This feature allows the scheduler to send notifications to one or more employees for various purposes. It can be located inside of Schedule Xpress, under Schedule Tools.

Team Xpress notification - Employee Scheduling

Functionality

The functionality differs depending on whether shifts have been selected in the schedule. Below are some scenarios when this feature can be used to send a notification to employees.

1. General Notification - No Shifts Selected

If no shifts are selected, the scheduler can send a notification about anything. For example, "Please enter your availability and Time off Requests for next month by end of this week."

Team Xpress Notification Settings

2. Notify About Open Shifts

If Open shifts are selected, the scheduler can choose which group of employees to notify about the Open shifts based on pre-configured business rules. As long as the employee can do at least one of the open shifts, they will be advised about the shifts. The scheduler can add an appropriate message to the notification. For example, “If you are interested in working extra shifts, please let the scheduler know by Friday". The notification will include summary shift information.

Team Xpress Notifications - qualifications

3. Notify About Assigned Shifts

If assigned shifts are selected, the scheduler can send a notification to the assigned employees. For example, “Please report to the south entrance of the building 10 minutes before the shift start time to receive today’s post instructions”. The notification will include summary shift information.

Team Xpress Notifications - text update

What Do Your Employees See?

Any notification sent to employees can be viewed by them in their Team Xpress app under the Notifications area. To view notifications, click on the bell icon at top of the app screen.

This is a great tool to send out notifications quickly to your staff. If they have allowed notifications of their Team Xpress app, they will get the pop-up notification on their phone as well. To learn more about how to ensure they have notifications turned on visit our FAQ on Team Xpress.

For more information on the Notifying employees tool, please Contact Support now!

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