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Browning-Ferris Joint Employer Status Case Update

The public at large is still waiting for a decision from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on whether the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling in 2015, which changed the definition of joint employer, will be upheld. On March 9, 2017, Browning Ferris Industries (BFI), the NLRB, and the Union presented oral arguments to the D.C. Circuit Court. The circuit judges involved include Patricia Millet, Raymond Randolph, and Robert… Read More »Browning-Ferris Joint Employer Status Case Update

Schedule Views — Minimum Row Height and Cell Padding

In a recent update to Snap Schedule 365, we made an improvement to the Task View by Employee that reduced the size of task assignments by 10 pixels (5 pixels of padding on both the top and bottom).  We did this to allow the underlying shift assignment to be visible even when the task assignments cover the entire shift.  An example of that extra padding is shown below. We’ve heard… Read More »Schedule Views — Minimum Row Height and Cell Padding

New Skills in Snap Schedule 365

Employees in Snap Schedule 365 have always enjoyed the concept of skills held.  Each skill can be set with an expiration date and a warning period, and if the employee’s skill has expired (or is about to expire), a flag is displayed on the schedule bringing that to your attention.  Skills have also come into play in the Skills Requirements section of the Shift View.  In that view, the number… Read More »New Skills in Snap Schedule 365

A New Task View to Combat June Gloom

The calendar says that Summer starts tomorrow, but here in Seattle, at least, one would never know it by looking outside. The pewter skies and cool temperatures belie the fact of tomorrow’s summer solstice. Rather than lament the bleak vista, the Snap Schedule 365 development team decided to create a whole new view as we look forward to the lazy days of summer. Task View by Task The new view… Read More »A New Task View to Combat June Gloom

Using Custom Fields With Your Data

Snap Schedule 365 gives you the ability to define all sorts of schedule-related data, but there are still instances when you need to input scheduling data that Snap Schedule 365 does not directly support. To capture this requirement, Snap Schedule 365 lets you define new fields for your schedule data. Up to ten text fields, five date fields, five numeric fields, and five checkboxes can be defined for each schedule… Read More »Using Custom Fields With Your Data

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

Useful Employee Updates

Snap Schedule 365 enjoyed yet another update this week with the following enhancements geared toward employee remote access. Forgot My Password Employees will now see a link on the login screen that allows them to reset their password without involving a scheduler.  Clicking on the link will cause an email to be sent to the employee with instructions on how to reset their password. Clamp Early Punch In or Late… Read More »Useful Employee Updates

Granularity of Scheduler Notifications and New Reports

The Snap Schedule 365 development team is continually at work to improve the products you use every day as part of your operational activities.  We just released an update to Snap Schedule 365 that provides a couple of helpful items, and we wanted to share the news with you. Scheduler Notifications A recent update to Snap Schedule 365 added a new feature called Scheduler Notifications.  This allowed for schedulers to… Read More »Granularity of Scheduler Notifications and New Reports

New Sort Options for Snap Schedule 365

The Snap Schedule 365 development team added some new sort options to all of the schedule views.  You can now specify the sort order of both the rows and the data within the cells.  This provides you with much greater flexibility as to how you view your schedule data. Additionally, we’ve added a bunch of new fields to the sort options, and each view displays its own sort screen containing the… Read More »New Sort Options for Snap Schedule 365

Using Active Directory Federation Services for Single Sign On with Snap Schedule 365 ERA

IMPORTANT: All information in the following screenshots contain sample data that should be replaced with information specific to your ADFS configuration. Example server: Windows Server 2012 R2 w/ ADFS 3.0 @ adfs.ad.snapschedule.com How it works: Employees use employee codes and passwords to log in to Snap Schedule 365. However, your company policies may require these users to log in from your organization instead of directly into Snap Schedule 365. Therefore, you… Read More »Using Active Directory Federation Services for Single Sign On with Snap Schedule 365 ERA