Ever had that moment when you need to contact an employee in the case of an emergency urgently....only to go into your phone contacts to find you haven't got their number?

The next step is the frantic call around to other employees to see if someone else has their contact number.

RosterElf has solved this issue with our new range of iOS and Android smartphone apps. We know that business is faster than ever, and RosterElf knows you need everything at your fingertips 24/7. This includes the need to quickly get in contact with employees in the middle of a shift.

All managers have access to a range of intuitive functions, so they can create, publish and update rosters and view trends and notifications on the go. However, a great new feature gives users the ability to call and text employees directly through the app. The call or text function happens through your normal phone network, but RosterElf's clever app provides a quick shortcut to save you from having to add employee contract details into your phone contacts.

This means each time a new employee joins your business; you don’t need to make sure all managers manually add their details to their phones; RosterElf shares this information with all managers automatically.

So how does the call and text functionality work?

Basically, you will need to ensure all employees have a mobile number added to their profile. We recommend you do this when setting up your account so your staff can also receive SMS notifications. If you have any mobile numbers missing, you can easily add them to your RosterElf account on either a PC or using the app.

Once mobile numbers are added, any user with a manager permission level will view a full list of active employees currently working in alphabetical order. Users even have the ability to filter the staff list by site or search for a name to make the process quick.

Then, to call or text and employee, click the relevant icon on the right-hand side next to their name and just like magic - you will be connected.

RosterElf's new range of iOS and Android apps also contain other amazing features, including GPS clock in and out, live management trends, and easy access for all employee notifications that need actioning, such as leave requests and shift swaps.

All this, as well as the ability to create, update and publish rosters on the go rather than needing to go you a PC in the middle of a busy shift.

Find out more about RosterElf's new apps, and speak with one of our roster experts if you have any questions!