Available Shifts displays a list of shifts that you are able to take due to your role and skill set. This list displays
- The date of the shift
- Any tasks that are set to be completed
- Start and end times
- The role
- Who is requesting cover (or whether it is an extra shift available)
- The venue (if you happen to work at multiple venues)
- Whether the shift clashes with your requested holiday or nights/hours off
Extra Shifts vs Offered Shifts
Extra shifts are first come, first serve. You can put restrictions on how many extra shifts staff can take but there is no manual control over who takes each shift as long as they can work at that venue and have the right roles assigned. They must also meet all of their contract requirements/limits.
To take or accept a shift, click the “Take” button in the final column. This will now be added to your main shift list.
Offered shifts allows staff to show interest in the shift and then managers assign the shift to one of those staff members.
To offer to work, click the Offer button and confirm you are happy to work that shift if chosen.
Staff can only take/offer to work a shift if is for a skill that they have assigned to them and it does not break any of the rules setup for taking shifts or on their assigned contract. For example, they can’t take a shift if they are already working or if it will breach their working hours limits etc.