Scheduling Software For Part-Time Schedules

With the Sling app, streamline workforce management and create perfect schedules for every shift, every time.

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

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Minimize part-time scheduling errors

Because you’ll need more employees to cover all shifts, part-time scheduling can quickly get complicated and errors can start to appear. Sling can help you minimize those errors with automation that alerts you to:

  • Double bookings

  • Skill conflicts

  • Labor cost overruns

  • Overtime

  • Budget limits

  • Requested time off

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Maximize employee access

Implementing part-time scheduling doesn’t mean your team members have to go without the tools they need to be productive. With Sling, both full- and part-time employees have access to the same software that allows them to:

  • Check task lists anywhere, anytime

  • Find substitutes

  • Communicate with fellow team members

  • Organize shift trades on their own

  • Read documents pertinent to their job

  • Reference the shift schedule from any device

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Maintain transparency

Keeping full- and part-time employees in the loop doesn’t have to be complicated. Create a single communication channel for your entire team to maintain transparency throughout your business.

  • Communicate with your whole team, a subset of that team, or just one person

  • Give your employees access to that same powerful communication

  • Monitor time-off requests

  • Enable self-scheduling

  • Track work hours right in the app

  • Streamline the way your team finds substitutes

Part-time scheduling made easy

Build smarter schedules

Build smarter schedules

Your optimal shift schedule is waiting. See who’s available, who has worked recently, and who is needed when and where.

Eliminate time theft

Manage time-off requests

View your entire shift schedule and employees’ availability to better handle time off requests, all in one place.

Reduce absenteeism and tardiness

Reduce no-shows and tardies

Automatically remind employees of upcoming shifts to increase on-time arrivals and productivity.

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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Unlock your team’s potential with easy-to-use scheduling and communication features.


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 are part-time hours?

Part-time hours vary from business to business, but all are based on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which sets limits on how many hours employees can work in a single week before the business has to pay overtime.

Forty hours per week is considered full time by many businesses, though some have adopted lower numbers and specific definitions vary.

Based on the way your business defines full-time, a part-time work schedule is one in which team members work less than that number.

Part-time scheduling usually hovers around 20 hours per week but can extend up to 30 hours, 35 hours, or even 39 hours.

What are the benefits of part-time scheduling?

Part-time scheduling comes with many benefits, including:

  • Lower costs: Part-time employees are often less expensive for the business than their full-time counterparts.
  • Diversity: Part-time scheduling gives your business more of an opportunity to assemble a diverse team.
  • Flexibility: Part-time scheduling may make it easier for your business to respond quickly to changes in workload.
  • Recruitment and retention: Part-time scheduling is often more family-friendly because it demands less time on the job. This may be viewed as a benefit by many employees and can increase your recruitment and retention.

What’s the best way to incorporate part-time scheduling?

Many businesses find success with a mix of part-time scheduling and full-time scheduling, where full-time employees take on the bulk of the workload and part-time employees serve in a support capacity.

Other businesses thrive with only part-time employees who work a mix of hours to cover all shifts.

At the most basic, it depends on what works best for your company, so take the time to examine how your business runs and how part-time scheduling would best fit into your system.

Why use Sling to organize full-time and part-time scheduling?

Sling is a full-featured workforce management app that can help you start and finish any combination of part-time scheduling and full-time scheduling in minutes rather than hours.

With Sling’s powerful suite of tools, you can:

  • Manage time off
  • Coordinate availability
  • Control hours worked
  • Organize shift trade requests
  • Stay on (or under) budget
  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Minimize late arrivals
  • Allow your employees to sign up for available shifts
  • Consolidate and streamline internal communication
  • Control labor costs
  • Simplify time tracking and payroll
  • And much, much more…

Right now, you can get started with the essentials to help you organize and optimize your team and handle internal communication with just one click.

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