“I need a schedule with a day shift Monday – Friday and a night shift all seven days of the week. I need 2 employees on the day shifts and 3 employees on each night shift. Sunday and Monday night shifts only require 1 employee. I would like my 5 employees to rotate from 2 weeks of day shifts to… Read More »Employee Scheduling Example: 5 Day Shifts, 7 Night Shifts, Higher Night Demand
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This article shows you how to use Snap Schedule Employee Scheduling software to generate shift schedules to provide 24/7 coverage using 8 hour rotating shifts with employees average less than 40 hrs per week.
“I have patrol officers who are assigned routes in different areas of the city. How do I go about setting up their work schedules and find out if I have adequate shift coverage?” The following article will cover how to use Snap Schedule Employee Scheduling Software to create a schedule which will allow for scheduling police patrol officers into different… Read More »Scheduling police patrol 24/7 using three 8 hour shifts
This article shows a shift schedule with 8-hour shift, 4 week repeating shift pattern to give employees 4 days off over every 2 weeks, with one of the weekends off every 2 weeks.
“I have employees who must rotate around various job positions and work areas (locations). How do I go about setting up their work schedules and find out if I have adequate shift coverage?” This article will explain how to set up your employee work schedules using Snap Schedule. If you have employees who work in many different positions at various… Read More »Schedule setup for manufacturing operations with rotating positions
You are welcome to ask questions related to employee scheduling and we will post the answer on this blog for everyone to benefit from. Use the form below to ask a new question, share scheduling tips, or provide feedback. Please follow these guidelines. Provide as much supporting information as possible to help us understand your operations. If you are asking for help with shift… Read More »Ask Mr Snap Scheduler
Considering Excel work schedule templates to replace your pencil-and-paper work scheduling method? Before you download any of the free employee work schedule templates, let’s hear from Dean Morrison of Excell Cleaning Services Ltd. who swept out Excel work schedule templates and sent in Snap Schedule. “Excell Cleaning is a growing, medium-sized, facilities-cleaning business of approximately 25 staff in Christchurch, New… Read More »Snap Schedule vs Excel Work Schedule Templates
The goal of employee scheduling is to put the right employees on the right jobs at the right times to meet your business demands. Regardless of the industry, the employee scheduling process consists of four essentially universal phases: Determining workload and coverage requirements, including special skills or certifications Designing a scheduling framework to meet demands Building employee work schedules from… Read More »Scheduling Basics
“How do I create a work schedule for 8 hours a day, 7 days a week operation? I would like to have my employees work 40 hours per week, 5 days on, 2 off.” Before we start designing a schedule plan for this work schedule, let’s look at the constraints imposed by the days on/off sequence. Given the 5 days… Read More »Employee Scheduling Example: 8 hours a day, 7 days a week, 5-on 2-off work schedule
“How do I use Snap Schedule to implement a three-day-work-week schedule?” The model for the three day work week, as defined by U.S. Office of Personnel Management, requires a full-time employee to work 13 hours and 20 minutes a day, 40 hours a week, and 80 hours a biweekly pay period. In this work schedule, there are two groups of… Read More »Employee Scheduling Example: Three-Day-Work-Week Compressed Work Schedule