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Custom Fields – the junk drawer of your employee scheduling database

Just ask anyone which drawer in the home is the most valuable, and you are likely to hear, “the junk drawer, of course!” That little eyeglass screwdriver, a paperclip, the mailbox key, and a replacement watch battery…all of these are really necessary exactly when you need them, and none of them has its own storage […]

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When to use Snap Schedule Copy Assignments and Auto Schedule features

“I am trying to set up a schedule that will work for several months. Should I use the Copy Assignments feature or the Auto Schedule feature?” Snap Schedule and Premium are flexible, perpetual calendar scheduling tools that allow you to create an employee work schedule that meets your immediate needs and then to extend that […]

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Employee Scheduling Example: 24/7, 8 hour shifts for 18 employees

“I am trying to devise a shift pattern that involves employees working 8-hour day, swing, & night shifts covering 24/7 operations, with 18 employees at two sites (not too many overlaps).We require 2 employees per shift at each location per shift and employees should not average more than 40 hours per week. Also, an employee […]

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Employee Scheduling Example: One 8 hour rotating shift for 4 employees

“I need to find a rotating shift schedule for my 4 employees. I currently have one 8 hour shift that needs to be covered with at least 2 employees every day. However, on Sunday I only need one employee scheduled. The employees should not work anymore than 4 days per week.“ One of the many […]

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Employee Scheduling Example: Two 8 hour shifts for 12 employees

“We operate 2 shifts and need a rotating shift pattern between our Day and Night shifts. We have 12 employees to schedule and they should alternate between consecutive Day shifts and Night shifts. We would like to have employees have consecutive days off where possible and average no more than 40 hours per week” One […]

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Review of Work Schedules

Snap Schedule employee scheduling software speeds up complex scheduling tasks by providing over 30 pre-defined work schedules. This article reviews those pre-defined work schedules and how they are used. Work schedules are typically identified by their shift length, shift pattern, and average work hours per week. The right shift length will depend on the type […]

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Employee Scheduling Example: 24/7, 12 hr shifts, 4 on – 4 off

“Our fire department operates 24/7 and need a rotating shift pattern between our Day and Night 12-hour shifts. We have 8 employees to schedule and they should alternate between consecutive Day shifts and Night shifts.” One of the many shift schedules that meet your requirements is below. This schedule plan will require that we set […]

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Employee Scheduling Example: 24/7, 8 hr shifts on weekdays, 12 hr shifts on weekends

“We operate 24/7 and use 8 hour shifts on weekdays and 12 hour shifts on weekends. I have 1 employee who works the Day shift Monday through Friday. I need a schedule for my remaining 3 employees to fill in the other shifts.” First we’ll note that we have a total of 14 shifts to […]

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Employee Scheduling Example: 24/7, 12 hr shifts, staff with only night availability

“My fire department has 9 full-time employees and 5 volunteer employees. My volunteer employees can only work night shifts. I need a work schedule with 4 employees on the day and night shift each, 24/7. I also don’t want my employees to average more than 50 hours per week.” We first draw attention to the fact that […]

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Employee Scheduling Example: 24/7, 8 hr shifts, at least 4 days off over a 7 week period

“I have a 24/7 manufacturing operation with three 8 hour shifts. I have 20 employees and need to have 5 employees per shift. My employees need at least one stretch of at least 4 days off during a 7 week period.  To be fair, employees need to rotate between three shifts.” Because of the need […]

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Want to Shift Your Employee Scheduling to the Cloud?
Try our Snap Schedule 365 online employee scheduling solution.

No installation. No download. Work anywhere, anytime, on smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktop devices.