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How to apply for open shifts from the app

See available open shifts and request them right from the app!

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Written by Saad Saeed
Updated over a week ago

🎯 For employees. As an Admin or Schedule manager, see How to create open shifts, act on shift requests and approve shift swaps.

What is an open shift?

Your managers can store shifts as open shifts in the schedule to plan for future needs. It may also be that one of your colleagues is selling a shift, which becomes an available shift to claim.

An open shift does not yet have an employee assigned to it. You can request to take over this shift if you are part of the appropriate Employee group or Department to perform the work.

How to apply for an open shift?

You can see upcoming Open shifts that you can cover in the Open shifts widget on your app's Overview screen. Press See all to view all available open shifts.

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⬆️ The screenshots are from the iOS version of the app. While the Android version may have slight design differences, the functionality remains the same.

Tap a shift to see its full details, or tap See all to get a list of all available open shifts that you can cover. Once you open an available shift, you will see a Request shift button on iPhone or a + button on Android that you can press to request the shift.

Your shift request will change to Shift requested and a manage has to approve this before is yours. To cancel your request simply tap the Cancel request button.

💡 When your request is approved by a manager, only then the shift will start appearing under Your shifts.

Need more help?

Please search for answers in the 🔍 Help Center or watch our ▶️ video tutorials.

Reach out to the Planday administrator in your company or your direct if you need help using Planday.

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