8 Ways Scheduling Software Helps Managers

December 23, 2020 | 182 views

8 Ways Scheduling Software Helps Managers
C8 Ways Scheduling Software Helps Managers

If you are involved with employee shift scheduling, you are well aware of the stress it can cause as you struggle to distribute hours fairly, accommodate special requests, notify people of changes, and get it all done on time. Worse, it is a necessary task that is repetitive and doesn’t add to your bottom line. Ugh.

If you are looking for an easier way to schedule your employee shifts and save time, employee scheduling software will satisfy your needs and provide these eight benefits to your business as well.

  1. Delays are no longer.  You’ll schedule faster and easier, and employees get notifications on time, at the same time. And you can adapt shifts if needed right away if something comes up. You won’t be late getting hours posted when it’s so simple to arrange a schedule and share it with your staff.
  2. Everyone is informed. Employees receive schedules on any device. They receive it, acknowledge it, and access it at any time of day or night because it’s cloud-based. No phone calls or excuses about not seeing the schedule. You can instantly notify employees even if they are not working that day, and they can access information on their computer or smartphone.
  3. Changes are simplified. If you need to make a change, it is quick and easy. And any change is automatically and immediately communicated to the team by the software. And if you allow employees to switch shifts, they can do this on their own—that makes them happy and eases the responsibility of finding replacements.
  4. Communication is consistent. Miscommunication about shifts can be very disruptive, but with a uniform way to communicate schedules, employees get accurate information. Messages, alerts, sales, or other events are shared consistently with all employees.
  5. Overtime is avoided. Employees log their hours directly into the app, and managers can easily verify hours for payroll purposes. And if your scheduling creates overtime hours, the system can notify you of that extra expense so you can preserve profit.
  6. Time-off is visible. Employees can ask for time off in the scheduling software, and you can approve it based on your company policies. Once in the system, you won’t make the error of scheduling someone who already planned a day off—the system won’t let you make that type of confusing error.
  7. It’s scalable. There are multiple features and pricing levels for scheduling software, and you can utilize the app based on your needs. As your company grows and needs more sophisticated scheduling options, you can expand your subscriptions. But you can start for free or low cost and expand as you grow.
  8. You save time. You have enough to do each day to promote your company and run the business. But scheduling remains a repetitive and sometimes challenging task. Save time by using a bit of technology to streamline the scheduling job. Then you can dedicate yourself to the projects that drive revenue instead of struggling with scheduling.

Eliminate the manual task of scheduling by using simple and good software. It will ease a tedious activity, rein in overtime, improve communication, and give you more time to work on your business’s success.

Author Profile Jon Forknell is the Vice President and General Manager of Atlas Business Solutions, Inc., a software marketing company specializing in employee scheduling software, including ScheduleBase employee scheduling software, and other business software solutions. In the past, Jon has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year. For many years, Atlas Business Solutions has been named one of Software Magazine’s Top 500 Software Companies.

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