This article was last updated December 4, 2023.
You can create groups to designate departments, teams, projects, and more. Groups are useful for targeting communication to the correct segment of your staff and for sorting and/or filtering the view of your schedule by department or team.
To create a group, you will need to be logged in from the website (https://login.getsling.com).
Go to your Groups tab (Dashboard > Groups), and click Add group.
There, you can name the group and add employees to it.
There is also an option to hide the group from view, but keep in mind that you also have filters available for this purpose. When you hide a group using the setting on this page, it will hide the group for the entire account, meaning no users will be able to see the Group within the Schedule or Reports tabs across the account.
Also note: Sling automatically creates a group called Everyone for communication purposes and that is the default for your schedule view, so it's not necessary to manually create a group that includes all users.
Using your groups across Sling
To see your schedule sorted by groups, click the drop-down menu near the top right of the Schedule page. This option is only available in the day and week views.
To focus on one Group at a time, select it using the filters. For example, you might be a front of house manager and you want to work on just your own area.
To target tasks, messages, or Newsfeed pages to certain groups, just choose one from the list of available options you'll see rather than adding each person individually.
You can also use Groups to focus on data in timesheets and reports. Just click the filter button, then choose your group from the list.