The Scheduling Team is a fundamental component of Quadrant Self Service functionality. A scheduling team can contain numerous schedule units, and each unit can contain numerous positions. Each scheduling team has pick periods during which members of the team have Self Scheduling priority. During a team's pick period, when members log in to QHRNet, the schedule opens in edit mode and a team member can begin to select shifts.
Employees are assigned to a picking team, as determined by their position, when they are hired. Each picking team is a mix of employees working in all units and positions, so that the picking competition is evenly dispersed for each unit.
The picking order is divided among the teams, and rotates each schedule period to allow fairness in the picking of shifts. For example, Team 1 picks first, Team 2 picks second, and Team 3 picks third. Each team has a window of access defined on the Team Cycle Generation dialog before being "locked out" of shift picking. The following schedule, Team 2 picks first and so on. Although only the picking team with current access can select shifts, other teams can view the schedule at any time.
Self Scheduling is intended to be used by employees to select shifts that fall outside of their normally scheduled hours. For example, many organizations require staff to select a certain number of weekend or evening relief shifts that they could be called in to work during each schedule period. These are the shifts that can be selected through Self Scheduling. An employee's regular schedule cannot be modified through Self Scheduling. When an employee selects a shift on the web, they are automatically removed from their regularly scheduled shift for that day.