Rota Planner

Rota Planner Software at its Best

Snap Schedule employee scheduling software eliminates complex roster tasks by providing over 30 pre-defined rota templates (i.e. pre-designed schedule plans) that meet scheduling needs for virtually all shiftwork businesses.

Rotas are identified by their shift length, shift pattern, and average work hours per week. The right shift length will depend on the type of operations, work environment, and operating hours. For example, with 24/7 operations, three 8-hr shifts or two 12-hour shifts are most popular but any combination of shift lengths will do.

A shift pattern describes a sequence of working days and off (on/off) days over a time period. A shift pattern may include shift rota. For fixed shifts, an staff member always works the same shift (e.g. Day, Afternoon, or Night). For rotating shifts, a staff member rotates from one shift to another according to a specific arrangement.

The average work hours per week is calculated from the work demand, shift pattern, and the number of teams (crews, platoons, squads, groups, etc.) needed to cover the work demand. For scheduling purposes, team members are assigned to work the same shift and rotation patterns (i.e. team members have the same days on, days off, and rotation pattern).

In planning the best rota for your business, you must ensure that the rota complies with the relevant industrial and legislative provisions, provides efficient and effective utilisation of staff, supports work/life balance, and meets service delivery requirements.

Using the Snap Schedule rota planner, you can select one of the 30 pre-designed rota plans and automatically generate staff rosters for any period. View how to generate work schedules from the rota planner.