under the subheading ‘Account’ on the left. Now, the first subset of settings is titled ‘Local’ which gives you access to set your local business settings. Here, you can select your country, time zone, language of choice, date format and time format from their respective drop down menus, like below.
You will have full access to our application, giving you the tools to create staff schedules, manage staff profiles, tend to pending requests, generate reports and more – all in the language of your choice.
Below is an example of what the application will appear like, if you have switched from English to Spanish.
Here at ShiftPlanning, we love hearing your feedback and getting you involved. Our translation page allows you to help us translate different areas of our website. You can translate to the language of your choice, as well as filter and search for the website material you want to translate.
The first step to begin translating is to select the language you wish to translate to. From the dropdown menu under the heading ‘Language Translation’, select the language you want to translate to.
From here, you can filter our website material by module or status. Modules refer to the area of our website, such as our homepage or our Dashboard. ‘Status’ refers to whether the material was machine translated, human translated or is untranslated.
Alternatively, you can search translations in the search box provided. Type the word(s) you want to search in the search box, and press the ‘Enter’ or the search button. Your search results will appear below the search box. For example, if you want to translate to Spanish and searched the word ‘employees’, you would see the screen below. You could additionally filter your search results by module and/or status.
Whether you have searched and/or filtered our website material, you will see a list of English sentences and paragraphs divided into sections, with relevant translations (if any) listed below each sentence. By clicking ‘Add Translation’ under any of the English sentences, you can type your translation of the given sentence. Clicking ‘Translate’ will add your translation to the page. The example below shows two translations of the phrase “Why ShiftPlanning?” in Spanish.
The ShiftPlanning Wizard is on his way around the world to learn over thirty different languages so that our website stays up-to-date and widely accessible.
We hope this new international language feature will improve your communication and increase your staff cultural diversity. The ShiftPlanning team appreciates any and all feedback, questions or concerns, so please feel free to send us an email at email@example.com or visit our Multi-Lingual forum.