ShiftPlanning gives Managers access to control a wide variety of settings and create an application environment that best suits their employee scheduling needs. Setting can be accessed in the left navigation of the ‘admin’ tab of the software.
- Notification Settings
ShiftPlanning’s notification system is an essential part of the employee scheduling application. The software’s realtime notifications keep staff up-to-date with scheduling-related events and encourage prompt action to be taken toward items needing attention.Under notifications settings you are able to select if you want notification of the shifts set in the schedule maker to be release via sms, via email, or using both. Employees can also specify their preferences under staff profiles.
- Login Options
Our online employee scheduling software permits customizable logins. Login options allows you to choose if you want to enable Google and/or Facebook credentials for login. Otherwise, users will login with a Shiftplanning username.
- Schedule Settings
Users with manager permissions have control over what employees can take action on and/or view within ShiftPlanning accounts. This includes the ability to limit the shifts that employees can see as well as the ability to require shift trade and open shift approvals. Under schedule settings, employees can also designate how far in the future schedules are published. This allows managers to create and edit schedules at their leisure without having to worry about employees have access to all of the feature shifts. Now, as highly requested, schedulers can decide on which date the weekly schedule begins.
- Staff Settings
Staff settings give managers even further control over what viewable to employees within their shiftplanning account. While reports are already limited to employee specific information within each profile with employee permissions, managers can choose to disallow reports in their entirety. They can also prohibit staff members from editing their employee profiles and/or viewing profiles of other staff members.
- Time Clock Settings
ShiftPlanning’s time clocking comes as a complimentary feature to our scheduling & workforce management features. We offer location-specific time clock terminals in addition to an in-app online timeclock and the ability to upload existing timesheets. Within Time clock settings, managers can activate/deactivate the time clock module as well as control aspects of the virtual time clock, imported timesheets, and time clock terminals.
- Vacation/Availability Settings
The ability to set accurate availability is an important part of ShiftPlanning’s process to eliminate scheduling conflicts. Managers have the ability to limit how and when employees can set weekly, future, and vacation availability.
- Message Wall Settings
ShiftPlanning’s Message Wall provides a venue for casual and formal communications alike. The feature is a great way to share messages and announce new items and happenings among staff, managers, higher management and schedulers. Managers can permit or prohibit employees the ability to post messages and/or comments. Alternatively, the wall can be disabled in its entirety.
- Payroll Settings
Payroll settings offer the option to set a default currency as well as a default weekly overtime. Overtime can also be individualized within staff profiles.
For more information about setting up a ShiftPlanning account, reference the guides below: