This article is designed for: User Type: Admins or Managers Device: Web Browser
Different Ways to Access the Publish Shift Modal
The first thing to understand is how to access the publish shift modal.
The Publish Shifts modal can be accessed by creating a shift on the roster and clicking Publish Now, or it can be accessed via the Publish Drafts or Publish # Draft Shifts button to the bottom right of the roster as shown below.
The Publish Now button when creating a shift.
The Publish Drafts button on the roster, allows you to publish in bulk. The wording will change slightly to reflect the number of shifts.
Each time you publish shifts, the shifts will be communicated out to the staff based on the selected methods, which will be covered more below. However, it's important to note that if you want to publish more than one shift, it's better to publish them using Publish Drafts on the main roster screen.
Using the Publish Now button is simple and only relates to the shift you are working on. Creating shifts is covered in Creating Shift(s) on your Roster.
The Publish Drafts button will allow you to publish everything visible on the roster screen, with additional choices on the Publish Shifts modal.
If you want to publish one day's shifts, one week or a month's worth of shifts, change your rostering period to the right period before pressing the button.
If you want to publish shifts for one site or one staff, you can filter the roster accordingly. You can even combine the views and roster filters to specify further what you want to publish.
Using the Publish Shifts Modal
Now that you have made your choices above and opened the modal. You can choose how to communicate the roster, which shift types to publish and any comments you want to communicate to all the shifts in this group of published shifts.
As you can see in the above image, you can:
- add a roster comment by typing into the box,
- select how to notify employees, and
- confirm the type of shifts to be published.
Select whether you want to communicate via email, push (smartphone notifications) or SMS.
All are free except SMS, which is charged per SMS sent and charged to your RosterElf account. So, if you are publishing a group of shifts to 10 employees, that would send 10 SMS.
Shift Types to be Published
You can further filter the shifts you want to publish based on the following options:
- Staff Shifts - Any shifts that aren't salary or open shifts,
- Salary Shifts - Shifts that are set in the fixed salary section of a staff card, and
- Open Shifts - Shifts that don't have an assigned staff as explained here.
Once you are ready, you can press Publish, and the selected shifts will now be published and communicated to staff as selected.