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6 Employee Scheduling Tips for the Holiday Season

November 26, 2019 | 201 views

6 Employee Scheduling Tips for the Holiday Season
6 Employee Scheduling Tips for the Holiday Season

It’s here already—the holiday hours dilemma. Some want more, some want less. Or worse, everyone wants hours or is clamoring for holiday time off. With a short shopping season, labor demands might be different than expected. Instead of four weekends after Thanksgiving’s long holiday, there are only three.

Fewer days means at least one limited asset—time. But it might also mean limited labor as employees squeeze in holiday parties and open houses. The puzzle of employee holiday scheduling demands some serious thought to keep everyone working at peak performance and to ensure a good season.

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Avoid Worker Fatigue with Intelligent Scheduling

August 28, 2019 | 497 views

Avoid Worker Fatigue with Intelligent Scheduling
Avoid Worker Fatigue with Intelligent Scheduling

The dangers of worker fatigue are very real. About 1/3 of the workforce works in shifts, many with rotating schedules. Nearly any location open 24 hours each day will rotate workers as needed to cover specialties and production for round-the-clock operations. Hospitals, police and fire, and manufacturing sites all need to schedule workers at non-traditional hours.

However, disrupting the body’s natural sleep patterns and circadian rhythms can wreak havoc on worker performance due to fatigue. Fatigue will certainly be caused by inadequate sleep, but scheduling shifts thoughtfully can help avoid worker fatigue and protect the company from accidents and workers’ compensation claims.

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3 Reasons to Break Free From Spreadsheets for Scheduling

August 22, 2018 | 1,169 views

3 Reasons to Break Free From Spreadsheets for Scheduling

3 Reasons to Break Free From Spreadsheets for Scheduling

It’s not uncommon for us to hear the agonizing cries of HR managers who need a better way to manage their schedules. People around the world are sick and tired of how exhausting it is to schedule team members for work. Every time we hear these cries, our heart breaks just a little—especially when we hear that they’re using a spreadsheet to toss team member’s hours around like they’re balls in a pinball machine.

 

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Tips for Scheduling Employees Who Are Frequent Travelers

May 17, 2017 | 1,265 views

Tips for Scheduling Employees Who Are Frequent Travelers

Tips for Scheduling Employees Who Are Frequent Travelers

What’s a surefire way to add confusion to your schedule? Add in time zone changes for the employees who are frequent travelers in your business.

 

When you have a team that travels regularly to make sales calls, you need everyone to be aware of their whereabouts and their availability. But, tracking their meeting times and travel dates can quickly get messy without a proper plan in place. Here are a few tips for how to add frequent travelers to your schedule.

 

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How to Juggle Your Schedule Around Summer Vacations

July 20, 2016 | 1,465 views

How to Juggle Your Schedule Around Summer Vacations

How to Juggle Your Schedule Around Summer Vacations

It’s that time of year! With warm temperatures and perfect beach weather outside, the last thing most workers want to do is get stuck on the job. It’s vacation season. Are you prepared?

 

Here are a few tips to help you juggle your schedule when your employees are hitting the road for summer vacation.

 

Plan for the Non-Planners

 

In a perfect world, all of your employees would have planned their vacations long in advance. You would have plenty of warning that they’d need time off. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and many employees don’t plan ahead.

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Hiring for Christmas: What You Need to Know

October 22, 2014 | 1,753 views

Hiring for Christmas: What You Need to Know

Hiring for Christmas: What You Need to Know

If you’re bringing extra help on board for the Christmas busy season, you need a strategy. Planning out your hiring needs early will make training and onboarding easier, and make the holidays less stressful.

 

Start Now

Use your typical hiring channels — be that job board, recruiter, or just a Help Wanted sign — to start attracting help for the holidays. Be clear that you’re hiring on a temporary basis so potential employees know what to expect. Also make it clear what days new hires will be required to work, as many people want time off during the holidays — just when you need them most.

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Easy Employee Scheduling Software Now Shows Big Picture

May 12, 2014 | 2,820 views

Sample 3-Week Work Schedule

Sample 3-Week Work Schedule

ScheduleBase employee scheduling software gets a new 3- and 4-week view this week. These new views let users easily view past schedules, when preparing a work schedule, and make it easier to see further into the future. Customers have been asking to see more days on-screen and this will help make employee scheduling even easier for many of our users. Our goal is to make ScheduleBase the easiest way to schedule and communicate with your people without having to break the bank. Please keep the feedback coming. We love it! More exciting news coming soon…

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How Nonprofits Schedule Volunteers with Employee Scheduling Software

March 26, 2014 | 3,023 views

How Nonprofits Schedule Volunteers

How Nonprofits Schedule Volunteers

Even if you don’t have many full-time or part-time employees at your nonprofit, you actually have a lot in common with companies that do. You likely have a small army of volunteers that keep you just as busy (if not more so) as paid employees would.

 

Let me guess: scheduling those volunteers is one of your top headaches. See? You do have something in common with for-profit companies with staff, after all!

 

Most nonprofits are strapped for time and money, and while you rely on your volunteers to alleviate some of the workload, sometimes it’s more stress to juggle their constant schedule changes.

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Thank You from ScheduleBase – Great Things Ahead for Employee Scheduling Software

December 26, 2013 | 3,786 views

Thank You

Thank You

It’s almost a new year and, as the ScheduleBase team reflects on 2013, we’d like to say a special “thank you” to our employee scheduling software customers. We do what we do because of you. Nothing makes us more proud, or keeps us driven, than knowing we’re helping you every day by making your job of employee scheduling just a little bit easier.

 

In 2013, we’ve seen more and more customers join the ScheduleBase community from all corners of business. This is a true testament to ScheduleBase’s broad reach and appeal. No matter who you schedule or how you schedule them, odds are ScheduleBase can help improve your current employee scheduling process.

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Atlas Business Solutions’ ScheduleBase Software is Employee Scheduling Software of Choice for Orange Leaf and Subway Franchises

December 13, 2013 | 5,438 views

Restaurant franchises Orange Leaf and Subway are using ScheduleBase to simplify employee scheduling.

 

With 13.1 million restaurant employees in the U.S., it’s no surprise that employee scheduling is at the top of the list of owners’ and franchisees’ headaches. From constant change requests in the schedule to fielding calls from employees wanting to know their hours, restaurant owners waste valuable time they could be using to grow their businesses.

 

Orange Leaf and Subway restaurant franchises have chosen ScheduleBase as their employee software.

 

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