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.


Feature Friday: Custom Shift Time Intervals

by Sakina on September 26, 2014

We get it. Sometimes shifts are outside of the norm. Regular start times on the hour or the half hour just might not work in each situation. Well, we have a solution for that! Introducing custom shift time intervals!

There are a few different options to choose from with this new feature. Choose 1 minute increments or create your own list with the custom minutes feature! You’ll find the change in the “Default Time Format” section on the general settings page.

Creating a custom list of times will show you the exact numbers you requested in the shift drop down.

Need to create an odd shift time? Maybe from 8:03am – 4:22pm? Now you can with Shiftboard’s custom shift time feature!




Featured Member: Milwaukee Film Festival

by Sakina on September 24, 2014

The Milwaukee Film Festival runs from September 25th to October 9th. Currently in the sixth year of the festival, they will be presenting a total of 276 films from 63 countries. Don’t miss the opening night film “1971.” A documentary about 8 anti-Vietnam war activists who break-in to the FBI.

They love their volunteers and this festival could not go on without them! Consider donating your time and earning awesome perks. Find out more information here.


Tracking Financials

by Sakina on September 23, 2014

Shiftboard provides a number of different ways to track financial information for your employees. Using the financial tab, you can specify a start date, whether to use seniority, a specific pay rate and even if someone is exempt from overtime pay.

These settings come in handy when assigning shifts. Need to give everyone with seniority a shift? Easily find a list of senior employees using the “Seniority” preference in the assignment tool.


Attention all BC residents! The Vancouver International Film Festival starts in just a few short days! Get ready for one of the largest film festivals in North America. Located at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver BC, there will be over 300 films shown from September 25th to October 10th.

With so many films over a long period of time, volunteers are extremely important to this event! Donate your time and do some good! Learn more and sign up to volunteer here.


Friday Feature – Event ID

by Gabe on September 19, 2014

Take advantage of our Event ID feature and associate a unique number/letter combination with a shift which can then be used to filter, group, and report on certain types of shifts. Unlike the Client, Department, and Role fields associated with shifts/positions, Event IDs do not need to be managed in a list under General Settings. Instead they can be created by any manager, and hence are a better solution when hundreds or thousands of unique Event IDs are used in an organization.

Many organizations have their own system of alpha-numeric codes to tie together shifts/positions. The most common use case is within event management and hospitality industries, where a certain event may have thousands of shifts across many dates and many teams, but it is important to filter the calendar and reports to see just those positions associated with that unique Event ID. Once an event code is created, the next manager can enter the first few letters or numbers will see the associated Event Codes to choose from.


San Diego Film Festival Plus Ticket Giveaway!

by Sakina on September 17, 2014

The San Digo Film Festival has 5 different missions: 1) producing an annual film festival, 2) developing stimulating film-related events throughout the year, 3) supporting and nurturing student filmmaking programs in local schools, 4)  supporting the development of the local filmmaking industry and, 5) enhancing the economic growth of San Diego through tourism. They accomplish all of this by showing over 100 American and Internation films in the span of 5 days.

This year the opening night film features Reese Witherspoon on a 1,000 mile journey across the Pacific Crest Trail in “Wild.”

Make sure to catch the festival from September 24th – 28th. If you can, volunteer your time! There are opportunities year round in a multitude of positions. Check out more info and register here!

Want to catch a film for free? Just follow @shiftboard on twitter and let us know what film you are most excited to see for a chance to win free tickets!


Feature – Restrict Early Clock-In

by Gabe on September 16, 2014

Do you have many members clocking in from the same computer or kiosk? If so, it may be helpful to allow them to clock in a few minutes early to ensure that everyone is able to clock in on time.

Your members can be allowed to clock in early for their shifts when using the Timeclock. You can also set this option to “Beginning of Shift” so your members may only clock in at the exact starting time or once the shift has begun.


Featured Member: KEXP

by Gabe on September 11, 2014

KEXP is more than a radio station. KEXP is a dynamic arts organization that provides rich music experiences on the air, online, and on the streets. KEXP’s unique services benefit three distinct groups: Music Lovers, Artists, and the Arts Community.

KEXP’s curatorial staff of 40 DJs, who are widely recognized as experts in their field, present the newest emerging popular artists alongside established bands. KEXP’s programming features both variety and specialty shows that brings you the emerging sounds and long-time favorites from the Pacific Northwest, the country, and throughout the world.

Artists championed by KEXP are not typically supported by traditional non-profit arts organizations or commercial media outlets. They are inventive, contemporary musicians creating new work in popular genres that include rock, hip hop, reggae, country, Latin, modern global and more.

Sign up now via Shiftboard to volunteer for KEXP’s Fall Drive, 9/26-10/3! It’s a great way to get more involved with the KEXP Community and support non-profit radio!