Scheduling the Easier Way?
November 19, 2012 10:57 PM Subscribe
Does-this-exist-filter: easy-to-use employee scheduler for Mac (OS 10.7.4), does not have high ongoing cost?
posted by charmedimsure to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Looking for a schedule program that would be helpful in working out a calendar for a small group (~10) of workers with irregular leave requests and availability.
Ideally you'd be able to enter parameters for each worker (can't work X day this month, needs Y shifts/month etc.) and generally for everyone (can't work a night shift and then a day shift without turnaround time etc.) and...some program?...would figure out a decent schedule that wouldn't need hours and hours of hand-tweaking.
Super-bonus points for some kind of rules that would allow you to evenly distribute shifts designated as undesirable, allow for some individual preference in the end result (person A wants his shifts in one giant block, person B wants no more than 3 in a row), etc. but that seems...unlikely.
Is this a pipe dream? This has all been done by hand at this location for the last zillion years, but I wonder if there is a better way.