Monthly Archives: October 2020

Scheduling Employees Around Remote and Hybrid School Schedules

October 28, 2020 | 25 views

Scheduling Employees Around Remote and Hybrid School Schedules
Scheduling Employees Around Remote and Hybrid School Schedules

Remember singing Alice Cooper’s classic “School’s Out for Summer” each June, happily dancing as we imagine the freedom promised in our summer? I’m sure we never considered his lyrics a foreshadowing of today: “School’s out for summer…We might not come back at all, School’s out forever…School’s out completely.”

For employees, it’s different. As a manager, you rely on them to work their shifts and physically be on-site when needed. Manufacturing, hospitality and retail workers all have to present for their shifts—working from home is seldom an option. Yet, the majority of employees have school-aged children at home who need supervision. No one can be in two places at once.

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3 Questions to Ask When Redesigning Employee Schedules

October 20, 2020 | 99 views

3 Questions to Ask When Redesigning Employee Schedules
3 Questions to Ask When Redesigning Employee Schedules

Coronavirus is changing employee scheduling. Our industry is in high demand as organizations reimagine workplace demands, safety issues and staffing needs. For hourly workers, especially, scheduling has become a daily dance with legal restrictions, illness, and limited employee availability.

It is difficult to know how to prioritize employees and business needs when scheduling becomes nonstandard. When redesigning schedules, we suggest asking yourself these questions to help focus your decision on new schedules.

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Use Schedule Details to Share News and Tasks with Employees

October 14, 2020 | 195 views

Use Schedule Details to Share News and Tasks with Employees
Use Schedule Details to Share News and Tasks with Employees

Do you ever leave notices for employees at work, or find yourself texting them details about an issue that will affect them? Every relationship builds on good communication, and employees are not different. Communicate often with your staff, and use multiple ways to get the word out that you want to share.

Leaving notes or counting on sending personal texts is not ideal. Instead, one of the features of ScheduleBase is an area to share details that employees need to know about an upcoming shift.

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Why Scheduling Breaks is an Important Managerial Task

October 7, 2020 | 193 views

Why Scheduling Breaks is an Important Managerial Task
Why Scheduling Breaks is an Important Managerial Task

We know how time-consuming and angst-inspiring scheduling can be, so we create our scheduling software to make lives easier for managers. It’s simple to use and we designed it to improve employee contributions with intelligent scheduling.

One part of intelligent scheduling is the wise use of break times. Every employee, hourly or not, does better work when they take a short coffee break or a real lunch (away from their workstation). Federal labor law does not require that employees take a break during a shift, but many states and municipalities do mandate breaks. However, even if your area does not have requirements for employee breaks and lunches, it is still an important responsibility of a good manager to schedule them.

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