Don’t Let Work Scheduling Become a Friction Between You and Your Staff

28 May, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Managers of hospitality establishments often face many challenges on a daily basis. Scheduling staff members for specific shifts and days can be one of the biggest challenges of all. Finding a happy medium between scheduling the correct people for certain shifts and jobs while also choosing the shift and days they are most happy with is an obstacle within itself. In many situations, work scheduling can cause animosity between managers and their staff when someone feels like they aren’t getting what they want.

Often times, staff members want to work a specific shift because of other commitments and would prefer to work certain days of the week. If too many employees request a specific day off, managers are stuck with the difficult job of deciding who has to work in order to have an appropriate number of employees working. Because of this, friction can arise because someone who originally wanted the day off will have to end up working. With scheduling software, managers can simply input information about which days an employee is requesting off and keep track of it on a first come, first serve basis. When the quota of eligible employees off on a certain day is exceeded, the system will inform the manager so no one else can request that day off.

Managers also have the ability to simply enter each employee’s availability into the system to simply and easily create upcoming schedules based on that information. Not only will the manager’s job become instantly easier, but any friction between managers and staff will be erased with the automatic scheduling of the system. If your company is looking for information on employee scheduling, visit