Scheduling On-Call Shifts

TimeForge gives employers the ability to quickly and easily create employee schedules. That way, management is spending less time with logistics and more time ensuring customer satisfaction. There are many options that can help management create an effective schedule. These include setting up bid shifts and open shifts, using schedule templates, and creating on-call shifts.

On-call shifts act as a way for management to ensure appropriate coverage and maintain the lowest possible labor cost. Here’s how you can easily create an on-call shift with TimeForge!

Go to the “Schedules” page.

Go to the "Schedules" page.
  • Log in
  • Hover over the “Schedules” tab
  • Click on “Schedules”

Add or edit an employee schedule.

Add or edit an employee schedule.

You can edit an existing schedule by clicking on the schedule’s name. Alternatively, you can select “Add A New Schedule” to create a new employee schedule.

Select the “Weekly View.”

Select the "Weekly View."

You can create and edit your schedule from either the monthly, weekly, or daily views. However to create a bid shift, you must go to the “Weekly View.”

Add an on-call shift.

Add an on-call shift.

Select “Add Shift” next to the appropriate employee to create an on-call shift.

Designate the shift as on-call.

Designate the shift as on-call.

In the “Weekly View,” clicking “Add Shift” will show the above window.

You can create your schedule just as you normally would. The only difference is the option highlighted in red above. If this option is set to “Yes,” the shift will be on the schedule as on-call, and it will show act as reserve shift in case you need extra help.

When you’re finished making the schedule, click “Save.”

The employee’s view.

The employee's view.

If an employee has been scheduled for an on-call shift, the word “Extra” will appear in parentheses on their schedule. Then, you can always message the employee if their shift is no longer needed.

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