Trade or Swap Shifts

If you're unable to work one of your shifts, you can trade the shift (swap shifts) with one of your coworkers.

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Written by Yasir Ehsan
Updated over a week ago


The objective of this tutorial is to help you understand how to trade a shift (swap shifts) with one of your coworkers.


Access from your: Android device

Applies to: Employees

If you're unable to work one of your shifts, you can trade the shift (swap shifts) with one of your coworkers.

Things to know before you begin:

  1. ‘Employees can trade shifts' must be enabled under the ‘Settings’ module to give access to trading shifts by your admin/manager.

  2. If the approval settings are enabled by the management, then the manager’s approval is must required for shift trade, which may delay how quickly a shift is offered to your coworkers.

  3. It is up to the manager to approve or reject the request.

  4. When you create a trade, the shift is still your responsibility until it is picked up by one of your coworkers.

The scenario outlined in this tutorial consists of the following building blocks:

  1. Trade or Swap Shifts

  2. Cancel Your Trade Requests

Trade or Swap Shifts

Step 1: Go to the ShiftPlanning module from the bottom panel > Tap My section to access your shifts > Navigate to the timeline that you need > Tap on the shift you are interested in to trade, as shown in Image 1.

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Step 2: Tap Can't work tab > Tap Trade Shift tab > Type the Trade Shift Reason > Tap Continue tab, as shown in Image 2.

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Step 3: Select an employee from the list or use the search bar if you have a particular coworker in mind who could potentially be able to pick up that shift > Tap Send Request tab, as shown in Image 3.

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The trade is successfully made, however, according to the settings defined by the manager, you would have to wait for either manager's or colleague's confirmation as shown in Image 4.

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Cancel Your Trade Request

Step 1: Tap Cancel Trade tab if you want to cancel the trade later as shown in Image 5.

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