How do I set a staff member’s default location?

You will want to set a staff member’s default location if that employee works at multiple locations, but a specific location is that employee’s “home” location or that employee works at one location more than the other.  A default location specifies which location should be given preferential treatment when AutoScheduling, and which location is used when that staff member logs in (if they are a manager).

For example, Joe is an employee at the Big Blue Coffee Retailer. Sometimes, when he has extra time, he picks up shifts at the Little Red café, so he is an employee there too. If the Little Red café and the Big Blue Coffee Retailer both choose to AutoSchedule a shift, there’s no assurance that Joe will be chosen for the Big Blue Coffee Retailer over the Little Red café – he could end up having more hours away from his home location. By setting Joe’s default location to the Big Blue Coffee Retailer, you can make sure Joe is scheduled there first, and at the Little Red café second.

Below are instructions for setting a staff member’s default location.

Location Settings


Go to the location where the employee is currently working. Select this location from the drop down menu at the top right corner of your screen.

Go to the Employees list


Navigate to the Employees tab and click on Employees.

Select an Employee


Choose an employee and click on the blue Edit button.



On this employee’s Employee Information page, click on the Locations tab.

Select a Location


To set this employee to a new default location, click on the drop down box and choose which location. Remember to save!

How do I organize locations?

TimeForge enables you to set up multiple locations in the TimeForge system to represent the physical locations of your stores. If you run a corporation or a company with multiple businesses, each business having multiple locations, this can get complicated. Organizing the levels of hierarchy in your operation will help make things run smoothly. For example, your company is Joe’s Confections. Joe’s Confections owns Joe’s Bakery and Joe’s Candy. There are two Joe’s Candy stores. The hierarchy would be (top to bottom): Confections at the top, then Bakery and Candy Store in the middle, then Bakery, Candy store #1 and Candy store #2 at the bottom.

Corporation Settings


Go to Corporation Settings.

Go to the Locations list


Navigate to the Locations tab, then click on Company Hierarchy.

Add a new Level


On the Company Hierarchy page click on the Add a new Level to the Company Hierarchy button.

Add Hierarchy


To add a hierarchy, click on the New button at the bottom of the page and begin editing. You can add as many levels of hierarchy as apply to your business/corporation.

How do I import an employee over to a new location?

TimeForge offers the ability to set up multiple locations to manager your labor. Employees can work at one location exclusively or at multiple locations, according to your settings. You may want to import an employee over to a new location if that employee is being transferred, or needs to work at a new location.

Location Settings


Click on the Set Up tab, then select Locations. Make sure that the information for the location to which you are importing an employee is accurate.

Go to Employees


Navigate to the Employees tab, then click on Employees.

Select an Employee to Import


On the Employees page, click on the blue Bring Over an Employee from Another Location tab. Type the name of the employee into the Employee Name field, then click Add to this location. You can also add all employees to a location.

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