Allow setting a shift as recurring with beginning and end dates
Thank you for your feedback! We are hard at work improving the Shifts app experience including adding recurring shifts. In the meantime, we wanted to share some tips and tricks to help with some pain-points mentioned:
1) Make Edits to Your Schedule (Delete, Undo, Minor Copy Edits): Shifts works similarly to Excel in certain regards, so make sure to highlight shifts with your mouse and utilize keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+Z) to copy, delete, or undo actions. We find it helpful doing this particularly in month view and week view.
2) Copy Button: Use the copy button on the top right to copy any timeframe you need for the entire schedule.
3) Search for Shifts in Creation Phase: When creating a shift, utilize the search command to find shifts that have already been created in the past.
We’ll keep you posted when we have more news!
Dustin Rocksvold commented
Can we move this to the front log please? If people work the same schedules over and over, having to copy and paste them in Shifts is annoying at best.
Dev's really need to get their sh** together and employment this feature, otherwise the shifts management system is useless.
#Plus 1 to that, I'd really like recurring shifts!
can we get an update on where this is in the backlog please? last comment is from March 2019
Leighton Camara commented
This definitely needs to be a high priority otherwise it's horrendous for workforce management - even with small teams! I'm surprised that as a basic workforce management tool it's not already in place...
Norbert Bans commented
When could we finally get this important improovement???
Big Red commented
Any idea if this is going to happen? It is very time consuming to set up schedules without it.
This should be fantastic feature for daily work and even better for contracted work terms
This is really needed. Makes it kindof useless without it. What is the point of a computer if we are doing the mundane part.
Matthew Nixon commented
I can push this to 1000's of employees if you include this function.
Shaohao Lin commented
We need this for our transition for weekly deployment schedule.
This is a major need. Adding this would allow me to push Teams adoption to several larger groups.
Right now I have groups managing huge field teams thru a shared Outlook calendar. They are begging for a more streamlined process but this is holding us back.
In turn that is holding us back from a more robust Teams adoption in general. No one wants to add another app to their daily routine unless it has the functionality they need.
Ross Gailer commented
A definite requirement. Any updates on when this might happen?
This certainly needs to be implemented - it's very tedious having to get staff members copy and paste the same shifts across the year(s)!
Scott Leach commented
Any Update. I would think this would be a no brainer. Please add this as it makes the tool very cumbersome to setup and continue using...
Jeremy Scott commented
so 11 months later and a simple fix hasn't materialised and no update..Maybe we need to look to move a responsive Allow setting a shift as recurring with beginning and end dates that respects its clients.
I can’t believe they shipped a scheduling feature without recurring shifts? What in the world is the point of this without recurring events?
We need an update on this ASAP!
Why is a feature SO fundamental to ANY scheduling tool not only not implemented in its first build but has been 'ON THE BACKLOG' since MARCH with no update in over 7 months!
Some indication as to the flowing would be appreciated:
Is there a likely ETA?
What are your reasons for this 'feature' being 'on the backlog'?
Why are other features being put ahead of this one even though it has substantially more votes?
Please could someone reply and give us an update ASAP please!?
Dion VanAtter commented
I am puzzled why this is the second most requested item and is "ON THE BACKLOG"? I Have a division I want to use this with that has approximately 100+ people, to manually enter all those shifts week after week is a deal breaker. If this works as I want it I could roll this out to the other two divisions for a total of over 400+ people using this system. Please reconsider and move this up to Active and Working On It!!!!!! Please!!! Thank you!
Anand Bharsakal commented
Creating recurring shifts is the most common requirement for any shift management tool. Copy/Pasting shift is cumbersome and unproductive. Please include this feature to make Shifts really usable.