Scheduling Software For Fixed Schedules

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

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Save time when creating fixed schedules

Implement fixed scheduling to save time organizing your team. With Sling, you can take advantage of:

  • Schedules that repeat from week to week and month to month

  • Consistent shifts

  • Fewer conflicts because team members work the same time every week

  • Less confusion about who works when

  • Templates that make maintaining fixed scheduling a breeze

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Minimize errors

Use Sling to minimize errors and make your schedule perfect the first time around (and all the times after that).

Automation alerts you to:

  • Double bookings

  • Overtime

  • Requested time off

  • Skill conflicts

  • Labor cost overruns

  • Budget limits

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Plan for the future

Fixed scheduling makes it much easier to plan for the future.

With the consistency that comes from your team working the same days and times every week, you’ll be better able to predict and control KPIs such as:

  • Labor costs

  • Total work hours

  • Employees per shift

  • Overtime

  • Total employees on the payroll

  • Skills needed each shift

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Avoid overtime

Fixed scheduling can help you avoid expensive overtime costs. Sling’s built-in tools notify you when a team member approaches overtime. You can then take steps to eliminate this expensive situation.

Sling’s automation can also help you:

  • Calculate overtime costs as you schedule

  • Keep track of employees who are scheduled to work overtime hours

  • Schedule alternatives if overtime exceeds your labor budget

  • Track all overtime to maintain labor law compliance

Go beyond shift scheduling software

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

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

Shift scheduling is only the start.

Shift scheduling with Sling is free. But that’s only the beginning of what you can accomplish. Sling comes with a 15-day free trial so you can choose the plan that works best for your needs.

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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!


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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

Frequently asked questions

What is fixed scheduling?

Fixed scheduling is a system in which an employee (or an entire team) works set days and set hours for an extended period of time (or permanently).

One of the most common fixed schedules is Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break from noon to 1 p.m.

But that’s not the only option. Your business could also choose, for example:

  • Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The determining factor is that the schedule doesn’t change from one week or month to the next.

Is fixed scheduling right for my business?

Fixed scheduling can provide the stability and consistency your employees need to perform their jobs better. But is it right for your business?

Consider trying a fixed schedule for a few weeks or a month to see how it goes — you can always switch back if things don’t seem to be working as planned.

However long your trial period, be sure to ask your team which schedule they prefer before making a change.

How can I implement fixed scheduling for my team?

Implementing fixed scheduling for your team is not as difficult as it sounds.

First, choose the days and hours that you want your fixed schedule to cover (it may be your normal business hours or it may be a subset of those normal business hours).

Second, determine the number of shifts you’ll need to cover the operating hours. For example, if your business needs 24-hour coverage, you may choose to design a fixed schedule of three eight-hour shifts.

Third, decide how long the fixed schedule will last. Many businesses use a month as the standard, but you may choose to go shorter or longer according to your business needs.

Fourth, schedule the number of employees necessary to work each shift.

Finally, distribute the new fixed schedule to your team.

Why use Sling for fixed scheduling?

Whether you use fixed scheduling in your business, one of the many other types of schedules available, or you switch back and forth, manage and organize them all with the Sling app.

Sling can help you simplify even the most complicated schedule with powerful tools, including:

  • Open shifts that let your employees bid on when they want to work
  • Templates that make arranging complicated shifts a one-and-done endeavor
  • Budget and overtime restrictions that prevent you from exceeding the numbers your business needs to thrive
  • Automated notifications that reveal overlapping shifts and double-bookings in real time
  • Reminders that keep time-off, availability, and shift-trade requests visible while you schedule
  • Integrations that can help you manage all of your work from a single easy-to-use platform
  • Task management that allows you to assign and delegate jobs per shift or employee
  • Built-in time clock that can help team members accurately track employee work time from anywhere
  • Employee document tracking
  • And more

Try Sling for free and get the resources you need to help you create a fixed scheduling program, manage your business better, and track and calculate labor costs.

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