Copy and Paste the Schedule

A common question about Shift Agent is “How do I copy and paste last week’s schedule?”

How Copy and Paste works in typical scheduling

The traditional form of copy and pasting schedules is fundamentally different from how Shift Agent works.  It usually involves copying the people who worked last week at certain times and simply repeating the exact same schedule.

Really fast.
Overlooks changes in availability.
They might have requested off this week.
Might repeat an unnecessary overtime mistake

How Copy and Paste works in Shift Agent

What you “copy” in Shift Agent is the operation without the people in the shifts. Our idea is that if you invest 15 minutes or 30 minutes in making the schedule each week, you will be in the best position. This is because that time is invested in thinking through the aspects of the operation and your team that will provide the greatest number of savings and the best level of flexibility LONG TERM.

Shift Agent considers the person who worked the same shift last week in the suggestion area. You will see an “LW” (Last Week) next to their name. And, if they are the best fit, you will notice them at the top.