Can WhenToHelp create my shifts?
Can the shifts just be created from the Helper help time preferences?
WhenToHelp does not create shifts based on Helper preferences, it assigns shifts based on those preferences.
Our system does allow you, week by week, to Import a previous week or template or manually enter the shifts you need covered and use our "AutoFill" feature to automatically assign that week's shifts based on your Helpers entered preferences, availability, approved time off, constraints, skills, etc. Each Helper can enter their own preference information, or you can enter it for them.
Our system assumes that you know the shift begin and end times and that you have entered an initial set shifts into your schedule before using AutoFill to assign the shifts.
You can create or import your needed shifts and then Publish the schedule and allow Helpers to pick up the shifts they prefer off the Tradeboard. You may also create shorter shifts (ex. 2 hour shifts) into your schedule to meet your coverage needs, then use AutoFill to assign those shorter shifts to your Helpers based on their availability.