September 11, 2017

Product Updates: Shift History and Skill Association


Another month, another set of great new staff scheduling features coming your way in Humanity!

What’s especially great about these two new features we’re unveiling is that both were created as a result of requests and suggestions that came directly from our fantastic users!

Let’s get right into them.

Shift History

This feature is still in beta mode but we couldn’t wait to give you a peek!

Many of our clients – especially businesses that have multiple schedulers or managers – have asked us if we can allow them to see all of the actions that were taken with each shift since its creation.

Well, now they can!

Simply open any shift in your schedule and select the “Shift History *Beta!” option from the drop-down menu.

To reiterate, we are still polishing up this feature and plan on adding plenty more shift actions to the ones that the feature already supports. However, feel free to check it out and let us know if you have any suggestions on how to make the Shift History feature even better.

Associate Skill with Position

Here’s another incredibly useful feature that many of our users have been asking us to add.

Humanity is all about versatility and quickly providing all the data you need to not only create your work schedules faster but also find and schedule the right people for each shift.

By using this new feature, managers will be able to easily reference and find employees who have a particular skill rather than by their assigned locations or positions.

To set this up, head over to your Staff module and click on Locations & Positions. Click on “Associate Skill,” select the skill you want to associate with the position and then click “Update Position” to confirm the association.

How would you use this feature as a manager? Here’s a practical example:

Say you run a restaurant that is going to be hosting a big charity event at which a majority of the guests are going to be Spanish-speaking.

You’re going to need a few hosts to get everyone in the door and seat them properly. More importantly, you’re going to need hosts who know how to speak Spanish.

When you click on your shift edit window to assign employees to work the shift, you will now be able to filter your list of available employees by skill, see a list of employees who speak Spanish (regardless of their positions) and assign the right people to work the shift.

Let us know what you think!

As always, keep the suggestions and requests for new features and improvements to existing ones coming:

Happy Scheduling!