Filling available shifts is one of MakeShift’s core and most valuable features. It helps ensure there are no holes in your schedule and that employees willing and able to pick up shifts get them. It’s also a good way to keep overtime pay under control and make sure you have your best people working.
Available shifts can be created by the shift scheduler from inside the department calendar. Once you’ve entered the necessary information—date, start time, notes, etc.—you can notify either all or select employees about the shift. The employees can then request it directly from the MakeShift app on their phones.
All requests for the shift are collected and, at any time, you can assign it to an employee. The schedule is immediately updated and employees are notified of whether they did or didn’t get the new shift.