Specialty Classifications are a great way to further classify employees in your organization. They allow you to assign special classifications, and further filter down your eligible employees when sending out a new CallBack. You can think of Specialty Classifications as special 'assignments' that only certain employees may be eligible for.
This could include things like: "Paramedic", "Haz Mat Tech", "Tech Rescue Team", or "SWAT Team".
Specialty Classifications are a lot like Groups, however there is one key difference. You cannot filter out eligible employees with Groups. You can only do this by assigning Specialty Classifications.
In order to understand this better, let's use a real world example. We'll pretend that we need to fill an open shift for tomorrow with a Captain position, but we specifically need a Captain who is also a Field Training Officer. Our organization may have 30 Captains, but only 10 of those are certified as Field Training Officers.
By taking the time to create a Classification Filter for "Field Training Officer" during our initial system setup, we can assign that classification to all eligible employees who meet that criteria. Now, when we initiate a new CallBack to fill the open Captain shift for tomorrow, we would simply select Captain and further filter by checking "Field Training Officer" under the Specialty Classifications list in the New CallBack form.
To Add / Edit Specialty Classifications:
Click Employees, then Manage Classifications
This will open up a page with forms that allow you to Add / Edit / Remove Specialty Classifications.
To assign a Specialty Classification to your Employee(s), simply check the classification(s) you'd like to assign to them via their Edit Employee form.
You can also quickly apply or delete a Specialty Classification to multiple employees by using the Batch Apply Classification(s) feature. This allows you to quickly select the employee(s) you'd like to add the classification to, or even apply it to an entire Group of employees. To use the Batch Apply function, click on the Employees module > Manage Classifications. Scroll to the very bottom of the screen and you will see the option to Batch Apply.
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