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Creating Shift Types

Create The Shifts You Work

Before you add any shifts to your team, you need to set up the shift types they work.

MyShiftManager comes with a list of default shift types. You can edit these or add your own to match your workforce requirements.

You can add shifts from the + button in the scheduler and create new shift types. Or in Manage Shift Types in the More tab

Manage Shifts Types

  • Navigate to the More tab
  • Click Manage Shift Types

Shift Types are grouped into 3 Types

  • Unavailable
  • Leave
  • Working

Built-In Shift Types

You can edit or duplicate the built-in shift types by clicking on the shift or on the icons row

Move each shift type up and down the list by clicking and holding on the two lines =

Creating Your Own Shift Types

To create more shift types click on the + button in the top right

  • Choose between Leave/Shift type
  • Add a Name for the shift type
  • Show As denotes how the shift appears in the scheduler
  • Purpose or Type denotes how the shift is recorded in reporting. eg. Leave/Working/Sick etc.
  • Set the times for the shift
  • If a Night Shift, make sure the option “Ends The Next Day?” is ON
  • Add Paid Breaks or UnPaid Breaks to record the hours worked.

Display Options

You can choose to colour the shift from the “Role Type” or to colour the shift yourself.

  • Turn off the option “User Role Colour”
  • Click on “Transparent”
  • Choose between the colour wheel or using Primary colours


Roles are used to manage which of your team can work a shift. For example, if the shift needs special skills or requirements to fulfil the work.

Roles can be managed in the More Tab.

People Required

You can choose how many people are required to work any shift


These will be included as instructions to any member of your workforce who is assigned to this shift type.

Options allows you to remove or duplicate each shift type.

Account Setup

Configure your account & comapny setup

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Setup your Team

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Manage Shift Schedules

Create shifts and up shift schedules for your workforce

Schedule shifts for your workforce

Setting up Shift Schedules

Create rotas for your workforce and manage your team

Time to add shifts

Setting Up Team Rotas

Setting up multiple shift rotas for for your teams

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