Trying to plan your schedule without knowing which team members are available is nigh on impossible.
You might as well pull names from a hat. In the dark. While wearing a straitjacket. (You get the picture.) Instead, it might be easier to allow your team to log the days when they can and can’t work ahead of time.Free TrialBook a Demo
Rather than trying to keep track of everyone’s availability with a wall of sticky notes, sit back, relax, and let your team do the hard work for you.
After all, who knows their availability better than they do?
With the ability to set unavailability for particular times or for full days, being able to keep track of availability should make all of your lives easier, whether they need to fit their hours around the school run, have committed to taking their elderly relative shopping each week, or just really hate Mondays.
With unavailability and leave flying around left, right, and centre, having a calendar overview can come in handy every now and again.
Especially if you’re concerned a particular employee constantly seems to be unavailable – or never seems to take a break! The holiday calendar allows you to check upcoming and historical leave and unavailability for each employee, helping you to manage your team more effectively.
Of course, when it comes down to it the main benefit of logging unavailability is being able to schedule shifts which suit both you and your team. After all, there’s not much that’s worse than publishing your shiny new schedule just to be hit with an influx of requests for changes.
Instead, when you assign shifts you’ll only be shown the employees who are available so that you can make plans while safe in the knowledge that your team will be where you expect them to be, when you expect them to be. Employee unavailability will even display on the main scheduling calendar if the team member has other shifts in the displayed period so that you’re not left wondering why you haven’t scheduled them for more days. Useful, right?
To be honest, if you’re in any industry which relies on shift workers then we’re more than happy to help!
We’ve listed a few of the main business types which we currently cater to, but if you aren’t represented please feel free to sign up so that we can add you too.