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Is Job-Sharing Right for My Business?

November 18, 2020 | 436 views

Is Job-Sharing Right for My Business?
Is Job-Sharing Right for My Business?

Job-sharing is a form of employment and schedule that allows two employees to blend their talents, skills, and schedule to fulfill the role of a single full-time employee. This can be designed in many ways. You could assign each person to half of each day, or one person could work three full days a week while the other works two full days. Some job-sharing arrangements schedule overlapping hours each week to keep transitions smooth and communication solid. Deciding how to schedule two part-time employees for a single full-time role will depend on your business needs and the reasons for considering this less-common employment arrangement.

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Online Employee Scheduling Software Now Supports Employee Sharing Across Schedules

April 12, 2012 | 3,771 views

Users of ScheduleBase online employee scheduling software can now create schedules for a particular position, department, group, location, etc., and add the SAME person to more than one schedule. This makes it easy for managers to schedule employees who are cross trained or work in multiple departments or locations.

 

How does this help me schedule my people?

If you have employees who routinely work in more than one department or location, this new feature is for you. When enabled, ScheduleBase simply shares an individual’s availability and scheduling information across multiple schedules. This allows managers to quickly see if a person is already scheduled somewhere else as they are building a schedule.

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Online Employee Scheduling Software to Support Employee Sharing

February 10, 2012 | 2,905 views

Thanks to customer feedback, we’ve learned there’s a need to share employees across multiple schedules. Many ScheduleBase customers have employees who (1) work more than one position or job; or (2) work at multiple locations or stores. As we speak, our development team is working around the clock to improve our online employee scheduling software and its flexibility.

 

ScheduleBase customers will soon be able to create schedules for a particular position, department, group, location, etc., AND add the same person to multiple schedules. If a person is added to more than one schedule, each schedule will show information from the other schedule(s), making it easy to see when and where someone is scheduled. As always, ScheduleBase will automatically update employees by text and email as schedules are posted and changes are made.

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Is the 4-Day Work Week Worth Reconsidering?

September 15, 2021 | 133 views

Is the 4-Day Work Week Worth Reconsidering?
Is the 4-Day Work Week Worth Reconsidering?

A 4-day work week has always sounded attractive. Not too long, not unreasonably short. I could enjoy longer weekends and probably still get my work done each week before traveling on weekends to cheer on my son’s football team.

We’ve written about this idea before. What struck me recently was how the combination of pandemic-related demands for scheduling flexibility have combined with large movements to a 4-day week. Naturally, there are concerns about how some schedules might be too condensed and cause more harm than good. And even Utah’s government reverted to a traditional 5-day schedule after budget savings were not enough to outweigh citizen complaints about reduced availability (although local governments in Denmark, Spain, West Virginia, and Colorado have stayed with their 4-day weeks).

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5 Rules for Scheduling Staff Meetings – Perils and Promise

August 4, 2021 | 178 views

5 Rules for Scheduling Staff Meetings – Perils and Promise
5 Rules for Scheduling Staff Meetings – Perils and Promise

Do you hear a collective groan from employees when you schedule a staff meeting? Employees hear “meeting” and think something important (and probably bad) must be shared with everyone simultaneously. This is especially true for unplanned and unexpected meetings, but even if staff meetings are regular and consistent, the response is not always positive.

It does not matter if a meeting is departmental, all-staff, or simply one-on-one—the reception from employees is not always warm. There are good reasons for this, though. To avoid it, promise a well-organized meeting to encourage good response and participation from employees.

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4 Ways to Make Employees Think More Like Owners

June 16, 2021 | 157 views

4 Ways to Make Employees Think More Like Owners
4 Ways to Make Employees Think More Like Owners

We’ve all worked for someone else as an employee. From the first fast-food job in high school to the job we secured after college, we know what it is like to be an employee. It means following a prescribed set of rules—from arrival times to task lists, employees are governed by what their “superior” tells them to do.

The manager or owner giving the orders, on the other hand, is prioritizing tasks based upon information and goals about which employees have no information. An employee may complete their task list, but they do not share the overall objective of the owner. However, for a business to be its best, managers must foster an environment that helps employees think like owners.

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Is a 9/80 Schedule Right for Your Business?

February 17, 2021 | 351 views

Is a 9/80 Schedule Right for Your Business?
Is a 9/80 Schedule Right for Your Business?

We’ve talked a lot about flexible scheduling, from a 4-day workweek to job-sharing options. Generally, these non-traditional schedules improve some areas of your business: efficiency, employee morale, or even your comparative attractiveness to prospective employees. Flexibility in working hours is in high demand from employees, and another option that might be right for your business is a 9/80 schedule.

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Use Schedule Details to Share News and Tasks with Employees

October 14, 2020 | 604 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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How to Schedule and Help Your Workers Who are Stuck at Home with Kids

April 8, 2020 | 1,313 views

How to Schedule and Help Your Workers Who are Stuck at Home with Kids
How to Schedule and Help Your Workers Who are Stuck at Home with Kids

Current staffing is particularly difficult right now. If you are considered a necessary category of business, the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic poses tough challenges when your employees have children out of school. For single parents, the challenge is particularly difficult if they have less family help.

Medical professionals are especially needed in-person at work right now. Clinic personnel and others in the face of a medical crisis are stressed. Their family needs with children at home pose costly choices about whether both parents can work. And if there is a single parent, options may be limited.

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Eliminate and Avoid Employee Burnout

March 11, 2020 | 699 views

Eliminate and Avoid Employee Burnout
Eliminate and Avoid Employee Burnout

We live in a culture that rewards the workaholic. At times, maybe you’ve been the one going in early, staying late, or putting in extra time on an important project. These efforts for the team seem like good engagement and a normal part of our working lives. Yet the results of too much of this goodness can create burned-out employees.

Symptoms of Burnout

When that reliable, always-says-yes employee starts to experience burn-out, it will be reflected in their behavior. Perhaps a short fuse is more common, or she backs away from projects that were normally a favorite. Worse, productivity may decrease and absenteeism may increase. These are all signs that an employee no longer has the fiery energy they once did.

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