TimeForge enables you to set up multiple departments in the TimeForge system to represent the departments in your store. When editing a department, you can select which Payroll ID information for that department, position(s) will be associated with that department, open/close times for that department (if different from the store times), and configuration settings. Configuration settings include options like time punch settings (if different from the store settings). An example of a department for a sporting goods retailer might be “Outerwear”, “Camping supplies”, and “Cash registers”; or “Customer service”, “Stocking and Merchandising”, and “Marketing”.
Here’s how you can add and edit departments to match the needs of your business.
Adding a department.
Click on “Add A New Department”.
Note: If you have multiple locations, you’ll need to add a New Department at the “Corporate” level.
Edit department information.
Choose a name, payroll ID, and whether you want to schedule and track attendance for this department.
Once finished, click the “Positions” tab to continue the department set up.
Choose which positions are in this department.
Check the box next to each position you would like to appear in this department.
Note: Employees must be assigned to a position that is in a department in order to be scheduled for that department.
Once finished, click the “Configuration” tab to continue the department set up.
Configure the department settings.
Here is where you can designate the “Open and Close Times” of the department. These times will take priority over the “Location” open and close times, but it will not overwrite them. They are only related to the department you are currently setting up.
Finish configuring the department.
Many of these options are similar to those found in the location settings, but are specific to the department you are currently configuring. Similar to “Open and Close Times” in the department, these settings will take priority over the location settings. However, they will not overwrite them.
Click “Save” at the bottom of the screen once you’ve finished adding and editing your departments.