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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

Seattle International Film Festival is almost here! Eek!

Here at Shiftboard we can hardly believe that April is almost over! But we are so excited that the 41st Seattle International Film Festival is less than a month away. We will be in attendance for Opening Night. We can't wait to see "Spy" starring Melissa McCarthy, we...

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Member Spotlight: Old Settler’s Music Festival

  This year's Old Music Festival is going on now until April 19th in Austin, TX. After having its debut season in 1987 the Festival is now known far and wide for its celebration of Americana and roots music. Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch. With a prime...

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Tribeca Film Festival is now!

Live From New York it's Opening Night! The Tribeca Film Festival starts today and runs until April 26th. For their opening night gala, the documentary about "Saturday Night Live" explores the influence this show has had on our culture for the past 40 years. Can't make...

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Ring Ring!

Here at Shiftboard, we use a number of different products to help our operations run smoothly. One of our favorites is RingCentral. We know you love Shiftboard because of our awesome client success and support teams; we are always here to help with any question you...

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Features Spotlight

Feature fun: Categories

We know you have a lot to manage - from people, to teams, to shifts - and we want to help as much as possible. This is why we added the category feature. This feature provides an overarching umbrella structure for reporting purposes. It provides a way to sort and keep...

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Do I have permission? Mother, may I?

One of the best features of Shiftboard is your ability to control who can see, edit or manage information. We know you are collecting important information about your workers/volunteers but that doesn‘t mean everyone needs to access it all. Here is quick guide to who...

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New Feature Alert! Custom Dropdown Fields

Are you excited?! We've made Shiftboard even more customizable! Need some extra dropdown fields when creating shifts? I had a feeling you did. Introducing Custom Dropdown Fields! If you've ever taken a look at the Schedule Application settings in Shiftboard, you would...

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Shiftboard’s Help/FAQ Section

Have you ever checked out the Help/FAQ section of Shiftboard? You will see the link on your dashboard on the right hand side! You can find a large number of different frequently asked questions in this section. If you ever run into a problem or are curious about a...

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