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Scheduling with Open Shifts – How can this help your business save money and time weekly?

Open shifts have been around forever, a manager decades ago would say I need three people at 7am tomorrow and the first three people who put up their hand or yelled out would get the shift.

Today now we have moved electronic we can do the same thing only software makes the process a lot more clever allowing any person without all of the knowledge of the skills of the employees to now create open shifts.

Open shifts – Why use them?

Open shifts give you the flexibility to not select any one person for a position but to give people the choice of which shift they take. In today’s hectic paced world that we all live in trying to manage home, work, kids and much more is challenging at best,  having the flexibility to choose when you work is gold. Open shifts would be ideal for mum’s who need to manage the family but also want to get some shifts in each week to get out of the house and socialise with more than the family dog or cat.

Before technology came along as we have today if you got a call saying a container was turning up at 2pm Tuesday and it was 4pm Monday you would get straight onto the phone calling one person after another to fill the 15 positions you had to fill so you could empty the container on arrival.

What if you could create 15 open shifts that were filled in minutes without making 1 phone call? Would this help you in your business – How much stress would this remove.

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How do electronic open shifts work?

Electronic open shifts allow the scheduler to easily send a message to a group of people who would be interested in a shift becoming available so these people can accept the shift without the scheduler having to make one phone call. Imagine filling 15 shifts in minutes with only a few clicks of your mouse button, how much stress would this take out of your day? Even better if you needed 8 people to pack and 7 people to unpack the container you can target the best packers and un packers by tagging the employees in the data set. Another example would be what if you need three MR drivers for your trucks with over 100 people in your database. You would not want to contact all 100 people to let them know about 3 MR drivers shifts.

Imagine you could laser target the message about the open shift only to the people who have the skill to complete the shift – Would this help you in your job?

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Rostering made easy – Sharing open shifts for your staff to fill

Rostering has come a long way, the days of spreadsheets and pen and paper should be long gone. Today you can now communicate with your staff electronically giving your employees the power to communicate back electronically saving you the business owner or manager or supervisor hours every week.

What is an open shift?

An open shift allows a manager to offer the shift to any available and appropriately trained employee who works in the location. Creating an open shift will send an invitation via email or SMS to all recommended staff members, offering them the shift. The first employee to accept their invitation will be rostered to the shift, and any attempt by another staff member to accept a shift will be denied. This can be advantageous for a manager looking to rapidly fill a number of shifts, or to fill a particular shift as quickly as possible if an employee calls in sick with no warning.

Introducing Open Shifts/Schedules

Open shifts or schedules allow you the supervisor, manager or business owner to create schedules with start and finish times leaving it up to employees to grab the available schedules. No more chasing people to fill positions.

Once you create the open schedule any employee or casual or contractor that is suitably qualified to take the open shift can claim the shift right from their own smart phone. Perfect for businesses that use a lot of casuals, uni students and the like. Simply create the shifts you want employees to fill and they will be filled.

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Employees simply claim the open shifts they want that they are qualified to take as soon as the email arrives

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