This is where the magic of shift management happens. With two specifically designed views, staff can very quickly get an overview of when they are working in the month, if there are any available shifts to request, and how many other staff are working on that same day.
The second view shows who are working on that day, what times the unassigned shifts are rostered for, and who is away and has been replaced.
This is also the home of the shift designing tools. Allowing timeline supervisors to very quickly create, plan, duplicate and manipulate shifts all in the safety of a contained "edit view" before choosing which shifts should go live for other staff to view and be notified about.
Part of this great looking interface is the powerful backend replacement and assignment automation engine. This helps assist the supervisors manage leave requests by taking on as much of workload as configured. In the extreme case, it can contact staff members via SMS and email and find a replacement, then automatically apply that replacement and notify the supervisor, negating much of the manual work needed when replacing a shift.
The other side of the engine is the assignment automation, this helps supervisors create shifts without assignees and lets staff members vote for the shifts they want to work. The system then analyses all applicants and selects the best staff member based on a host of configuration settings such as who proportionally has the least satisfied weekly target hours, who's pools (skill sets) match best etc.
There are a host of tools that allow a supervisor to design shift layouts very quickly. It takes just seconds to click and drag out a shift, and then just another click to split the shift into two or merge it with an existing shift.
There is a duplicate tool that allows shift patterns to be duplicated over very large date ranges in seconds, and changing a shifts start or end time is as easy as clicking and dragging on the shift's edges.
All settings can be confirmed by clicking on the shift and checking the exact numbers.
There is no faster solution out there for creating shifts so effortlessly.