Resources can swap jobs from the Skedulo Mobile App when the job swap feature is enabled. Job swap allows a resource to offer a job they have been scheduled to other resources who are not on any exclusion lists related to the job.
This gives resources some flexibility over their schedule and alleviates the workload on schedulers when unforeseen circumstances mean a resource is unable to attend a job.
Job swap is currently a Beta feature.
Beta features should be considered "in development" and may not be fully supported or complete. Beta features are available as a preview for testing purposes and may be unstable. They should be used with caution in production environments.
Users with Administrator permission can enable the resource job swap feature using the Skedulo web app.
Consider the following limitations before enabling the job swap feature:
Resources will still be able to offer their job to other resources even if the Allow resources to decline allocated jobs workflow option is disabled.
There is currently no time limit on when a job can be swapped, provided it is done before the actual start time.
Re-allocation applies to individual jobs only. Resources cannot swap entire shifts.
Offered jobs are not automatically re-allocated back to the original assignee if no other resource accepts the job, but it is offered back to the original resource to re-accept.
Resources only appear as available when their primary region matches the job region, they meet the job tags and are not on the exclusion list. It does not currently take into account::
The job swap feature is designed to be used with the Auto allocate feature so that schedulers do not have to approve job offers when they are made by resources.
Turn on the Auto allocate workflow option:
Open the Settings -> Workflow page.
Click the Offers tab.
Select Auto allocate under Job offers.
You must have an API user set. See API User for more information.
Open the Settings -> Beta features menu in the Skedulo web application.
Select the checkbox next to Enable resources to offer their allocated jobs to other resources via the mobile app.
When the job swap feature has been enabled, resources can swap their allocated jobs using the Skedulo Mobile Application.
This allows resources to change their schedule due to unforeseen circumstances, or pick up extra jobs that have been made available by other resources.
In the Skedulo Web application, open the job you want to swap with other resources and tap the Actions button.
Tap Offer Job:
Select the resources that you want to offer the job to from the list, then tap Send:
Click Continue to send the job offer to the selected resources:
Alternatively, tap Cancel to keep the job.
The Skedulo Mobile App will display the following confirmation screen when the job has successfully been offered to alternative resources:
The following errors can occur when a resource attempts to offer a job to other resources:
Unable to send offer:
You are not allocated to this job.
The job is already under offer.
The job start time has already passed.
The job has already been started.
The job has been locked by your administrator and cannot be offered.
Something went wrong:
This job may not be have been offered. Please contact your scheduler to confirm.
You have not enabled an API User.