Written by Siva

I write & describe the value & benefits delivered by Paperhift's rota planning, staff time tracking, and employee payroll management software. Especially useful for Shift Planners, Rota Managers, Team Admins, and HR Teams :-)

Papershift makes shift planning simple and done within seconds. Do you have to see it to believe it?

Then follow this series of blog, which will focus on showing you the possibilities with Papershift in simple steps.

Let us look at a basic scenario, that you; as a shift planner will be faced with each day. Let us assume you are creating a shift for the ‘Billing’ area in a supermarket and you would require 5 employees to be allocated into the shift. Take a look at how this simple it is via Papershift.

Simple shift planning

(Creating a simple shift/duty roster requirement)

That was done in a jiffy, isn’t it?

Let us look at another requirement. You need to create a recurring shift for ‘Customer service’ team which only needs to be functional between Wednesday and Saturday every week. This again can be done in just 2 additional clicks to your regular shift plan. These can be extended to further settings wherein the interval of weeks can be configured. In cases where such shifts are seasonal and will only recur for a couple of months or weeks, you can configure the end date as well. All this in a simple and intuitive view, giving you full control and access in creating the most flexible shift plan for you and your team.

Recurring shifts

(Creating a recurring shift)

If you would like to talk to us further on any specific requirements here or would like a personalized demo to see it in action from our agents, then leave us a note here. Or if you would like to directly book a time slot with our Account managers, you could look at their calendar slots here and book one – Book with Chris, Book with Tim.

Moving on, let us assume you want to create definite break periods to your shifts. The easiest way is to automate them based on the labour and employee laws by creating an automatic break for shifts based on the number of hours worked. Further, if you would like to add a break yourself to a shift, this is how you do it. Quick and easy.

Break in shifts

(Creating breaks in shifts)

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This last scenario could be useful for more specific communication in a shift. This can be done by means of adding ‘tags’ or ‘notes’. This is useful to pass on important information to employees in the shift and have a clear line of communication. Check out how you can do this in simple steps.

Add tags to shifts

(Adding tags and notes to shifts)

The next series on this series. Read here – ‘Assigning shifts’.