If your business has multiple physical locations or departments, you might want to build separate schedules. The locations feature allows you make as many separate schedules as you like, and share employees between them.
What is a location?
At the most basic level, a location is a way to group employees into the same schedule. A location might represent a physical place of business, a department, a geographic region, or a schedule you want to manage independently within When I Work. Each location has its own, separate schedule that you can manage from the Scheduler.
|Multiple Schedule Scenario||Separate physical places of business|
|Example||Uptown restaurant and Downtown restaurant|
|Multiple Schedule Scenario||Separate departments/teams|
|Example||Front of House and Back of House teams at a restaurant|
|Multiple Schedule Scenario||Separate geographical regions|
|Example||West Metro and East Metro food trucks|
|Multiple Schedule Scenario||Example|
|Separate physical places of business||Uptown restaurant and Downtown restaurant|
|Separate departments/teams||Front of House and Back of House teams at a restaurant|
|Separate geographical regions||West Metro and East Metro food trucks|
How multiple locations work
When you set up multiple locations, you can easily switch between the schedule for each location on the Scheduler.
- You have the option to share employees, positions, job sites, shift templates, and schedule templates between locations.
- If employees are tagged to multiple locations, you can see all their shifts at the same time to avoid scheduling shifts that conflict.
Setting up multiple locations
After you’ve added locations, tag employees, positions, job sites, and shift templates to the new locations as needed.