Who’s On?

by Gabe on July 24, 2014

Want to see who’s clocked in or scheduled to work and do so in real time? The Who’s On tool used in conjunction with the Timekeeping tools gives you this info with a couple clicks. It also allows managers to update the status of employees who are present but may have forgotten to clock in. Have any no shows? Track that as well – read more on that topic HERE.


Featured Member: Woods Hole Film Festival

by Sakina on July 23, 2014

The Woods Hole Film Festival is the oldest film festival on Cape Cod. Their mission is the emphasize the work of first-time and New England filmmakers by screening over 100 films in an 8 day period. But this isn’t your ordinary film festival! Woods Hole incorporates workshops, panel discussions, special events, readings, and informal get-togethers during the length of the festival. This gives the audience a chance to truly participate in all things film. Don’t miss the opening night party on July 26th! The festival runs until Saturday August 2nd with a closing night party and awards ceremony.

Woods Hole would love more volunteers! Sign up on their registration page here and be prepared to have a great time!


Custom Profile Fields

by Sakina on July 21, 2014

In every company, there’s usually a set amount of information that you always need to keep on file for your employees. Emergency contact, certifications, expiration dates, maybe even t-shirt size is all a part of this set of information. Wouldn’t it be convenient if your scheduling software could not only schedule your employees, but keep track of all these important things as well? Shiftboard can!

Each employee in our system gets their own person profile tab page. We can customize this to track ANY kind of information that you need to track. Checklists? Yes/No Agreements? Open text fields? We can do it all!

Shiftboard can also send reminders before/after a certain expiration date. This is helpful to let you and your employee know a certain important certification is about to expire and you had better get that updated ASAP!


Do you assign your workers to shifts or do you allow employees/volunteers to assign themselves? With Shiftboard you can do both! Automatic notifications are sent to employees when you assign shifts and mangers get an email when a worker picks up a shift on their own. Plus there’s a third option, the Sign Up List: post a shift, employees add their name to the list and the scheduler picks the ideal candidate for the position.


The Bay Area is home to many unique film festivals. July 21st kicks off the 34th annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. This specific one happens to be the oldest and largest Jewish film festival in the entire world. They have shown over 1,300 films since the first festival launched in 1980.

This year, the opening gala film is The Green Prince and closing the festival is Little White Lie. You can find a list of the entire film offerings here.

SFJFF is still looking for volunteers! If you’d like to contribute your time sign up here!


The Shiftboard Filebox

by Gabe on July 15, 2014

Need an easy way to share company documents with your staff? Use the Shiftboard Filebox to upload files and make them available to all employees, limited groups, or link them to a specific shift.


News Page Highlights

by Sakina on July 14, 2014

There is a lot of information that needs to be communicated to employees. Company policies, documents, general FAQ’s are all part of the process. When using Shiftboard as your employee scheduling system, be sure to take advantage of our news page! You can use this as a general bulletin board for announcements or even upload any attached documents that your employees need to read.

Don’t need the news page? Not a problem! We’ve added functionality that allows you to change the initial page after login. Just navigate to your settings page and you can choose to have your members jump right to the calendar or other page after they login.

Remember that with Shiftboard you always have options!


Feature Friday – Filter the Calendar

by Gabe on July 11, 2014

Do you have a full/busy scheduling calendar and want to quickly view shift information for a specific employee or team of workers? Maybe you need a fast way to see what shifts are assigned and which shifts still need to be filled. The Shiftboard calendar allows you to quickly and easily filter your view to see the precise information you are looking for.


Featured Member: Indy Film Festival

by Sakina on July 9, 2014

The Indianapolis film festival’s mission is to create a shared experience around film. It was founded in 2004 and seeks to create that experience by championing films that entertain, challenge and expand perspectives in Indianapolis and beyond. This happens to be the largest film festival in Indianapolis by combining a variety of international and american films. The festival starts on July 17th and runs till the 26th. This year they are screening an amazing variety of over 90 different films throughout the ten day run!

The festival’s opening film is “I Origins”, a film that follows a molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs. Be sure not to miss the hottest after party in the city immediately following the film! If you can’t make the opening film this year, the festival is closing on a grand note with the screening of “Life After Beth”. Zach is devastated after his girlfriend, Beth, unexpectedly dies. When she suddenly rises from the dead, he sees it as a second chance and decides to do and say every thing he wishes he had while she was still alive. With big names such as Anna Kendrick and John C. Reilly, it’s the perfect film to close this year’s festival.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up here!


Today we are highlighting one of our fan favorite features: No show tools with reason codes!

When your employees call out sick you can track this information right in the shift details through Shiftboard. Want to track a specific reason? No problem! There are up to 9 reasons that you can customize yourself.

All of the no show information is tracked in your shift reports. You can see exactly who was a no show and what their reason was. Have you noticed yet that “Grandma” has died about 12 times this year?