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April Showers Bring May Features

It’s been a bit of a soggy month here in Seattle, and while the persistent rain has kept the mossy-eared Snap Schedule development team inside, it certainly has produced some nice product enhancements.  We hope you’ll enjoy these new features! Employee Notification The most significant change to Snap Schedule 365 is the new Employee Notification engine.  It is now possible to notify employees that their work schedule has changed.  When a scheduler… Read More »April Showers Bring May Features

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

IMPORTANT: The information in the following screenshots contains 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: Schedulers enter user names 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

March Maintenance Update

The development team at Snap Schedule released a maintenance update to Snap Schedule 365 last night that included fixes to the following issues: Contact Information was missing from Employee property pages when invoked from within a report.  While no data was ever lost in this scenario, the contact information was not being displayed if the user clicked on a hyperlink from within a report. Shift assignment end time was miscalculated… Read More »March Maintenance Update

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

A Couple of Snap Schedule 365 New Features for March

In like a lamb…  The development team at Snap Schedule added a couple of new features to Snap Schedule 365 last night.  They may not roar like a lion, but they were requested by customers, and we thought many people might find them useful. Convert Shift Assignments to Open Shifts When an employee calls in sick or has to cancel out of a shift assignment with little notice, one of the ways… Read More »A Couple of Snap Schedule 365 New Features for March

Snap Schedule 365 Minor Update

Last night, the development team pushed out a minor update to Snap Schedule 365.  There were a few small issues that we wanted to address quickly.  All were simple UI glitches that were resolved in the update.  Chances are, very few users were impacted, but we wanted to clean things up as best we can.  The issues that were fixed include: Time Off Requests for partial days were not registering the intended… Read More »Snap Schedule 365 Minor Update

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

California Security Guard Services Need To Re-Examine Rest-Break Policies and Practices

With the recent ruling from California’s Supreme Court, employers can no longer require employees to be available or on-call during rest periods and breaks. The case brought to the California Supreme Court was in respect to ABM Security Services Inc.’s policy which required their team of security guards to have their communication devices, such as radios and pagers, turned on and respond to the needs of clients if necessary during… Read More »California Security Guard Services Need To Re-Examine Rest-Break Policies and Practices

Questions Employers Seek Answers to When Hiring Seasonal Employees

For many retail stores, restaurants, shops, and other consumer-centric businesses the holiday season means an increase in customers frequenting stores, increases in purchases, and hence forth the need to increase or augment staff to deal with the influx of business. Holiday shopping, celebrations, and other events usually draw out larger numbers of customers. Business owners, managers, and directors know that in order to meet the spike in demand they need… Read More »Questions Employers Seek Answers to When Hiring Seasonal Employees

Do You Need to Make Changes To Your Company Overtime Structure?

Many companies and organizations were planning for changes or had already begun to make changes to their workforce management systems and accounts to comply with the Obama Administration’s overtime pay rule, which was supposed to go into effect on December 1st. Now companies are left to either hurry and revert all the work they’ve already completed, or accept the changes they already made to their workforce infrastructure, and continue as… Read More »Do You Need to Make Changes To Your Company Overtime Structure?