How do I manage schedule settings? (Desktop)

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One size definitely doesn't fit all; that's why we let you control the settings that govern your schedule.

  1. Head over to the settings page by clicking on the cog icon at the bottom left of your screen. 
  2. Select the 'Settings' tab under the Scheduling heading on the left of the screen.
  3. Update any necessary settings, then click the save button at the top of the screen.
    • Allowing employees to clock in without a scheduled shift can be really useful if you've had to ask a team member to work at short notice and really don't have time to be messing around getting a shift set up for them. Instead, the employee can just clock in on their dashboard and then clock out again once the shift's done; we'll create an entry in their timesheet to show what they worked and you can focus on panicking about everything else instead.
    • Requiring employees to acknowledge their shifts lets you easily track which team members have seen their shifts and which might need a bit of prompting to make sure that they show up.
    • You can control whether employees can see all shifts on their assigned schedule or if they're only able to view their own shifts. Will seeing all shifts give them a better overview of what's going on when they're not in, allowing them to come to work better prepared? Probably. Is it going to result in every single employee immediately trying to swap to a different shift? Perhaps. You're just going to have to work out whether the risk is worth it.
      • Within that, you can choose whether employees can see the status and tags for shifts that aren't assigned to them. This really depends on how sensitive that information is going to be; status shows who's turned up for their shift and who's missing so showing it keeps your team better informed but could also breed resentment for that one employee who's always late. Tags might be useful if they refer to general information or might be a bit awkward if you're using them to log more personal info. The choice, as usual, is yours.
      • You can also choose to give employees access to all schedules or just the ones that are relevant to their assigned location.

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