What is a Location?
A location is the place where a firm decides to site its operations. An Organization can consist of one or more locations. Locations connect all the users, jobs, and employees at your site using WorkSight in a single space.
Within the Location, you and your colleagues can split jobs and employees into Areas to collaborate on your schedules, time-off plans, and timecards.
People in your Location
WorkSight defines a number of user roles that are key to managing the people who have schedules, time off plans, and timecard; and those who manage them, and the schedules, time off plans, and timecards themselves.
Users and people are essentially equivalent terms; it's the broadest definition for all people who use your WorkSight.
Each user's role is defined when they are added, although you may change a user's role as needed. And, when users sign in, they are only shown the parts of Zendesk Support that they are allowed to see and use.
There are different types of people in Locations: Users, and Employees.
The people who work with schedules, time off requests, timecards, play different roles in setting up and managing your workforce management workflow. User roles are Super Administrator, Administrator, and Manager/Supervisor, each with different defined rights which can be modified.
These are the people who appear on the schedules, time off plans, and timecards. Employees don't have access to any of the administrator and manager features of WorkSight. They can only view schedules, submit and track time off and edit their timecards, which means that their changes can never be private.
How employees interact with your WorkSight depends first on the modules you've made available to them.
User & Employee Relationship
Users may or may not also be Employees in WorkSight. e.g. a Scheduler may appear on the schedule themselves, in which case they would be both a user and employee.
Similarly, Employees may or may not be users in WorkSight e.g. Data may be tracked about an employee but they may not have any system access themselves.
Join an existing Location
There is one way to join a Location that someone else at your company has created:
Ask someone in the existing Location to invite you.
Invite to a location:
Click on the “Invite to WorkSight” link on the left sidebar
The Invite People to WorkSight dialog box appears
Enter the email address of the person you want to invite
Choose a Role for the individual you wish to invite
Click on the “Send Invite” button.
The first person to sign up for an Organization in WorkSight is deemed a Super Admin, by default. A Super Admin can view and change rights for each role in the Settings>Users screen after an invitee has accepted their invitation.
Be the first from your company to sign up
Sign up for a new WorkSight account with your company email address and we will automatically create an Organization/Location for you.
To define Location Defaults
Access your Location’s Settings to define the location defaults (e.g., Time Zone, Time Format, and Timecard and Time Off Workflow), access Administrator options, and set User Role Rights or to add additional Locations for your Organization
To create additional Locations
Additional Locations can be added to the Organization in Settings. Each location can be configured to reflect such things as the Time Zone, Time Format, and Timecard and Time Off Workflow.
For more details, please view the Locations article in the Settings category of the Help Desk.
Creating and Managing Locations