We are always on the lookout for other great tools that can help your business or organization. Today we’ll be talking about Sling
- a free employee scheduling and communication app.
Sling is built around four key features: shifts, tasks, messages, and a newsfeed:
You can set up shift schedules and stay up-to-date with time off, availability, and shift trade requests. You’ll get notified of overlapping shifts or double-booking, eliminating conflicts. You can also track employee hours, approve timesheets and export data for payroll, all of which is made especially easy with the Time Clock feature. Employees can clock in and out with their phones, and you can even enable geofencing and prevent early clock-ins.
Tasks are a helpful feature—you can make your own to-do list or assign tasks to employees, individually or as a group. You can provide as much information about the task as you want, including pictures. You can also set due dates, send reminders, and keep track of their progress.
Sling improves internal communication with a messages feature that’s just like texting, but saves you the trouble of going through your phone’s contact list. You can message your team individually or as a group, and you can send work files, and funny photos or videos.
Sling helps create company culture with a small-scale social media channel. You can set up different pages for different purposes and anyone can share content, displayed in a newsfeed style. This keeps everyone updated and brings your team together.
Sling starts with a free plan that includes all the basics, and then there’s a Premium plan that’s only $1.75 / month. They also offer custom enterprise solutions.
So, if you want a better way to manage employee shifts, check out Sling. And remember, if you're looking for free CRM, project management or collaboration tools, be sure to try Bitrix24