Improve your scheduling software with 2 easy features

Having kids that work in the hospitality industry it is easy to see how manual scheduling process are still today. After working more than 20 years in this industry I am not surprised when a modern company is discovered to be still using paper time sheets and notes for scheduling.

Every customer with a manual system has issues building, distributing and maintaining the schedule. Every person who has ever had to build, distribute and then maintain a weekly or monthly schedule knows exactly what I am talking about here.

Building and sharing the schedule – It is one thing to build the schedule, once built you can share the schedule with all employees. I have seen customers share the employee schedule on a notice board, in the lunch room, more progressive companies try using Facebook.

Maintaining the schedule – If your employees work the same hours each week doing the same work week in and week out then scheduling is very simple, copy this week into next week and away you go again. If your company is in retail or hospitality or health then schedules can change with a minutes notice. A restaurant may get busy 2 hours earlier than expected due to extra customers walking in off the street.  What ever the reason how do you manage many changes to the schedule every day? Some companies will change the schedule daily, reprint and stick back on the noticeboard. Can you imagine doing this every day?

Ways clever scheduling can help your business profit!

1/ Availability – Imagine if your employees could advise their availability in advance so when you went to build the schedule automatically employees who advised previously they were unavailable would not be available to schedule. (you can still over ride this feature if desperate for an employee to walk however the feature is designed to help both the employee and the scheduler.

2/ Shift Swap – One of the best features ever invented for many industries. If my daughter wants to swap a shift at her manual scheduling job she has to start contacting other staff to find one who will say yes they can work and take her shift, I can see the stress this puts on my daughter as she does not want to let her work down when something has come up including being sick. I cant imagine the stress this puts on a scheduler who’s job it is to replace a person who calls in sick, calling number after number until someone is found. What a waste of time? How much time would your staff save if employees managed the shift swap?

Employees can only swap with suitably skilled employees to replace them. What an awesome add on to shift swap!!

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Choosing a scheduling software? Choose one that just raised over 100 million dollars

Posted on: December 17, 2018 | Categories: StaffRosters Blog

From the Deputy news board….

We just closed our Series B raise at $112 million!

This investment will be pivotal in enabling Deputy to grow faster, deliver more value to our customers sooner, and ultimately fulfill our vision of empowering every hourly paid worker to do the work they want while helping owners to better run their business.

 

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Colour or color picker

Posted on: December 14, 2018 | Categories: scheduling StaffRosters Blog

It does not matter if you say color or colour

Either way you can both use this HTML picker that allows you to easily get the hex code for any colour / color

https://htmlcolorcodes.com/color-picker/

Our scheduling software allows you to set colours/colors for your department making rostering easier than ever before Start a trial here


Imagine scheduling templates for your employee schedules that you can use again and again

Posted on: November 12, 2018 | Categories: scheduling StaffRosters Blog

How easy would that be?

Imagine you could build your employee schedule this xmas for one or more locations and next year you can use the template you built this year, as the year goes by and you build out multiple templates to deal with holidays, public holidays etc. How easy does scheduling become when you can create scheduling templates to be used again and again.

 

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Employee scheduling for massive concerts

I was lucky enough to be able to take my daughter to the recent Taylor Swift concerts across Australia. I was also lucky to get up very close to this global super star. What an event, what a show!! I was amazed as I went to the Sydney show after the Melbourne show that they only had several days to pull the stadium down in Sydney, pack it up and ship it by truck to Brisbane and then set up for the Brisbane show. So the Sydney concert was on Friday night, at the end of the last song within minutes people were out scaling the stadium already bringing down lights and more. Same thing happened in Brisbane as the next show was Auckland only 3 days later, even harder time frames as everything had to be flown across the ditch. The amount of organising that goes into an event of this stage is mind blowing.

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Seeing hundreds of contractors appear within minutes of the show finish got me to thinking I wonder what program they are using to schedule all of the staff?

Must be a good one!!

Need employee scheduling in your business? Do you have mission critical work that needs to be scheduled? Employees or contractors it does not matter, if they need to be scheduled book in a demonstration and I will show you how easy we can make your live moving you away from paper time sheets or spreadsheets.

 

 


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