This excel template lets the user make weekly employee schedules. There are enough slots to account for 15 employees at once. Advanced conditional formatting and logic will display areas of red where a given schedule conflicts with the pre-defined availability.
The final output view is a display that shows the count of employees that are currently scheduled for a given 7 day period within 30 minute increments. If the count is 0, it means nobody is scheduled for that slot. Anything with at least 1 will show green cells and anything with 0 will show red. This gives an easy visual of coverage.
The initial input would be the planned hour range that each employee is planned to work for each day of the week. That will feed into an hourly matrix in order to display how many 30 minute shifts are covered and by how many people.
The template also displays total hours, budget, and variance for a given week. The conflict manager is based on the predefined availability that is entered in for each employee against the actual schedule for the week. Everything runs off of dropdowns as far as the start / end time.