Staff Events can be set up for a variety of reasons and can also be used to collect optional feedback from staff.
The events are always optional and can be opened to just particular skills and venues within the organisation. You are also able to copy an event once the event has been made.
This will also copy all of the attached questions and details for the event. This is found on the manage Staff Events page.
Each event has the following settings:
Title for the event that will be shown to staff.
Start date and time for the event.
End date and time for the event.
For telling the staff what the event is about.
Specify the number of staff members that can sign up for this event. Set to 0 to allow an unlimited number.
Lock Sign Up
This is the date and time that sign up to the event will be locked. Staff will be told this time so they can sign up before the cut off time. Useful if the event requires organisation once numbers and answers have been received.
These are the roles that the event is open to. You can use the checked and unchecked icons at the top to select all or unselect all options. Only staff with one of the selected roles assigned will be shown the event.
This allows the event to be assigned to just a single venue or to an operations group. Only staff assigned to the venue/venues in the opts group will see the event.
- Approve Each Attendee
This option means that staff apply to attend the event. They can then be reviewed (a notification appears on the dashboard for managers who can set up staff events). Attendance requests can be accepted or rejected.
Allow Staff Member Working Shifts to Attend
This feature allows staff to attend an event even if they are scheduled for a shift at the same time. This is particularly useful for remote events.
This allows you to prepare an event but not have it shown to staff until you activate it.
(Staff can only sign up to an event if they are booked onto a shift at the same time IF you have enabled the option ‘Allow Staff Member Working Shifts to Attend’. Otherwise, StaffSavvy will not allow them to be scheduled for shifts or booked on training at the same time.)
Adding Sign Up Options
Click on the Edit Questions to create and edit questions. Then use the form at the top of the page to add a question. Once the question is in the list below then you can click on the blue form icon to edit the answers for that question.
To add an answer to the question, enter the label shown to staff and a value you want to see in the results (they
can be the same). Then click ‘Add Item’.
At the moment, it is not possible to edit an answer so simply remove it and add a new one to replace it. Use the blue arrows to move the items in the list.
You can also set a default answer if required by using the labelled button.
All of the changes are updated and saved instantly so just close the popup when you are finished.
Viewing the Event Information
You can view a summary of the responses using the view report on the event listing page. This will also provide you with a CSV export of each staff member’s response.
Allow Multiple Shifts at the Same Time in the Same Space
You can also allow for a multiple shifts to take place at the same place in the same space.
To use this you will first need to enable multiple events. To do this first go to Venues > Manage Venues > Edit Venues. Select your chosen venue and then go to the Shift Configuration tab.
Formatting Options for Shift Events
You also have the option here to have multiple events to be set at the same time. You can then also choose which event to assign someone to. To do this you need to choose a link type, this means you can decide whether to have a direct link to shift where each shift is linked directly to an event.
Choose ‘Direct Link’, if you want the shift to be linked directly to an event.
Then to create an event you need to select the venue you are wanting to plan your events for in the top right corner. Then go to Shifts > Shift settings > Additional Shift/Day details. You can then create a new event by adding a title to a specific day. From there you should be able to schedule overlapping events where a staff member’s shift might start during one event and then finish in another.