The Booking Accept/ Decline option allows you to invite Freelancers/ Users to a job and have them actively accept or decline the job/ booking. You can also invite multiple to the same booking and have them all accept/ decline and later decide who’s going to do the job.
The Decline action by the Freelander/ User can trigger a return notification email to the Booker and you can filter in the Long Form by accepted/ declined bookings.
Freelancers receive a notification email with new proposals and changes in their schedule.
- Web Profile
In the Web Profile Manager, create a new Profile (right mouse click in top left window > New, enter a name): e.g. Freelancer accept/ decline:
- Enable the ‘Schedule Changes Email Sendout’ and ‘Notifications’.
- Enable the ‘User Must Accept New Bookings’ option in the User Permission Profile (for Request/ Approval Workflow).
- From 7.1 it's also possible to enable "Mandatory Note When Declining Booking" where the user is prompted to always add the note when declining a booking proposal.
- Select the ‘Shift Availability’ per profile (which Shift types he can set his availability for) (OPTIONAL).
Farmerswife support can assist further in the correct setup of the Web Profiles.
- Color-coding for User Approval Status
Go to Toolbox > Settings > Display > click on the coloured bar and choose a colour. Click the X to remove a colour. The colour will then default back to the ‘Confirmed’, ‘Preliminary’, ‘Planning’ colour.
* These colours are individual per User.
The colours are shown on User level in the Long Form Projects, Objects and Personnel Tree, as well as in the Hourline.
- Create a new Proposal aka Booking
A new Proposal is basically creating a new Booking for a User. There are different ways to create a new Booking. In the Long Form or the Hourline.
To make reoccurring Bookings click on the Booking icon > Repeat > choose: Multiselection Calendar.
Make sure to repeat the Booking before it was ‘Accepted’ otherwise all repeated Bookings will also be ‘Accepted'.
If using Shifts: Check the below settings for desired behaviour in Toolbox > Settings > Personnel Tree
- Allow Bookings Outside Defined Shifts
- Allow Bookings When No Shift Found
- Notification on new Proposals
The Schedule Changes email has a section on top that lists all ‘‘New Pending Approvals’’.
For a User to receive the Schedule Changes Email:
- An email address needs to be defined in the User Profile.
- The access tier ‘Schedule Changes Email’ needs to be checked in the Users’ Profile.
- Email functionality must be configured in Server Setup > General Tab > Allow Mail: Yes.
- Define the frequency of such mail out in Toolbox > Settings > Server Setup. In the iOS and Mobile Web Client a ‘Notifications’ stream also shows all new Proposals and the Freelancer can directly from here ‘Accept’ or ‘Decline’.