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!
The biggest issue is the breaks won't copy across! this means Each. And. Every. Entry. has to be edited... not cool MS
Robert Foster commented
FYI, there is a copy schedule button at the top right of the screen that you can use until they implement this feature...
Amy Verkruissen commented
Any updates on the status of this feature?
How is this on the backlog list? This should be A MUST feature
Adam Hu commented
Please make this happen, this shouldn't be on the backlog but front burner, thanks
Michael Magnelli commented
As we get ready to migrate from StaffHub to Teams the StaffHub Copy Shift Function needs to be part of Shifts in Teams to same time with copying and pasting from one week to another. Please put higher on the list to add this capability sooner than later.
Chris Fagerstrom commented
Can we move this to the front burner now please?
Mark Miller commented
Hi Alex - any update on the recurring feature being added? It seems like a fairly simple addition, just replicating how recurring meetings are set up in Outlook.
Scott Leach commented
My team has schedules that rotate every 3 weeks (3 employees). i need to be able to schedule recurring weeks (W-TH) that they are the assigned resource.
and additional thing i would like is that when i create a task with a due date that it gets auto assigned based on the shift schedule.
If i had known this, then i would not have purchased this, feeling ripped off now.
Travis Beazley-Tran commented
We cant use shifts without this simple tick box feature. We are not going to enter the same shifts over and over.
ANy word on when this might be ready to go? Really, really want to deploy Shifts, but with a lot of employee's, it would be painful to schedule every day individually for every user.
This is a critical feature for the uptake of Shifts for my team. We have staff who work from home on certain days so adding in once and having it recur on that day is so much more efficient than having to add the same thing in every week. Definitely keen to see this implemented.
Larry Q commented
Definitely a required feature. Copy and pasting shifts is nice but when dealing with large #'s of employees, recurring shifts would be a big time saver.
Melissa Brenneman commented
I am finding the ability to copy a certain number of days to fill in other days meets my need for recurring shifts. I wonder if everyone has noticed that you can do that, since the Shifts help is so scant. Even the Lynda.com video didn't mention that you can do that.
Patrick O'Regan commented
I want to extend teams to my front line workers but without the option to set up recurring shifts this is not happening. Please get this sorted as soon as possible.
YES!!!! I want this please.
Alex (Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams) responded · Mar 14, 2019
Recurring shifts is on the backlog. Thanks!
So what is that actually meaning? Next release within a month?
Joshua Henderson commented
Several departments in our organization would buy in to this if it had recurring shifts
Glad to hear it is on the backlog! Recurring shifts would make it so we would actually use Shifts. Without that, we have no use for it. Our schedules are the same 99% of the time.