Add tag to short notice shifts (SNS)

Add tag to short notice shifts (SNS)

At A Glance

Short notice shifts can put a burden on your team, and your admins. For staffing, short notice shifts from the client can incur and additional charge that is then passed along to the staff member who claimed the open shift. This automation is a great example of how TeamBridge can help you keep track of even the most custom workflows and processes.

In this case we will add a tag to the shift in order to make sure your team is paid correctly and you are reimbursed for such occurrences. You can even use our pay/bill rate matrix to automatically update the pay and bill rate associated with the shift to match your short notice policy.

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Use Cases
Time Tracking
  • Select Type Column on Shift: “Pay Modifier”
    • Selection Values
      • Short Notice (Client)

Automation breakdown




Best Practices

Although this automation serves a very practical purpose, there are many other functions of adding a custom pay modifier column to the shift object in your account. You can use this to flag holidays, company events or any other shift type that might incur a different policy of different pay rate.

You may also want to add an additional notification action to this automation, either an email to the client, one to your internal admin who handles this process or both.

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Recipe Script

You can modify and copy and paste this script into your teambridge account to activate this automation.


  • Shift is updated



  • Shift Start Time < 24 hours away



  • Modify Shift / Pay Modifier = Short Notice (Client)’


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Why Automate It?

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What’s in it

This automation will create a new field on the shift for cancellation type tracking, and add automations to notify teammates and even clients when cancellations are recorded.



A simple although powerful automation to remind an employee of an upcoming shift. Effective at reducing no shows and late clock ins, which can have dramatic benefits to labor costs, staffing efficiency and even retention.

Why Automate It?

No manager or scheduler wants to be asking “where is my team?” when they should have already showed up. Make it easy for your staff to follow through on the schedule and arrive on time for all shifts with a simple reminder. This reminder is an hour before the shift is scheduled to start but feel free to play around with the timing to maximize the effect for your team.

Setting it Up

A very basic automation, that benefits from a few simple best practices. This automation is triggered anytime a shift is scheduled to start. Then with a timing modifier of 60 minutes before and a few conditions to make sure we don’t send messages we don’t need to. We will want a condition to make sure the shift is assigned, and published, and any other qualifications that you may have customized on your account. Keep in mind we only want these notifications to go out for confirmed shifts, that the employee needs to show up for, so filtering out drafts or cancelled shifts is an important step.

Finally the message can be delivered via text message (SMS), email or in-app with a push notification. You can decide how loud you want this message to be and configure the content of the message with the correct sense of urgency you want to convey.

Reduce overhead and let your schedulers and internal staff focus on creating efficient plans that don’t require last minute changes due to call outs or tardiness. Creating valuable reminders for your staff not only helps keep your operations running smoothly, but also avoids unneeded friction between your management and staff. These situations can result in lower retention, and performance, but are easily avoided with simple enhancements to your communication that make it easier for your staff to deliver on your plan.