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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

Member Spotlight: The Great Escape

The Great Escape, Britain's premiere new music Festival is happening this week. Not only that this year the Festival is celebrating it's 10th year. More than 400 emerging artists and bands from all over the glove are heading to Brighton, UK from May 14-16th. This...

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Nepal Relief Event

Ten Thousand Villages works to make a positive difference in international artisan's every day lives. The Seattle store is taking that mission a step farther. The store will be raising money to aid the victims of the April 25th earthquake in Nepal. On Saturday, May...

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Retailers and Shiftboard

I believe all teenagers should work in fast food. My first job in high school was at Jack in the Box.  You learn a lot about customer service, organization and, most importantly, how to make the best milkshakes of all time. After my stint in the food service industry...

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Member Spotlight: Bentonville Film Festival

The Bentonville Film Festival starts next week! The inaugural BFF will take place from May 5-9. This one-of-a-kind festival champions women and diversity in all aspects of film making. With engaged film industry leadership and major corporate sponsors, the Festival is...

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Features Spotlight

Our Super Duper Mobile Website!

Not to toot our own horn here, but the Shiftboard mobile website is pretty darn spiffy. Have you checked it out yet? If not you absolutely should! Head on over to and login with your account information. Voila! Our updated and super functional mobile...

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Building blocks of Shiftboard

The first definition that comes up for the word solution is “the act of solving a problem, question etc” and the secondary is “the state of being solved.” We believe that at Shiftboard; we also think that a solution is only a solution if it solves your problems. We...

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Feature fun: Updates to Timecard reports

Everyone makes mistakes. People can forget things; even things as important as clocking in. But never fear, Shiftboard has made it possible to run reports on shifts that aren’t associated with a timecard, whether that was intentional or not. Our new and improved...

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Process for Learning/teaching Shiftboard

Whether you are learning or teaching something, anything really, new it can be stressful and hard. And for some reason, teaching a new technology or software can induce a higher than normal level of anxiety in some people. Oh, the terminology! What is the “Cloud”...

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