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Adding people and non-human resources
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Written by Kat Pattison
Updated over a week ago

Please note: You need to have Manager or higher permissions to add people profiles and non-human resources. Please contact an administrator in your account if you need increased permissions.
Click Resources on the navigation menu.
Click New Resource to open the drop-down menu listing 5 resource types:
 • Person
 • Conference Call Line
 • Meeting Room
 • Miscellaneous
 • Vehicle

Please note: Non-human resources can only be booked for specific times, as opposed to durations (e.g., 4h); this is because they can’t manage their own time. See Creating bookings for details on the different booking types.

These common input options are shared among all resources: Name, Time zone, Normal availability, Bookable status, Booking approvers, Photo, and Notes

Normal availability

This is where you can configure a resource’s “normal” availability, meaning the times that resource is typically available. Default availability (as seen here) is picked up from the Settings in your account (only accessible to Admins), but you can edit the individual availability settings for each resource you add. To remove an existing time block, click the small x at the top right of the appropriate block for the desired day. To add a new time block, click Add Time Block and follow the instructions.

  • Bookable - Unticking this means the resource can't be booked and will not appear in the Schedule or Reports. This is useful for anyone who makes bookings but is never booked themselves.

  • Booking approvers - this is where you can specify who is able to approve bookings for this resource, if you have the approval workflow turned on.

  • Photo - A photo/image can be uploaded for resources of all types.
    ​ Please note: Once a person has activated their account, only they can update
     their own photo.

  • Notes - Add information or links related to the resource here.

Guru Tip

Because default Normal availability is picked up from Settings, it’s a good idea to configure your account’s preferred default availability in Settings prior to adding resources.

Creating a person resource

Adding a new person offers you several additional input options in addition to those shared with non-human resources (as outlined above):

  • Invite this person to join your account - If you want someone to have their own Resource Guru login, you’ll need to invite them into your account by ticking this option. You will also need to add a valid email address. You can always invite or re-invite an existing person at a later date by clicking Invite or Re-send invitation after the person has been added.

  • Permissions - If you are inviting a person into your account, you can configure their permissions as shown here.

  • Email - Adding an email address is optional if you’re not inviting the person into your account.

  • Custom Fields - This is where you’ll see any custom fields you’ve created, along with Job Title (which is an integrated custom field). You can leave this field blank or remove it from the form entirely (this is done in the custom fields settings).

Other Details
Expand this section for the following options:

  • Color - Assign a color to each team member. This works in conjunction with the Color by Booker option in the Schedule so you can easily see bookings that have been made by specific people. If a person has no profile picture, the color you assign to them will also be visible next to their name in the Schedule.

  • Phone - A phone number can be added here if required.

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