Quick NimbleSchedule Tips & Tricks
Employee time clock app like NimbleSchedule is the right tool to have if you want to organize your staff members efficiently and cut down expenses significantly. Tracking the productivity of your employees through various reports in NimbleSchedule is a piece of cake, and knowing the exact time when your employees started and ended working can save your company quite a decent amount of money.
As mentioned in one of our previous articles (A Survey on Mobile Scheduling), shift scheduling software like NimbleSchedule can secure the right number of employees doing their job on a daily basis for your company, as well as cut down on no-show cases by enabling your employees to know their shifts and schedule at any time of the day or night.
In this article, we will focus on some handy tips and tricks you might find useful when using NimbleSchedule on a daily basis.
1) Changing the start day of the week
Various companies have various scheduling rules and ways of handling their employee’ schedules. One of the frequent questions coming from our customers is how to change the start day of the weekly schedule in order to accommodate the previous habits your employees or schedulers had.
2) Limiting employee clock in locations to authorized locations only
Although most companies probably want to allow employees to check their schedule from home and exchange messages, or do other stuff through the system, restricting your employees from clocking in from home or other places is actually something that companies usually want to implement. This is where the “Clock Locations” option in NimbleSchedule comes very handy.
Prior to setting these clock locations in the system, make sure you have enabled the “Only allow employees to clock-in from authorized locations” option on the “Time Clocking” page under the “Settings” section.
3) Scheduling 20 employees for the same time and for the full month under 20 seconds
With more work and less time for the scheduling process, managers quite frequently struggle to complete their scheduling assignments on time. Even when the schedule is quite simple, and it repeats more or less, it still takes time for schedulers and managers to write everything down and assign everyone with a proper shift.
Through NimbleSchedule, this process is as simple as ABC, and you can finish scheduling tasks in under 20 seconds.
Once you complete this couple of easy steps, you are ready to hit either the “Save” or “Publish” button. By following this procedure, we just created 400 shifts in less than 20 seconds. What a time saver!
4) Quickly finding scheduled or not scheduled employees, by department or position
We, at NimbleSchedule, realize how time-consuming the scheduling process can be without proper tools and filters for a better team overview. This is why we invested a lot of thoughts and work in developing various filters with which you can see a clear overview of your specific departments and positions and spot in seconds who was left behind unscheduled or who are the ones that are scheduled for the week.
5) Saving only one or two days as a template instead of a whole week
If you manage a large team of employees and have specific days when you wish to repeat the same schedule, reading all the shifts from one day, and then creating the exact replicate on some other date might be extremely time-consuming.
When using the template system we offer, by default, you save a week or a full month of the schedule, but how about one day or 2-3 days only?
We could continue naming all the tiny tips and tricks for the whole day, and each could save you a lot of time, especially if you use NimbleSchedule on a daily basis. But these are just some universal ones that many companies might find very helpful.
We will continue the series of similar articles in the future, presenting some of the time saver techniques of our shift scheduler. Until then, stay Nimble!