Employee availability

Staff members can easily request time off through Planday. Once you approve a holiday request, the system won’t allow you to schedule an employee who will be away.

Employees can also say which days and shifts they’re available to work regularly, so you don’t have to waste time editing the schedule over and over again.

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Your business might have policies about overtime or how much time workers need between shifts. On our platform, you can set up compliance warnings, so the system automatically warns you when you’ve scheduled an employee for too many hours or for shifts that are too close together.

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Employee groups and departments

If you have multiple locations or separate sections of your business (like front and back of house), you can use departments to create independent schedules.

If your business relies on specialised employees, you can assign employees a skill. Then, only employees with those skills can claim a skill-specific shift. For instance, only employees you qualify as yoga instructors can claim yoga instructor shifts.

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