The User Types are roles within your organisation. The User Types decides the users' permissions to create, edit or view within Ziik. The User Types could be roles within the organisation such as employee, store manager or management. It is recommended to minimise the amount of user types, since it will make the system less complex and sharing will be easier. Note, you can only manage User Types and Permissions if you are a administrator, to read more about administrators go to this article (Article coming).  

How to create a User Type

To create a new or edit a User Type click the settings icon in the top right-hand side corner and choose "Administer User Types". 

Hereafter, you will be able to either edit or create a new User Type. To create a new User Types simply click the click the plus in the right side 

First give the User Type a name such as Store Manager. Now you will be able to set the permission of the User Type. What all the permission mean will be outlined below:

User Own Settings 

  • Request and Apply for shifts: The User Type can open own shifts for trade and apply for empty or tradable shifts. (Approval is still necessary)  
  • Take shifts without approval: The User Type will be able to take shifts and trade a shift without approval from a User Type with the permission below.  
  • Approve shift: The User Type can assign a tradeable shift or empty shift to the users interested in trading or taking a shift. 
  • Set own vacation : The User Type can set vacation entries for themselves. 
  • Set vacation for others: The User Type can set vacation entries for other Users in own unit or below. 

Hierarchy 

  • Administer Users: The User Type can create, edit and delete users in own unit and below. He can, furthermore, access statistics for his own unit and below.
  • Units: The User Type can create and edit own unit and below,  and delete units without users and sub-units below own unit. 
  • News: The User Type can create, edit and delete news in own unit and publish to own unit and below.
  • Calendar: The User Type Can create, edit and delete activities in own unit and publish to own unit and below.
  • Schedule Shifts: The User Type can create, edit and delete shifts in own unit and below.
  • Handbooks: The User Type Can create, edit and delete handbooks in own unit and publish to own unit and below.
  • FAQ: The User Type can create, edit and delete frequently asked questions in own unit and publish to own unit and below.
  • Administer Quick Links: The User Type can create, edit and delete Quick Links in own unit and publish to own unit and below. 

How to edit a User Type

To edit a User Type click the settings icon in the top right-hand side corner and choose "Administer User Types". Hereafter, find the User Type in question and click the three dots to right of the User Type. Here you can edit the permission outlined above. 

What's next

When a User Types has been created it can be assigned to a user when that user is being created. To learn more about how to create new user feel free to read the following article How to add and manage users. The User Types plays a vital role within Ziik's Hierarchy to read more about this, check out this article How does Ziik's hierarchy work.

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