Since 2000, the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival has supported independent filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world with advice, feedback, industry connections and mentorships. Patrons and Filmmakers connect to revel in the natural beauty of Big Bear Lake during an intimate weekend of of films, and special events.

Here’s your chance to win a ticket to the festival located in San Bernardino County, California! Two lucky winners will receive reserved seating at the Honoree Awards, priority access to all screenings and access to the filmmaker lounge.

Click HERE to enter.


Featured Member: Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

by Sakina on August 27, 2014

The Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival is an annual festival held in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick. Each year in September they feature a variety of blues, jazz and world music. 400+ musicians, 150 performances on 27 stages makes this the largest festival in the region.

Be apart of a “touch of the unexpected” by volunteering your time at the festival! Find out more information here.


Drop Point Service Information

by Sakina on August 25, 2014

Did you know that Shiftboard offers Drop Point Service? Interested? So what is Drop Point?

Drop Point is an automated, scheduled batch job service. This allows you to automatically export custom reports and data files from Shiftboard. You can export these files to external systems such as payroll, enterprise HRIS/HCM/ERP, internal databases and dashboards. Similarly, Drop Point can be used to automate the importing of batch exports coming directly from other systems.

For example, if you use an external HR system, Drop Point can help to automate the data transfer from Shiftboard to this outside system and vice versa. In conjunction with our timekeeping tools, we can capture time card data in real time that can be exported to your payroll system.

If you would like more information on Drop Point and how it can work best for your situation, shoot us an email at feedback (at) shiftboard (dot) com.


Featured Member: Burning Man

by Sakina on August 21, 2014

It’s Burning Man time!

Burning Man is not a festival. It is an event. Created from nothing, a mini city is built in the middle of the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. After a week, the city is collapsed and left as if nobody was ever there.

The first Burning Man began in 1986, when Larry Harvey and some friends met on Baker Beach in San Francisco. They burned a 9-foot wooden man as a make shift bonfire ritual. Ever year since then, the wooden man has grown in size and burned towards the end of the week. This year, the man stands over 40 feet tall and set in the middle of the playa.

Burning Man has Ten Principles that encompass the ideas for the city. But the reason this is successful ever year, is because of the dedication and support of the volunteers. As a non profit organization, they rely on passionate members of the community to help in all aspects of the event.

To find out more information about volunteering for Burning Man, visit their website here. Burn on, Burners!


Friday Feature – Tradeboard

by Gabe on August 14, 2014

Check out our “Tradeboard” tool which allows members to offer shifts up for other qualified and available members to claim. Staff can’t pick up shifts that would conflict with shifts they already have or that would put them into overtime.

There is also a setting that allows team members to be notified by email when a shift becomes available via Tradeboard.



Maha Music Festival

by Sakina on August 14, 2014

Are you ready for one full day of sweet indie rock concerts back to back?! Then get ready for the Maha Music Festival. This Saturday August 16th is when the party begins. Check out the line up below!

Located in Omaha, Nebraska, the Maha music festival is celebrating its 6th year of incredible music. This year the festival will return to Stinson Park. The entire idea around Maha is supported by volunteers. They make the event happen each year with passion and dedication to putting on a great day of music! If you’d like to volunteer and become part of this astounding organization, check out more information here!


Shiftboard Reports and Analytics

by Sakina on August 11, 2014

Have you checked out the Reports section of your Shiftboard site? We offer a multitude of  tools to analyze your workforce data. From Labor Cost Forecasting to Shift Report Hours to Personnel Data, you can always find exactly what you are looking for!

First, navigate to the reports section in your dashboard.

There are a number of different types of reports to choose from here. Shifts, Finance, People, even Custom reports if needed! We can also create different Charts & Graphs depending on your needs.


Featured Member: Squamish Music Festival

by Sakina on August 6, 2014

Where can you find Eminem, Bruno Mars, and Foster The People all in one place at one time? At the Squamish Music Festival of course! 3 days, over 80 artists and 35,000 festival goers make for a very good time!

The Squamish Valley Music Festival is only it its 5th year, but it has become so popular so fast that it’s now the largest annual contemporary music festival in the Pacific Northwest. It is located in Squamish, British Columbia where attendees usually camp out near the venue over the 3 day period.

Volunteers and regular staff are responsible for making this festival safe and fun! For more information, check out their website here:


Scheduling and communication go hand in hand. With Shiftboard we ensure that you are only communicating with the right people at the right time. Automatic notifications, broadcast messages, and shift reminders/confirmations are just some of the ways to communicate with your employees through Shiftboard.

Need to connect with everyone on your staff at once? Shiftboard makes it possible to send group messages to your entire organization providing managers with the ability to communicate with their specific teams in realtime. 

You can also view all sent and received messages in your inbox with a separate location for team-only emails.


Feature Friday – Advanced Onboarding

by Gabe on August 1, 2014

Friday Feature: Do you need to track candidates through various stages of the recruiting and hiring process? Shiftboard’s got what you need – enable the Advanced Recruiting & Onboarding tool to categorize and track potential employees with customizable stages.