There are many ways that you can build an employee schedule in TimeForge. Whether you want to build shifts yourself, use templates to expedite the scheduling process, have the Autoschdeduler automatically assign shifts for you, or have the ShiftBuilder automatically create employee shifts, TimeForge will save you time and headaches when creating a work schedule.
One unique feature to the already powerful ShiftBuilder is the ability to generate shifts based on manager projections. Doing this is easy and will better control your labor costs by essentially putting your work schedule on a budget.
The first thing you’ll need to do is set up some manager projections. Then, follow these steps to use the ShiftBulder to generate shifts based on those projections.
Navigate to the “Schedules” page.
After you input some manager projections,
- Hover over “Schedules”
- Select “Schedules.”
Create a schedule.
Click the yellow “Add A New Schedule” button at the bottom of the Schedules page.
Enter the schedule information.
The boxes above are mandatory fields.
- Select the day your schedule will start.
- Select the day your schedule will end.
- Choose a title for your schedule (TimeForge will give the schedule a default name based on the start and end days).
- Choose which department is associated with this schedule.
Fill out the remaining boxes as needed. Click the yellow “Add This Schedule” button.
Do not use templates.
Since you will be using the ShiftBuilder, click the blue “Do Not Use Templates for this Schedule” link.
Enter shift information.
Decide whether you would like to build your shift in 15 minute, 30 minute, or 1 hour increments. Also, define the minimum and maximum hours each shift can last.
Apply manager projections to the ShiftBuilder.
Watch as your shifts are built.
Coverage will be automatically decided based on manager projections. Of course, you can edit the numbers as needed.
Click the yellow “Continue” button once you’ve finished.
Your shifts are now built!
You can now assign an employee to each shift or let the AutoScheduler find the best fit.