Attack Of The Clone Shifts

Imran Chowdhury

Imran Chowdhury

Product Manager

October 05, 2016

Attack Of The Clone Shifts

Imran Chowdhury, Product Manager
October 05, 2016


At Deputy, we’ve discovered that many of you are creating multiple empty and open shifts on a given day. The process is cumbersome when you want to offer 10+ open shifts to your staff in a particular area of work. Hitting PLUS 10 times is not ideal, nor are clunky keyboard shortcuts!

At Deputy, we’ve simplified this tedious task for you. We’re introducing a way to duplicate as many shifts as you need, simply by entering a number.

Today we’re announcing – CLONE SHIFTS.

Simply hit “+” on an area of work and select either empty or open shift. Then, click “Shift Actions” -> “Clone”. This will trigger a dialogue box where you can enter the number of times you want to duplicate that particular shift, and voila! Watch the shifts clone right before your eyes.

Additionally, we’re introducing an easy keyboard shortcut. After you create an empty/open shift in your chosen area of work, simply select that shift and hit “L” on your keyboard. The “Clone Shift” dialogue box will appear for you to key in the number of times you want to duplicate the selected shift.

Clone Shifts in Action:

Clone shifts

How You Can Use This Feature:

Anna is an events co-ordinator for an upcoming music festival. She’s decided that she will need 25 Security staff for this event. Clone shifts now make this task easy.

From the Schedule tab, within the “Security Guard” area she can begin by creating an open shift. She can then select “Clone” within “Shift Actions”.

Anna can simply type 25 and hit “OK”. Voila! She will now have 25 open shifts created in just a few clicks! Once Anna publishes her Schedule, the most eligible security guards will be notified about the available shifts. Anna can continue co-ordinating her event while Deputy takes care of her scheduling.

At Deputy, we love saving you time and your feedback helps us determine where we can minimise your work. We want you to spend more time being productive & doing what you love. Let us know your thoughts!

We also have a detailed how to guide here, if you would like to read more on this feature.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Imran Chowdhury
Imran is a Product Manager at Deputy. He is also known as the Deputy of Special Operations as he leads key internal projects and works closely with the product.
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