Seasonal Scheduling Headaches

22 Aug, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Eliminate Scheduling Headaches with

Eliminate Scheduling Headaches with

Each season offers its own kind of fun. In the springtime, everyone gets spring fever and can’t focus on anything but getting outside after months of cabin fever. Summertime is great for lots of things—swimming, traveling, spending time with the kids. In the fall, kids go back to school and we look forward to apple picking and pumpkin pies. And with winter comes the holiday season with too much eating, drinking, and general festivities.

But no matter what the season, you face the same challenge—scheduling your employees’ time off. Even when three of your best waitresses and two hostesses want the same week off to participate in their favorite activities, you have to come up with a workable schedule that won’t compromise your business.

And let’s not forget the way your employees request time off for spring break, summer vacation, Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas shopping—a quick “Oh, by the way, I really need to take vacation next week” called across the kitchen, or dates scribbled on the back of a meal check and pinned to your office door, or a message left on your voicemail. While all these fast-and-easy methods are great for your staff, they make life difficult for you because you have to remember everything from everyone, and then deal with it.

If you’re looking for a sure-fire cure for these seasonal scheduling headaches, why don’t you try a system for online restaurant employee scheduling? When you move from paper schedules to online schedules, you’ll save lots of time, energy, and frustration not just once, but every time you create a schedule.

Here’s how it works. First of all, employee information is stored in the cloud, where it’s available 24×7. You can store names, phone numbers, email addresses, shift preferences, vacation requests—anything you need to know about your staff. And you can update it or add to it whenever you want. Even better, your staff can also see the names, phone numbers, and email addresses for everyone else. So if someone scheduled to work is sick or has an emergency, they can find their own replacement rather than put the burden on you.

Second, online scheduling software is fast, easy and accurate. The software is simple to use and allows you to simply point & click an employee name into a time slot. If that employee has already requested vacation on that day, the online scheduling system alerts you to the mistake immediately so that you can schedule someone else.

And finally, you can post new schedules and schedule changes in the cloud, and automatically deliver them to your staff’s phone or email in seconds. Everyone knows when they have to work—no questions, no excuses, no worries.

The bottom line—online workforce scheduling eliminates schedule conflicts, saves lots of time and frustration, keeps everyone on the same scheduling page, and best of all, cures you from seasonal scheduling headaches.

If you’re ready to learn more about the benefits of online staff scheduling, visit What Time Do I Work today and test drive the free trial software.