There's an easy way to find employees to work on your project. Open the Project Resource Allocation window and look at the bar chart.
Employee availability is based on the projects and tasks already assigned to people. If they are overloaded with projects or tasks, they find somebody else. But how? Why not try searching by skill. Choose a skill from the dropdown and find employees with that skill who are available in the coming months.
Mike: Hey, everyone! Mike with Standard Time® thanks for coming back, thanks for joining us. Today we’re talking Standard Time, employee availability. With me in studio is Ray White with Scoutwest, welcome Ray.
Ray: Hey Mike
Ray, can a project manager tell if I’m available for new work?
Yes, there is a specific chart for that. Standard Time is more than just a time sheet. You probably know that, it’s also a project management application. And one of the functions is to allow project managers to find people who are available for work, to find out when they’re overloaded, when they have too much work and when they are finished with certain projects they are available for another project.
How can it tell that I’m actually overloaded?
Your manager or the boss whoever may have assigned you to too many projects; maybe too many tasks. This bar chart that you see will show bars for each time period. Usually for a month or for a quarter and you can see bars that are over the top.
What about finding project resources by skill?
Yup you can do that. Project managers like that because they have a certain skill set they are looking for on a project. They’ll be able to search the system for that; they can search for engineers, they can search for developers, sales, marketing. Whatever the skill or discipline is. They can find out whether those people are available for work now or whether they have to wait a little longer for their projects to end.
Tell everyone how they can get a hold of Standard Time.
Stdtime.com that’s probably the best place to go. You can go out there, click the download link. When you do you’ll see the cloud addition (the web addition), you’ll see the windows addition and then the smartphone additions for iOS and android.
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