Shiftplanning gives schedulers the option to color-code their positions, so that it is easy to visualize where different shifts are organized. While ShiftPlanning by default assigns different colors to each position, we also give managers the flexibility to choose their own color assignments. This is done by accessing “manage locations & positions” in the ‘schedule’ tab.
The Current Color Palette
In our next update, the color palette for positions in the scheduler will be updated so that the text on each shift is easier to read. The color of each of your existing positions will be updated to use the closest possible color from the new palette so that they will remain familiar to managers and staff.
Along with the color changes, we will also be introducing new icons on the shifts to indicate certain shift properties like recurring, published, open etc. Moreover, we’ll be ‘locking’ past approved shifts. This means that those shifts will not be able to be moved on the schedule and will be faded as a visual cue on the calendar. Shifts with conflicts will also be more easily identifiable by a red border on the shift.
In addition to the shift updates, we will also be adding inline information about costing to the schedule. This infomation will be seen alongside the current icons for total hours and total staff.
Existing Inline Totals
We hope that the updates to the scheduler will make ShiftPlanning even easier to use and save managers and staff more time on scheduling related tasks. Please feel free to let us know your thoughts on this. Are their any visual updates that you would like to see?