What is On-Call?
On-call refers to the process of putting team members into after-hours or weekend call schedules, assigning them responsibility for managing incidents outside of traditional work hours.
Team members are placed into on-call rotations or an on-call schedule and respond to incidents based on when they are on call. With multiple staff members handling on-call duty, on-call management becomes much easier with effective on-call processes supported by automation. Effective on-call policies ensure that individuals share the burden equally for responding to critical incidents that occur on weekends, weeknights and holidays.