Shift Scheduling Software

Streamline your workforce management and create perfect schedules for every shift, every time with the Sling employee scheduling app.

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

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Minimize shift scheduling errors

Don’t settle for a less-than-perfect schedule. Minimize shift scheduling errors — or eliminate them altogether — with automation that alerts you to:

  • Double bookings

  • Overtime

  • Requested time off

  • Skill conflicts

  • Labor cost overruns

  • Budget limits

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Improve employee productivity

Access to the best tools can make or break your employees’ productivity. With the right shift scheduling software in place, your team will be able to:

  • Find substitutes

  • Organize shift trades on their own

  • Check task lists anywhere, anytime

  • Communicate with fellow team members

  • Reference the shift schedule from any device

  • Read documents pertinent to their job

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Maintain compliance

An effective shift scheduling process that incorporates the right software into the mix can help you abide by local, state, and federal compliance issues, including:

  • Taxes

  • Training

  • Necessary certifications

  • Labor standards

  • Family and sick leave requirements

  • Mandatory breaks

  • Union issues

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Maximize transparency

Limit disparate communication to one work channel to maximize transparency throughout your business.

  • Monitor time-off requests

  • Allow your team to self-schedule

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

  • Give your employees access to that same powerful communication

  • Track time with a built-in time clock

Take control of your shift scheduling

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 Is Shift Scheduling Software?

Shift scheduling is the act of organizing your team so that all of your employees know when they work and the responsibilities they need to focus on while on the job.

Shift scheduling software is a suite of tools that can help make that job easier. These tools can even help you:

  • Keep track of employee vacation time
  • Incorporate labor cost and budget restrictions into the planning process
  • Minimize overtime
  • Track holiday PTO
  • Manage shift overlap
  • Find time for on-the-job training
  • Avoid overstaffing and understaffing
  • Get control of turnover rates
  • Take advantage of automation at all stages of the process

With these and other features, you’ll be better positioned to create schedules that will keep operations running at an ideal pace and help maintain high employee morale over the long term.

What Are the Benefits of Shift Scheduling Software?

Shift scheduling software can help you:

  • Reduce the time it takes to organize your team
  • Improve and control employee access to essential information
  • Minimize or eliminate errors in scheduling and task assignment
  • Save money
  • Grow your business
  • Maximize data security
  • Improve team and employee productivity
  • Implement automation into the workforce management process
  • Maintain work-life balance
  • Manage compliance
  • Build transparency

Try Sling for free to unlock your team’s potential and experience for yourself all the benefits it has to offer.

What Industries Use Shift Scheduling?

Shift scheduling can take place in any job — even the standard 9-to-5 work hours could be considered a shift — but certain industries require more complicated, round-the-clock organizational plans.

Here are some of the most common careers that incorporate shift work:

  • Call center representative
  • Customer service representative
  • Server
  • Food runner
  • Manager
  • Housekeeping
  • Cook
  • Bartender
  • Restaurant staff
  • Stock clerk
  • Cashier
  • EMT
  • Firefighter
  • Police officer
  • Security guard
  • Nurse
  • Doctor
  • Bus driver
  • Factory worker
  • Warehouse worker

Read more about industries that use shift scheduling software here.

Why Choose Sling?

Sling is a full-featured shift scheduling app that can help you complete your workforce organization activities in minutes rather than hours.

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

  • Manage time off
  • Coordinate availability
  • 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 all of the essentials to help you organize and optimize your team and handle internal communication for free with just one click.

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