There are multiple ways to make a shift available in Sling.
Please note: Only shifts for the current and future dates can be made available.

From the website:

In the day or week view, you can hover your mouse over a date in the available shifts row and click on the plus sign (+) that appears.

A new window will pop up where you can enter the shift details. Available shifts can't be made recurring, so you will notice those options aren't shown. Premium accounts will also see a field to designate how many slots need to be filled, as well as the option to apply Shift templates (top left). Business accounts can also assign Tags to the shift.

Once you have all your details entered, you'll want to choose which publishing option you want to apply. Leaving the switch on "No" will add the shift to the calendar, but it will be invisible to employees. Switching it to "Yes" will publish the individual shift when you click Save and will alert any employee assigned to the same position and location as the shift.


If you have existing shifts in the Unassigned row and want to make them available, it's very easy to move them.

To move all Unassigned shifts:

Go to the week or month view of the Schedule and click the options menu at the top right of the page. Select Make all unassigned shifts available and you will see all the unassigned shifts moved to available shifts.

To move one shift at a time:

Individual shifts can be moved by drag and drop. This applies to unassigned shifts as well as assigned shifts, so if an employee notifies you that they are not able to work a shift already assigned to them, you can move it easily and find coverage. Notice that you will need to re-publish the shift when moving it using drag and drop.

You can also click the shift to open its details and then click the options button (3 dots) to make a single shift available. This method keeps an already published shift published as available.


From the mobile apps:

Creating a new available shift

Go to the Shifts tab and then tap the options button (3 dots) at the top right of the screen. Choose Create shift.

On the next screen, enter all the shift details and make sure to switch the toggle shown to make it available.

Tap Save (top right) to add the shift to the schedule. You'll be prompted to choose whether it's added as unpublished (save as draft) or published

Making an existing shift available

If you need to make an existing shift available from the app, go to the Full Schedule tab and tap the shift to open the details.

Then, tap the options button at the top right of the screen and choose Make shift available.

At the moment, there isn't an option to make all unassigned shifts available from the app, so if you need to do this, please log in from the website.

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