Snap Schedule employee scheduling software can automatically detect all sorts of schedule conflicts.

Any conflicts will be clearly flagged, and color-coded, on all of the Schedule views.  Simply hover over the cell for an explanation of the problem, like overlapping shifts, or just an employee who needs more hours.  And when you assign an employee to a shift, any new conflicts will be detected and flagged immediately.

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You can go to the Manage section, click on Settings, and then click on the “Schedule Validation” tab, to customize these options.  Just  check off the types of conflicts you’d like to detect, including problems with Shift Assignments, Task Assignments, and individual employees’ work hours  such as exceeding overtime limit or the number of consecutive work days.  You can keep it simple with yellow and red flags, or assign a different color for each type of conflict.  When you’re done, click OK.

You can also click on Reports, and run a Daily Assignment Validation report, to quickly identify all of the conflicts that need your attention.

By default, you’ll see a list of conflicts for the current week, organized by day, including each employee who has a problem, the nature of the conflict, and the affected shift.  You can open the drop-down at the top and list conflicts for the current month, the quarter, or the whole year.  Scroll down for more options.  Or, just use the calendars to define a start date, and an end date, and see conflicts for any time period you like.

You can scroll through your list, or use the links in the sidebar to jump straight to a particular date.

Then, click on an employee’s name to see the details about their shift, and their conflict.  You can make changes to the shift, or just remove it entirely.  And then, click OK.  Now, click “Refresh” on the toolbar to update your report, and the conflict disappears from your list.

Once you’ve resolved all your conflicts, you can go to the Schedule section and click on Schedule Outlook, to make sure you still have as many employees assigned to each shift as you need.  You can also click on the Shift view, and then look at the bottom of the page, to see how many of the workers on that shift fill a particular Position, or have a particular Skill.  That way, you can make sure that no position or skill is under- or over-staffed.

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