The infamous 9-5 shift dominates the American work shift schedule and has for decades. Yet, more and more companies are expanding their arsenal to include flex work schedules and even split shifts. Flexibility in your schedule often improves work-life balance, which tends to increase productivity, happiness, and overall engagement. It also helps to lower absenteeism […]
The best work schedules find a balance between getting things done and giving employees the most time off. This in turn maximizes customer satisfaction and work-life balance, which creates greater engagement, productivity, and loyalty, to name a few benefits. The call for work-life balance is greater than ever. Employees want the flexibility to run errands, […]
If your doors are open sixteen, eighteen, or even twenty-four hours in a day, then you probably struggle from time to time with your staff scheduling. Finding workers willing to work late night hours for extended periods of time is a constant battle. People want to be at home with their families. They want a […]
Last-minute schedule changes are stressful for everyone. The employee feels bad for missing a shift or asking for a change at the eleventh hour. The manager has to scramble to call down a list of employees to find someone to replace them. And there’s little to no guarantee someone will step up to take the […]
While the gig economy has always been around in one form or another, it has snowballed in recent years, as people increasingly rely on apps to order instant products and services. More and more people are doing shift work, across numerous different roles. In fact, 57.3 million people currently freelance in the US – a […]
Employee availability forms are a vital asset for any business that employs shift workers. Businesses should ensure that their forms have a clear, concise format, and that they have a system in place to ensure that the information communicated by such forms is always available when needed. If a business that employs shift workers fails […]
Taking pride in your work is rarely a bad thing. In fact, a little extra dedication will improve your client’s experience and likely your bottom line as well. But what happens when we work too hard? What happens when we don’t use our time-off benefits? It turns out that not taking time off is detrimental […]
Computer software has come a long way. Here’s why using Excel is a bad idea for employee scheduling.
Even with great planning and foresight, it’s inevitable that employees will have unexpected events that make them unable to work their scheduled shift.
At a glance, employee time tracking is a straightforward concept. Employees either clock-in and clock-out, or they track their hours on a timesheet. Each week or every other week, they hand in said timesheet and management cuts a check for their hours. What could possibly go wrong? For starters, we’re all human. Human mistakes range […]