Setting up Bid Shifts for automatic approval

Bid Shifts are a way to allow employees to build their own schedules, saving you the hassle of needing to assign staff members to every shift. You can simply set a bid shift for a specific time and date and let your employees build part of their own schedule.

For example, a bid shift can be picked up by several qualified employees — providing management with a choice of multiple employees who want to work that shift. Bid shifts are then approved by management, and employees can choose to be notified, or not, about the approval (or denial) of the shift.

Alternatively, bid shifts can be set up be approved automatically. This is a great feature if you don’t need to be directly involved with the decision of who wins a bid. With automatic approval, the first person to make a bid is always the winner.

Go to the "Settings" page under the Set Up tab

Go to the "Settings" page.

Scroll down to the "Bid Shift" options

This option to automatically approve bid shifts is located near the bottom of the page.

Scroll down to the "Bid Shift" options.

Select Yes to allow first bid to win the shift without manager approval

Set "Bid Shift" option.

Note: Bid Shifts can be seen by all employees on the Shift Swap page.

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