GoAssign is an online scheduling tool that can be used by business owners, coaches, community organizers, and church volunteers. People who need to assign tasks, create company calendars, or schedule events can use GoAssign to make life easier – not just on themselves, but on all the people they work with, as well.
If you’ve been using an Excel spreadsheet – or even worse, a pencil and paper – to create your group schedules in the past, then now is the time to make a change. Sign up for an account with GoAssign, take a look at your schedule for the coming week and start assigning volunteers to cover each shift one by one. When you add an assignment to the schedule, the assignment will show up in yellow to signify that it is still unconfirmed. An email will be sent out to the volunteer or employee who’s been scheduled to work, and he or she can accept or deny the shift. Because assignments are color coded, it’s easy to tell how many shifts have been accepted, denied, or are still unconfirmed with a single glance at the calendar. To avoid conflicts and increase the number of accepted shifts, ask volunteer or employees to use GoAssign’s availability tools and block out any dates when they’ll be away on vacation or otherwise unavailable to work.
Not only does GoAssign make scheduling easier, but it actually makes working easier, too. Rather than having to come in to look at the office calendar – or needing to email a manager at midnight to confirm a start time for the next day – GoAssign lets people sign on from their own computers and check their work schedules at any time. This cuts down on the number of email queries managers receive from employees on a weekly basis, and increases the chances that people will actually show up to work on time.
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