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Save time and money with professional trades scheduling

Showcase your team’s skills with easy and free professional trades scheduling. Communicate across teams, track time on the clock, control labor costs, and add tasks so everyone knows what to do.

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Great scheduling solution.

It is very user-friendly, both for management to create and manage the schedule and for the staff to use it. Sling allows us to meet our scheduling requirements with minimal effort, and also makes it very easy for the staff to check their schedules and be notified when changes are made.

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Professional trades employee scheduling

Assemble your crew with just the right amount of hands on deck, no matter your team size or structure. Create your perfect schedule and be done before your next bid meeting. All while minimizing labor costs and complying with your local rest and break laws. Your team views their assigned shifts from anywhere and receives custom notifications to remind them. Plus, post available shifts and allow teammates to swap, freeing you up to focus on customer satisfaction.

Time clock for professional trades

Track team members’ time on the clock down to the minute and sync with your payroll to ensure accurate paychecks and reports, every time. Employees clock in and out of shifts right from their phones, or from a central kiosk. Enable GPS geofencing to verify teammates are on site when they clock in. Optimize your schedule by seeing who shows up on time, late, or no-call no-shows.

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Professional trades employee messaging

Hear more 10-4s and keep your entire team engaged with streamlined communication. Send private and group messages, create custom newsfeed pages, and deliver organization-wide announcements from your desktop or mobile device. With Sling’s communication tools, you stay in control of the message while everyone on your team stays in the loop.

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Labor costs for professional trades

Labor is one of the largest expenses for your trade business. Chip away at your costs of labor by tracking hours worked and setting the most efficient schedules for your crew. Plan ahead of payroll by viewing time on the clock and potential overtime as you schedule. Stay on budget by comparing labor costs to projected and actual revenue to get the most out of your spending.

Professional trades task management

Make sure your jack of all trades knows which one to apply. Keep everyone on task by handing out clear assignments. Add tasks specific to any employee or shift so everyone knows what to do. Create a task from scratch, or use a premade template for recurring tasks. With task assignments, your team is more self-sufficient and gets more done.

Makes scheduling easy

I have almost 100 employees in my department all with different times of when they are available. Certain employees have set schedules so I am able to schedule them indefinitely with the same schedule and do not have to worry about their shifts being scheduled each week.

Spend less time on professional trades scheduling and more time on your customers

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Work across multiple job sites from one place

Manage multiple crews working across job sites from wherever you are—at the office, on site, or on the go. Whether you have one crew in the field or 100, Sling helps you keep track of who is working, where they are and what they’re doing. Get your teams organized and focused with clear scheduling and communication to help you get the job done.

Keep track of credentials with employee documents

Never worry if a license or certification has expired again. Attach important files to teammates’ profiles to see who is certified for what. Keep contracts, records, or anything else that matters to you right next to your team members’ profiles. You even receive alerts when documents are about to expire, so you never have to worry about slipping out of compliance.

Instantly sync employee timesheets to payroll

Avoid payroll and reporting issues before they occur and save time calculating time on the clock. Track the cost of your labor compared to your cash flow. Sync employee timesheets with your preferred payroll software, or export reports for down-to-the-minute accuracy. Sling simplifies your payroll process while improving accuracy for every paycheck.

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Keep your customers—and crew members—top of mind

Union meetings and customer calls are taking up enough of your time. Handle your business and use your time more effectively with Sling’s professional trades scheduling with time management, internal communications and labor cost controls. Whether you’re running a single crew or a regional operation, Sling frees up countless hours each week so you can get back to taking care of your customers.

This is critical for my team

Sling drastically reduced the amount of time I spend scheduling. I post each team member’s weekly schedule and it replicates to future weeks. No more do I need to copy and paste schedules each month. Additionally, I can make updates from anywhere.

Frequently asked questions

Is Sling good for professional trades scheduling?

If you own or manage a business with team members who work in shifts, then Sling was built for you. Sling is particularly useful for professional trades crews with help for scheduling, communicating and managing the labor costs of your workforce.

I have multiple locations, will Sling work for me?

Whether your operation has one, 100, or 1,000 locations, Sling works for you. Filter schedules, communications and reports by locations or regions, and manage your multi-location operation from anywhere. Learn more about multiple locations.

What is professional trades scheduling software?

Professional trades scheduling software is a set of digital tools that simplifies the time-intensive process of creating and managing your team members’ shift schedules. Learn more about Sling’s employee scheduling capabilities.

How does Sling reduce professional trades labor costs?

Labor costs are one of the largest expenses for your business. By measuring the cost of your team’s time on the clock and analyzing it against projected and actual revenue, you see exactly how much help you need to schedule and the cost of that labor.

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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 14-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

Plus many others

Premium

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

$2.001.70

per user per month

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

Business

Recommended

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

$4.003.40

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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