Monthly Archives: September 2020

Recognize and Avoid Scheduling Abuse

September 30, 2020 | 284 views

Recognize and Avoid Scheduling Abuse
Recognize and Avoid Scheduling Abuse

If you’re reading this, you probably are a conscientious manager who tries to schedule employees in the best way possible. And yet, employees often complain about poor scheduling or how managers who take advantage of them.

Last year’s Schedules that Work Act brought additional focus to scheduling workers equitably. It is labor-friendly legislation, and managers must follow its rules to avoid lawsuits from employees.

On the flip side, it is also possible for employees to manipulate schedules to their advantage. When this happens, it creates inequity among staff and exposes organizations to scrutiny and possible legal backlash. Employers must watch for signs of scheduling abuse, no matter the source.

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Smart Work Allocation is More Than Scheduling Human Assets

September 23, 2020 | 352 views

Smart Work Allocation is More Than Scheduling Human Assets
Smart Work Allocation is More Than Scheduling Human Assets

Work allocation means assigning tasks to the right person in the most efficient manner. A team leader decides who is best suited to perform each specific task for a project. Then, all the team members become part of achieving a goal or project at a high level of productivity. At least that’s the plan.

It may sound easy, but it involves considerations beyond simply scheduling people to do a particular job. Scheduling is the result, but getting the right balance of skills assigned to appropriate tasks is the goal. Developing skills and improving the company’s overall abilities matter, too. This allocation of tasks and staff involves a few concerns:

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4 Ways Employee Scheduling Software Saves Time and Money

September 16, 2020 | 401 views

4 Ways Employee Scheduling Software Saves Time and Money
4 Ways Employee Scheduling Software Saves Time and Money

Exploring shift scheduling software can feel overwhelming. It takes so much time to investigate and compare, you’re too busy to learn something new and train others, and employees are resistant to change. You are not alone in feeling this way. To make it easier, focus on why scheduling software is valuable to your business. Then it will be much easier to justify the investment and move forward.

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3 Scheduling Tactics for Your Bar & Restaurant During Covid

September 9, 2020 | 423 views

3 Scheduling Tactics for Your Bar & Restaurant During Covid
3 Scheduling Tactics for Your Bar & Restaurant During Covid

Open-for-business signs are glowing, again, at bars and restaurants—what a welcome change from our earlier lockdown days. People can finally address their toast to good health and celebrate birthdays. 

This is great news for restaurant owners, too, but regulations still abound. For many, there are legally mandated restrictions on which services you offer (no buffets, perhaps), where the services can occur (dine in vs. dine out), and how many customers are allowed in your door at a time (if at all).

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