Posts Tagged ‘scheduling made easy’

Why Schedule Employees? What are the benefits?

Scheduling employees has been around long before any software was invented. The first digital scheduling I can recall was spreadsheets where you would build your schedule in a spreadsheet. I am sure before spreadsheets people scheduled with paper and pen.

Today scheduling with a digital solution the employee roster means so much more.

The old way was to schedule on paper, pick up the phone, call and confirm the person is ok for the shift, takes notes on your paper. The modern way is to build your schedule and then push one message with all people scheduled notified automatically at the same time with the ability to turn on a feature asking the person to accept or decline the schedule.

The old way was to have a list of names you could call for on-call scheduling when you needed people at the last minute. I have done this one before in a previous life where at 10 pm at night I needed to find 5 people and would start calling people until I got the 5 people i needed, sometimes I was still calling at 11:00 pm at night starting to wake people up who had already gone to sleep. The Modern way is to push one button notifying any person who is skilled to complete the work and the first 5 people to accept the offer get the shift, everything sorted in minutes without one phone call.

How do you schedule? the old way or the Modern way?

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More than 250,000 workplaces have used Deputy

Posted on: February 12, 2021 | Categories: award interpretation Deputy Implementation MYOB Payroll

It is not possible for so many companies to choose a product and the product does not match the expectations of the customer.

If you need any of the following….

  • Better communication across your business between employees and management
  • To get away from spreadsheets
  • Faster and easier scheduling
  • Open shifts
  • Swapping shifts
  • Overtime authorisation
  • Award interpretation
  • Integration with Payrolls like Xero, MYOB, Quickbooks, Reckon, and dozens more

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Is this the end of fingerprint employee time clocks?

A recent case in court has shocked everybody, an employee who refused to sign in with his finger biometrically to work every day was sacked, he then sued the company he worked for and lost his first court case, appealed and then won in the high court.

This should send the shivers down the backs of every company asking employees to sign in and sign out with a biometric time clock. This was the first time a case like this was bought to court.

His case was simple – my biometrics are my biometrics and you cannot have them and you can’t force me to give them to you.

Get rid of your biometric employee time clock before you have the same issues at your workplace

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Now Integrated with ACTAtek employee biometric time clocks

As cloud software has taken off over the past decade for time and attendance and scheduling questions still arise on hardware, do you need hardware? If an employee has a phone app that only works on the employee phone why would you consider biometric fingerprint readers for employees to sign in and out?

Put simply it is a choice, along with going biometric comes an additional cost, if you have 20 locations with 600 employees you can either have employees sign in and out with their own mobile phone (no cost to you) on an iPad set up in kiosk mode (additional cost) or a biometric fingerprint reader for employee time and attendance.

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Communication is key when scheduling many employees across multiple locations

Posted on: July 15, 2015 | Categories: cloud rostering rostering scheduling StaffRosters Blog

We all know now that Deputy is the global leader when it comes to employee scheduling. But what about communication?

The communication module has recently been updated and you can now not only post messages and create group messages to open up communication but you can also include important files that need to be shared across your employees. If you’re a small business with 10 employees working out of a single location some of these tools may not have the same benefits that a company with hundreds of employees and multiple locations will gain.

Imagine being able to share information with all of your employees across multiple locations across the country or around the world at exactly the same time. Deputy has made this possible with the recent communication updates to the news feed.

Key communication tools when scheduling employees include pushing the schedule out to employees directly to their smart phone. If you are still running your schedules with spreadsheets is time to come into the 21st century. How many telephone calls do you make each week communicating your schedules to your employees? If you are spending 10 minutes a day making these calls then it is time to go electronic.

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Imagine being able to share information and ask questions that employees can confirm electronically. These simple features completely open up communication between management and employees when spread across multiple locations. Communicating with your employees has simply never been easier.

I’ve spoken to customers in the past who have used Facebook as a communication tool and it is a great tool and until recently I would have suggested to a customer to continue to use Facebook the way they do. However with these recent changes to the Deputy scheduling software it is now time to move away from your spreadsheets and Facebook and bring everything together into one system.

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Imagine being able to send a message to one single employee, sure you can do this with your mobile phone and send a text message however this often has a cost associated with it and of course the message is lost in the future or deleted. Communicating within your scheduling software gives you the ability to be able to go back into the past and see information that was communicated between management and employees without having to go back through your mobile phone and sort thousands of messages just to find one.

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