Work schedule templates for busy managers

Easily create and manage employee schedules to help your team — and your business — thrive.

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Thousands of businesses like yours use Sling to handle their employee scheduling.

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Templates at the touch of a button

Create your own employee schedule template with the touch of a button.

  • Templates for all of your work schedule needs

  • Drag and drop your staff’s information directly into the template

  • Go right from template to publishable schedule

  • Integrates seamlessly with all Sling features

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Automatically populate important information

Sling’s work schedule templates automatically populate with your business and employee information.

  • Customized to meet your business needs

  • Business info, date range, and days of the week included on every template

  • Enter your employees and their positions one time and Sling takes care of the rest

  • Add or subtract team members, dates, and other variables with just a few clicks

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Formatted for streamlined communication

Sling’s templates have been formatted and optimized to make team communication easy.

  • Take advantage of advanced color coding features

  • Keep important information in the same place for all of your schedules

  • Familiar and easy-to-read calendar view

  • See Monday through Sunday on a single page

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Recurring shifts

Don’t reinvent the wheel every time you want to make a new work schedule template. With Sling, you can easily set up recurring shifts so they appear on all subsequent templates you create.

  • Build employee schedule templates around your best team members

  • Factor employee strengths into your work schedule

  • Create the perfect final schedule in less time

  • Incorporate work preferences and time-off requests automatically

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Integrate with other software

Connect Sling with other common tools you already use for a more complete way of running your business

  • Toast

  • Gusto

  • Shopify

  • Square

  • And more

Fantastic scheduling software!

Easy to create shifts, user friendly and great to message employees individually or by group.

Build smarter schedules

Save time

Save valuable time so you can focus on other aspects of your business, like improving how your team works and growing your customer base.

Reduce absenteeism and tardiness

Improve accuracy

Sling keeps track of time off, hours worked, and other variables and then alerts you to make a change if there’s a problem.

Eliminate time theft

Simplify access

Sling’s modern, cloud-based software makes it easy to access your work schedule template — and all of your important data — anywhere, anytime.

Go beyond scheduling software

Everything you need to manage employees and keep them coming back, all in one platform.

Frequently asked questions

Can I customize the work schedule template?

Absolutely! Sling gives you the ability to change all manner of variables within your employee schedule template so the final version satisfies all your business and team needs.

Don’t settle for a work schedule template that’s just adequate. Use Sling to customize your template so it’s the perfect addition to your workflow.

Does Sling integrate with any other programs?

Sling integrates with a host of business management tools you may already use, including Toast, ADP, Square, Gusto, Shopify, Harbortouch, Restaurant Manager, and POSiTouch.

This makes it easy to incorporate Sling’s workforce management and optimization features into your existing workflow — without causing conflicts in your current software.

How can I use Sling and Toast together?

Once set up and adjusted to your specific needs, the Sling/Toast integration allows you to sync employee data between the two programs so you can compare Toast point-of-sale data to your Sling labor costs and export Sling’s employee timesheets directly to Toast Payroll.

For more details on the Sling + Toast integration, check out this helpful article from the Sling website.

Does the template integrate with other Sling tools?

Yes! Every schedule template you create can work with all of the other Sling tools, including:

Advanced scheduling
Labor costs
Time clock
Task management

There’s no need to try and cobble together separate apps that may or may not mesh well just to get the features you need. With Sling, everything works.

Will Sling warn me if I double-book a team member?

Sling keeps track of time off, hours worked, and other variables in real time. That means if you double-book a team member (or create any other conflict), the software will notify you immediately so that you can resolve the issue.

How do I create employee schedule templates with Sling?

With Sling, creating reusable employee schedule templates is quick and easy. Just follow the instructions in our support articles for schedule templates and shift templates.

Plus, our customer support team is just a click away during operating hours and can be reached at

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Key features

  • Shift scheduling

    Organize and manage employee work schedules

  • Time-off requests

    Approve or deny employee requests for time off

  • Available shifts

    Easily see which shifts still need to be filled

  • News sharing

    Share news with your team through targeted pages

  • Long-term scheduling

    Build employee schedules months in advance

  • Private messaging

    Communicate with employees one-on-one

Plus many others


Take it to the next level by adding tools for tracking time and optimizing labor costs.


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Key features

  • Mobile time tracking

    Accurately clock in and out of shifts from a moble device

  • Labor cost management

    Keep track of your labor costs and compare against sales

  • Overtime tracking

    Track, analyze and prevent excessive overtime

  • Private and group messaging

    Communicate with employees in private or group conversations

  • Calendar synchronization

    Keep track of your scheduled shifts on any calendar app

Plus everything in Free



Understand your labor data, pull reports for payroll, and run your business efficiently!


per user per month

Key features

  • Kiosk time tracking

    Use a shared device for employees to clock in and out

  • Reports

    View reports of total hours worked and wages earned

  • No-shows

    Track and manage shifts employees miss

  • Sick call-outs

    Track and manage employee sick call-outs

  • PTO management

    Approve and track paid time off requests

Plus everything in Premium

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