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Scheduling tips and best practices

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: 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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