TimeForge departments provide larger organizations with the ability to assign groups of employees to individual managers.
Each department can have a number of positions (positions can even overlap departments, if necessary), employees, supervisors, and managers. Employees may belong to more than one department, if necessary.
Examples of departments include:
- A restaurant could have a front of house, back of house, and bar department.
- A grocery store might have many departments, including cashier, meat counter, bakery, and other departments.
- A cinema or movie complex might have departments for the ticket counter, concessions, and floor.
Departments are created at the Corporate Level – all locations (or stores) within a single corporation share departments.
Note: Enabling departments within TimeForge will change the TimeForge interface to accommodate the many new department features. For example, schedule forecasts, sales, and positions are all linked to departments.
Enabling departments inside of TimeForge.
First, you will need to click on “Add A New Department,” and this warning will show up. Click “OK” on the warning box if you are sure that you want to set up departments.
Note: Departments, while powerful, should only be enabled by organizations needing them.
Adding or editing departments.
Each Department can have one, or more, positions assigned to it. Assigning positions will ensure that staff members, supervisors, and managers are not distracted or confused by other departments that are using TimeForge.
Employees can be assigned to Departments
Each staff member can be assigned to one or more departments. Employees cannot belong to a position unless the position is assigned to one of the employee’s departments.
Schedules can be created on a department basis
Each schedule can be assigned to a department, providing very fast reporting and schedule building on a per-department basis.
Additionally, schedule templates and weekly templates are assigned to departments, providing one-click scheduling for each department.