Archive for May, 2011

Grouping By Employees

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Yesterday we launched ‘Grouping By Employees’ for scheduling. This feature allows you to create a group picking specific employees that will show up in the scheduling ‘Department’ list. This is useful if you want to schedule all department managers on one screen.

To create an employee group:

1. Go to MANAGE MY BUSINESS and select ‘MANAGE MY EMPLOYEE GROUPS’
Grouping By Employees - Step 1

2. Create the group, giving it a name and select the employees
Grouping By Employees - Step 1

3. Go to the scheduling screen and you will see this group on the scheduling screen
Grouping By Employees - Step 1

Coming soon – Mobile site, enhanced offline mode and grouping by employees

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

We are almost done the mobile site, just some minor tweaks left to enhance the usability. This will allow your employees to log into the site with their smartphone and see their schedule, request absence and send messages.

The enhanced offline mode is in the final testing phase, more details on our overall approach will be posted shortly.

And from one of our clients, the ability to make Employee Groups, just like we have Department Groups. This will allow you to pick the clients you want to see in a single group on the schedule page.

What one Canadian Tire General Manager had to say

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Canadian Tire Dealers Association
TimeWellScheduled saves our store 2 days of work each week on payroll.
John Baxter – General Manager
Canadian Tire Store 425, London, ON

Daily Schedules

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Daily Schedule
We just released our latest feature, the daily schedule. This allows you to see the daily schedule, by department for the whole 24 hours, allowing you to make changes by scrolling the times left and right. Soon to be added is lunch planning.

Sending Messages

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Sending Messages
We had a few requests to enhance sending messages, to uncheck or check all – this was added yesterday to the site.

SSL Certificate Error

Friday, May 6th, 2011

This morning we had a small issue with Firefox and our SSL certificate. We had a new SSL issued to include a new site however when we applied to the existing site, the issue appear. Firefox recognized the SSL was not valid and revoked it. We have since resolved the issue and apologize for any inconveniences.

Night shifts

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Night Shifts
This week we released a new feature to allow shifts to span midnight. Up to now you had to create 2 schedule entries, which caused more work, and employees having to punch in/out.

To start using this, log into the site, go to MANAGE MY BUSINESS->GENERAL SETTINGS and under ‘Scheduling’ you will see

Our business has shifts that start in one day and end the next day:

[ ] No
[ ] Yes, and for payroll:
( ) all hours are added to the day the shift starts (ie. if scheduled Monday from 9PM-3AM, timecard will show 6 hours on Monday)
( ) all hours are added to the day the shift ends (ie. if scheduled Monday from 9PM-3AM, timecard will show 6 hours on Tuesday)
( ) hours are split equally between the two days (ie. if scheduled Monday from 9PM-3AM, timecard will show 3 hours on Monday, 3 hours on Tuesday)

Mobile App for TimeWellScheduled

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

We are in the final stages of releasing the mobile TimeWellScheduled. This will allow employees to check their schedules, messages and requests absences from any smartphone. Watch for it coming this week.