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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

Featured Member: Halifax Pop Explosion

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...

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Featured Member: BendFilm Festival

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!...

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Featured Member: Mill Valley Film Festival

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...

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Featured Member: Milwaukee Film Festival

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...

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Features Spotlight

Feature Friday: Custom Shift Time Intervals

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...

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Tracking Financials

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...

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Friday Feature – Event ID

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...

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Feature – Restrict Early Clock-In

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...

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