Managing unavailability in retail

How you manage unavailability today could be a mixture of text messages, Facebook posts, spreadsheets, notes on your PC and even writing on your hand.

Do you feel like this some days? Especially when you have the schedule all sorted and another person calls in sick!

The guy behind I reckon has seen this before! He also looks like the NCIS guy!
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You can make scheduling so much easier today, imagine employees activating their own availability for you to approve without one text message. I have spoken to companies that manage unavailability on a Facebook post, perfect if you have all day to keep checking the post. Improve your processes – start a free scheduling trial today

 


Underpaid staff – Don’t let this happen to you

How many companies can underpay staff before the government steps in and makes larger fines and then individuals responsible?

19-2-20 Wesfarmers self declare underpaid Target staff by $9 Million
18-2-20 Coles announce through self-regulation they have underpaid workers @20 million over a 6 year period.
9-12-19 Grill’d underpay staff by as much as $4.23 per hour
July 2019 Michael Hill repay $25 million back to employees
April 2019 – Commonwealth Bank underpay over 10 years $15 million
February 2019 Super Retail Group underpay over 6 years 3000 current and former staff $32 Million
January 2019 ABC reported underpaying 2500 casual staff over the previous 6 years, one worker was reportedly underpaid $19,000
2017 MAdE group owned by George Calombaris underpay current and former employees $7.8 million

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Adding your work schedule to your google calendar – Google helped to solve this issue

Customer……

I work a rotating shift schedule which is standard every month. Basically I want a shortcut (likely by using a weekly/daily repeat function) to set up the hours for the year without having to go in and individually add each day. For example, the shift is set up as follows:

Beginning 24 January – Monday – Sunday from 6am-2pm
Beginning 3 Feb – Thursday-Wednesday from 10pm-6am
Beginning 14 Feb – Mon-Thurs from 2-10pm

Of course, you scatter some random days off because the hours end up being more than you actually need, but in general, I would like to repeat those all on the same days. I attempted to use the weekly repeat, but it does it from the end of the shift, not the beginning, so when you schedule out 4 weeks from a night shift it messes up the days.

Google answer…..

HEY DUDE, I JUST DID MINE AND THIS POST BY KiethR2010 BELOW HELPED ME IT… WAS EASY.

ALL YOU BASICALLY DO IS REPEAT THROUGH DAILY AND CHOSE THE SET DAYS. MY SCHEDULE IS WORKS 2 DAY SHIFTS 2 NIGHTS AND OFF 4 SO I ENTERED THE FIRST DAY IN MY CALENDAR THEN REPEATED IT EVERY 8 DAYS. IT WORKS LIKE MAGIC LOL

 

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2020 time to upgrade your employee time keeping software

2020 is the time to make the change, if you have not previously upgraded your employee time and attendance system or you are still running schedules through spreadsheets 2020 is the time to change.

How can you improve your current employee timekeeping processes?

  • Schedule employees into the future – visibility for all employees, managers, and business owners
  • Option to allow employees to swap shifts based on skill and cost – get rid of all the stress of trying to fill shifts
  • App for employees, managers and business owners to see what is happening live from your own device.
  • Build repeat scheduling templates – save hundreds of manual hours every year.
  • See live who is onsite, late, sick, on holidays
  • Onboard new employees online – get rid of all the manual onboarding paperwork
  • Integrate with payroll including Xero, MYOB, Quickbooks and dozens more – save hundreds of manual hours every year

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Onboard employee data direct to Xero with your scheduling software

I wrote recently about the new onboarding functionality allowing employees to add their own details to assist with the paperwork administration of onboarding employees.

Great news, this data will now go into Xero directly

Read more about onboarding employees faster and paperless here


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