Custom Shift Multi-pick Options

by Sakina on October 21, 2014

Have you ever needed to track certain equipment for different shifts? Say you schedule drivers and want to know exactly which truck they are driving. Shiftboard can accommodate a multitude of options to choose from in a multi-pick list.

First, customize your label for the field! Next, add items to the list in your list settings.

When creating shifts, you’ll see the new field available. Select as many options as needed to include with the shift details.



Feature Friday: JobBoard

by Sakina on October 17, 2014

Posting internal job listings on your shift scheduling software comes with major benefits! Combining one central location where your employees can pick up shifts and apply for new jobs saves time and is extremely beneficial in visualizing these positions. Use Shiftboard’s JobBoard add on tool to utilize this amazing feature!

Posting a job is very easy on JobBoard. You can put in a number of details including Department, Salary Info, Description, Requirements etc… You can also restrict the level of access of who gets to see the posts. Want to post a position for only one team? Not a problem! Just set those access levels at the top of the post listing.

Members can easily see all job posts by selecting the JobBoard link on their top dashboard. They can also filter job postings using a number of different search criteria to find exactly what they are looking for.

Check out our JobBoard and realize the benefits of keeping everything in one place with one system!


Featured Member: Halifax Pop Explosion

by Sakina on October 15, 2014

The Halifax Pop Explosion festival is coming to Halifax, Novia Scotia on October 21st! 200 bands in 20 venues over 5 days to over 30,000 fans and industry delegates from around the world. Started in 1993, the Pop Explosion was created to celebrate Halifax’s newfound fame as the “Seattle of the North” and being home to the Canadian grunge movement.

Operating as a not-for-profit means that everything this festival does, they do to support the music scene in Halifax. They need the time and effort of volunteers to help during this event! Learn more about getting involved here.


Automatic New Shift Notifications

by Sakina on October 14, 2014

When employees are able to pick up shifts themselves, it takes a lot of the burden off of hiring managers and schedulers. After creating new shifts, you can easily notify all available employees in the team that new positions are available.

After entering all the information in the new shift section, you’ll see two options at the bottom of the page.

Selecting the Post and Notify option will email all available employees letting them know that new positions have been posted. This should give them enough encouragement to login soon and grab the best shifts possible! They say the early bird gets the worm, and this email is their wake up call!


Feature Friday: Bulk Sign Up

by Sakina on October 10, 2014

Using Shiftboard, it’s easy to post shifts and have your employees pick them up themselves. Why should you do all the work? Well, we’ve made it even easier for your employees too! Introducing Bulk Sign Up from List View!

On the calendar, select the List icon to view your calendar in list form.

Select the checkbox next to all of the shifts you’d like to pick up and at the bottom of the page select the “Take This Shift” button.

Ta-Da! You have now been assigned all of these shifts at once. See how easy that was? :)


Featured Member: BendFilm Festival

by Sakina on October 8, 2014

The BendFilm Festival starts tomorrow! Get your act together and get over to the 10th annual celebration of independent film located in Bend, Oregon. The festival runs from October 9 – 12th so be sure not to miss it!

If you can, donate your time and volunteer! BendFilm is a non-profit and relies on talented and dedicated volunteers to help make the festival run smoothly. Learn more about volunteering here!


Keeping Your Data Secure

by Sakina on October 7, 2014

At Shiftboard we take the security of your data very seriously. As such, we have recently upgraded all of our SSL certificates and HTTPS settings to ensure we continue to be on the forefront of Internet security.

In order to ensure that all of our users are receiving the highest level of security possible and to comply with the changes coming in the next version of Chrome, we were forced to make a tough decision. That decision was to stop supporting old web browsers and mobile phones. And to be clear, we do mean older.

There are far too many supported platforms for us to list them all, but for our 5 most common operating systems, we support:

  • iOS 3 or higher
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher
  • Windows Phone 7 or higher
  • Windows XP SP3 or higher
  • OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or higher

So what does this mean for you? It means if you have an old Android device running Cupcake or Froyo, it’s no longer going to work with Shiftboard. If you have an old flip phone that you’re trying to use, it likely won’t work with Shiftboard either.

More importantly, as other sites begin to roll out changes in anticipation of Chrome’s new requirements, they will also drop support for these older platforms.

If you’re on an outdated device, we strongly recommend you upgrade. Feel free to point to this article to explain why you need to go buy that shiny new phone that just came out.


Feature Friday: Standby List

by Sakina on October 3, 2014

During many situations in life, it’s a good thing to have a backup. Shiftboard makes this easy with our Standby List! If someone cancels or doesn’t show up for a shift, Shiftboard can easily fill in someone to work automatically if they’ve requested to be on standby for that day.

There are two options to choose from using the Standby List. First, managers can select specific days to allow Standby Lists for those teams. Members can sign up for these days if they’d like to be placed automatically into them when a spot opens up or to be notified first. The other option is to allow general open Standby Lists created by your employees. All they need to do is select the dates and times that they are available and list themselves as “On Standby.” Managers can easily see this information when needed.

Learn more about Stanby Lists by contacting us at feedback (at) shiftboard (dot) com.



Featured Member: Mill Valley Film Festival

by Sakina on October 1, 2014

In its 37th year, the Mill Valley Film Festival runs from October 2 – 12 showcasing over 200 filmmakers representing over 50 countries. Regarded as the filmmakers’ festival, they boast an impressive track record for launching new films and careers of filmmakers as well.

Over 60,000 movie goers visit the festival every year. There are two opening night films this year. The Homesman, a literal anti-western, stars Hillary Swank as a spinster and Jones (who also directed) as a claim jumper escorting three women eastward. Men, Woman and Children follows a group of teenagers and their parents navigating through life.

Donate your time to this festival that Screen International has named one of the Top 10 US film festivals by volunteering! Learn more information here.


Rank Employees with the Account Scoring Tool

by Sakina on September 29, 2014

Ranking systems can be extremely helpful in many types of organizations. Having a way to attach a score to each employee allows you to specifically find the right set of people at the right time. Is there a high profile event coming up where you only need your best people?

Easily see this info in many different places in Shiftboard so it’s always readily available.