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The Indispensable Sidekick to Scheduling Automation Scheduling automation has revolutionized the way businesses schedule their hourly workforce....

Infographic: 7 Steps to Successful Staff Shift Schedules

Shiftboard has a new infographic – Seven steps world-class organizations use to cut through the complexity of scheduling large staffs.

Staff Scheduling as a Competitive Advantage

It should come as no surprise that smart staff scheduling can be a competitive advantage. Growing headcount, newly minted laws, time-off request… Everything adds to the complexity. Businesses need help and having the right tools will create opportunities.

Should Your Company Adopt Predictive Scheduling Policies?

One out of every six employees in the U.S. works in a shift-based job with an irregular schedule. Erratic schedules transfer the cost of unforeseen downturns in customer demand from the employer onto personnel. Predictive scheduling preserves the work-life balance and financial stability of employees through fair-minded shift scheduling. Find out why employers, unions and law makers are all getting onboard.

Four Ways to Manage Your Event Staff Using QR Codes

Did you know you can use a QR code at conferences, events and festivals to handle mobile timekeeping, ID verification, & more?

5 Benefits of Using Demand Forecasting to Optimize Staff Schedules

Workplaces can use demand estimates to schedule the perfect number of employees at all times, neither understaffing peak periods nor overstaffing slow ones. Learn all about the five benefits demand forecasting can deliver to your organization.

Scheduling Resources

Shiftboard suggests: Wisconsin Film Festival

Here at Shiftboard we love a good movie. And what is better than one good movie? Many, many good movies. If you also love good movies (the more the better) then check out the 17th Annual Wisconsin Film Festival, which starts on April 9th and goes through the 16th in...

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Top Job Hospitality

"We Hire the Smile!" is not only an adage but words to live by at Top Job Hospitality. They provide professional banquet staff and bartenders to hotels, country clubs, caterers, corporate accounts and private residences. Before using Shiftboard, Top Job relied on...

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Nonprofits and Shiftboard

Nonprofit work is enjoyable, rewarding, frustrating, taxing and, occasionally, draining. How do I know this? Before I joined the Shiftboard team I worked for years in nonprofits. I am very aware of the highs and lows and the pros and cons that are intrinsically part...

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Shiftboard is at SXSW!

It's March! And you know what that means? South By Southwest is here! The largest music festival of its kind in the world starts today and runs till March 22nd. With over 2,200 performers and bands, and 145 different feature films, you won't run out of things to do!...

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Features Spotlight

Feature Friday: Bulk uploading additional data

Continuing on with the theme of mass uploading data, Shiftboard can bulk upload any and all data stored in your site. Locations, Roles, Team Names, Profile Data, and Departments are all examples of the types of information we can mass upload for you on the backend. If...

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Feature Friday: Bulk Email Schedules

You probably already know that when you assign a shift to an employee, an email gets sent immediately informing them of their schedule time. Sometimes, however, you might prefer to schedule a large number of shifts at once. In that case, sending one email for each...

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Shiftboard Notification Preferences

There are a number of different ways to allow notifications from Shiftboard. Want your emails rolled up into daily digests? Not a problem! Prefer not to receive email at all? That's available for you as well! To change any of your preferences, select the MyAccount...

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Feature Friday: Bulk Change Tool

Changing many shifts at a time is extremely easy in Shiftboard using the Bulk Change Tool. To do this, select a shift on the calendar and on the right hand side in the shift details select Change. On the next page, choose the Bulk/Mass Change button at the top. There...

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