If your business needs to be staffed 5 days a week, 6 days a week or 7 days a week we can provide shift schedules for you using 8 hour shifts, 10 hour shifts or 12 hour shifts to give you the exact number of people you need at all times.
It doesn't matter if you need 1 shift a day, 2 shifts a day and 3 shifts a day, our scheduling templates cover them all. Using a 1 shift template you can create schedules to cover an 8, 10 or 12 hour period during the day for 5, 6 or 7 days a week to provide staff when you need them.
If your staffing needs vary throughout the day you can use 2 or 3 overlapping shifts to provide more people during certain hours of the day.
And, around-the-clock, 24/7 coverage is easily scheduled using 8 hour shifts, 10 hour shifts or 12 hour shifts.
You can select scheduling templates that provide a different number of people on each shift, and you can easily modify the tables to provide a different number of people each day of the week.
The number of days off each week is usually important to your employees and you may be considering switching to 10 hour shifts to give your employees an extra day off each week.
We have hundreds of 10 hour scheduling templates to provide people for 1, 2 or 3 shifts a day and 5, 6 or 7 days a week, so it doesn't matter how many days a week your business is open, we have your shift scheduling needs covered.
Even though 10 hour shifts are attractive from the days off point of view, they can be inefficient if you are open 24 hours a day. The shift overlap will require you to pay for 30 hours of shift coverage for each 24 hours of coverage received.
The two (or so) hour overlap between shifts may also create problems if each person occupies a desk or work station of some sort with desk-sharing a possible consequence. If you are open 24 hours a day and need extra coverage for a 6 hour period during the day, you can schedule your shift start and stop times to provide extra coverage during those 6 hours of the day.
While 10 hour shifts provide 3 days off a week, 12 hour shifts provide either 3 or 4 days off each week. A common 12 hour work schedule is 4 days on and 4 days off providing 36 hours of work one week and 48 hours the next week for an average of 42 hours a week.
If you want, you can have your people switch from the day shift to the night shift on a regular basis. While this schedule is often used, weekends off are not very frequent. Other templates provide many more weekends off.
Quite often businesses need to add or subtract staff to accommodate a growing or shrinking business and need a scheduling solution to reflect their new staffing levels.
Our scheduling templates can be used to provide any number of people per shift and can quickly and easily accommodate changing staffing levels.
Businesses sometimes decide to change the number of days a week they are open and may need to switch from a 5 day a week schedule to a 6 day a week schedule or to a 7 day a week schedule.
Since our scheduling templates cover all of these situations, you will be able to easily find a new schedule that fits your staffing needs.
If your business is planning to go from 1 shift a day to 2 or 3 shifts a day, you will be able to find several example schedules that reflect your new business plan.
Also, this expansion may provide you with the opportunity to switch from 8 hour shifts to 10 or 12 hour shifts. Once again, our scheduling packages will provide you with lots of good ideas for your new schedules.
The templates are laid out in weekly tables that clearly show days and shifts worked by each person each week. All of the schedules are set up to rotate the days off for each person, and everyone is treated in a fair and impartial manner regarding shifts worked and days off each week.
Usually more than one template can be used to provide the coverage that you need giving you the opportunity to present a number of different scheduling options to your managers and employees for their consideration and approval.
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