2 Team Fixed 12 Hour Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a fixed (no rotation) shift pattern that uses 2 teams and two 12-hour shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. One team will be permanently on the day shift and the other will be on the night shift.   Characteristics Plan ID C2TF12-1 Name 2 Team Fixed 12 Plan Applicability 24/7 operations Teams Required 2 Shifts Day (12-hr), Night (12-hr) Repeat Cycle 1 day Rotation Fixed plan, no rotation Average… Read More »2 Team Fixed 12 Hour Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

Offering Flexible Work Schedules

Employers and schedulers have many options when creating employee schedules. A new trend that adds to the long list of options is the flexible work schedule. Many industries do require employees of certain departments to be in the office, but with today’s technologies, working on the go or from home is a viable option. A benefit employers are experiencing from offering a flexible work schedule is a reduction in time… Read More »Offering Flexible Work Schedules

Right to Request Changes in Work Schedule without Fear of Retaliation

Vermont and the cities of Berkeley and San Francisco have taken steps to put into law protection for employees who request changes to their work schedule without fear of retaliation. While each law varies in parameters the intent across the board is to create a process in which employees can request a change to their schedule, and for employers to review and accept or deny the request. Many workers fear… Read More »Right to Request Changes in Work Schedule without Fear of Retaliation

Snap Schedule 365 Developers Sneak In New Features

Well, it looks like we’ve been caught. The development team here at Snap Schedule used to silently and seamlessly sneak updates into the products without anyone noticing or making a fuss.  No more.  The marketing folks are on to us, and suggested that we “announce” changes we make to the software. Sounds like a good idea, so we created this space for announcements like that.  If you’d like to be… Read More »Snap Schedule 365 Developers Sneak In New Features
secure scheduling law approved

Can More Strict Employee Scheduling Laws Be In Your Business’ Future?

Seattle’s proposed “secure scheduling” law is at the forefront of the worker’s rights movement attempting to gain more stable and predictable work schedules for retail and food-service workers. The “secure scheduling” law is among the first of its kind in the United States of America. The Seattle City Council committee held their meeting Monday, September 19 to vote on this new law. The council has voted in favor of the… Read More »Can More Strict Employee Scheduling Laws Be In Your Business’ Future?

About Pre-Designed Schedule Plans

Suppose you were asked to come up with a shift schedule for your business. You have studied your business needs, workload, labor rules, health and safety requirements, and are aware of your employees’ desires and preferences. Ready to tackle the task, you begin to sketch out different shift patterns, draw the X’s and O’s to represent working and non-working days, and juggle the number of employees and shifts to get… Read More »About Pre-Designed Schedule Plans

Test Drive Snap Schedule Premium

Welcome to your test drive of Snap Schedule Premium. In the next few minutes, I’ll show you how to install the software, set up your free trial, and start exploring. If you haven’t already done so, please go to, and click on “Test Drive.” On the sign up form, enter your contact details, choose a “company code” (that is, a name to identify your company), select a username and… Read More »Test Drive Snap Schedule Premium

Maintaining Complete Employee Data

You can use Snap Schedule Premium Employee Scheduling Software to maintain complete information about your employees. If you already maintain employee data elsewhere, you can go to the File section, and import this data from Intuit Quickbooks or MS Excel. If not, just go to the Manage section to define all sorts of Employee Data, including your individual Employees, the Positions they fill, their Skills and certifications, and more. “Positions”… Read More »Maintaining Complete Employee Data

Payroll and Pay Incentives

Use Snap Schedule Premium to plan your payroll and pay incentives, like on-call payments, overtime pay, and more. You can go to the Manage section and click on “Employees,” for a list of your staff. Double-click on an employee to set basic details, including their hourly wage. Then, click on “Settings” and go to the “Default Settings” tab, to define your rules for overtime pay. Snap Schedule Premium handles all… Read More »Payroll and Pay Incentives

Handling Last Minute Schedule Changes

One of the headaches any operations manager faces is dealing with last minute schedule changes. There are a number of reasons for those changes. The most common is when someone calls off at the last minute. You find yourself scrambling to get a replacement out to the site. All too often the only criteria are that it be a warm, living body who will agree to go right out. That… Read More »Handling Last Minute Schedule Changes