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Employee schedules online

by jknight37x / December 22, 2012 2:47 AM PST

I am trying to find a more efficient way to distribute crew schedules, and after spending the last two hours trying to find an answer online I thought I would try asking here. I want to find an app or website to post my crews schedules on. I work in fast food with ~20 employees and we get a lot of call offs or people not knowing when they work, we post a paper copy of the schedule in the store but apparently it is not enough. Could anyone give some insight for either a good free program or website to use or direct me somewhere that has the information? I do not know enough about web design to do it myself in a secure fashion. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Why not use email to send it to them?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 22, 2012 2:50 AM PST

That would be a first step while you think about a website.


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good idea
by jknight37x / December 23, 2012 7:25 AM PST

That is a good idea for some reason that did not occur to me. A website might actually be the most efficient solution and is something I should look into, I can build simple websites but I do not want my employees schedules to be publicly viewable an issue that is currently beyond my capability's.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2012 2:33 AM PST

I've been asked about such apps and sites before but the client turns out to want it for free so we say our thank you's and head out to the next meeting.

If this would be free we would have to add advertising and maybe more.

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I apologize you are correct
by jknight37x / December 23, 2012 7:23 AM PST

I made the initial post a little too sleep deprived to be of much use, for that I am sorry most programs of value would not be free and I should not expect such. What I want is a simple solution to just share a schedule, we already have a program to make it, but the problem is we are corporate so i need to prototype the idea first and then attempt to get it approved. Preferably something with a trial, a one time fee or a small monthly fee because any actual costs would be out of my pocket at least initially. Do you have a program as such or know of one you could refer me too?

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by BrianMitchell1 / February 4, 2013 11:37 AM PST

If you dont know about this you must take help from any professional because you can't do experiments on your official web page.

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Employee Scheduling
by JCater / April 8, 2014 6:38 AM PDT

I don't know if this helps, I run a small catering company and we schedule our employees through schedulehead. It shows shifts to workers to sign up for. After they sign up it keeps a list of all the shifts they have signed up for. It also allows for bailouts on events.

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