SAN DIEGO (2/16/10)--ShiftHound, a Web-based scheduling and open-shift management solution provider, has released version 1.5 of its online staff-scheduling tool. The tool helps credit union staff assist management by requesting and filling open shifts online, eliminating the daily stresses of scheduling, the company said. “ShiftHound allows managers to view staffing information across multiple locations and departments online 24/7 through the interactive manager dashboard,” said Ian Chaplin, ShiftHound president and founder. The solution provides instant visibility into a branch’s shifts and schedules, employees, risk areas, and budget and labor cost impacts. Staff members also have Web access to their assigned schedules and open shifts for which they are qualified to work. The tool is accessible to any employee through any Web browser. ShiftHound runs, maintains and enhances the software for its clients for a monthly fee.