In today’s difficult economy, companies must look carefully under every rock to reduce overhead. One area that is particularly challenging to control is scheduling. When scheduling isn’t balanced it costs your company money. Over scheduling is a poor use of your organizations budget, while under scheduling results in lack of productivity, poor performance, and even loss of customers.
Important as it is to get your scheduling right, its also very difficult. If your company has spent lots of time and money trying to perfect scheduling with little to no results, you’re not alone. Fortunately Employee Scheduling Software from Advance Systems can help.
Five ways Time Attendance Software can help you reduce the scheduling hassles that cost you time:
1. Scheduling software helps you balance workflow supply and demand
Use technology to track the flow of work, so you can assign just the right number of employees to handle anticipated demand. Stored historical data gives you insight on employee demand during specific situations, such as during the holidays, when new products are rolled out, and during certain economic climates.
2. Scheduling helps you reduce the amount of time it takes to develop complex schedules
Managing the schedules of many different employees can be time-consuming, especially if you’re dealing with different schedule structures and shifts. Instead of taking hours or even days to piece together the schedules of many different employees, automated time and attendance software does it in minutes.
3. Scheduling software boosts productivity
Use the software to keep tabs on when workers are available, what their skills are, and how they are performing. Use the Advance Systems Skills Matrix to ensure that necessary skills are represented at each shift.
4. Scheduling software complements flexible work environments
Before automated software, keeping track of flexible work schedules was a nightmare.
Time and attendance software makes it easier to manage changing schedules and also reduces the workforce management hassles associated with keeping track of flex time. Offering flexible work practices gives your organization credibility as a good place to work, improves retention, boosts productivity, and ultimately adds to your organizations bottom line.
5. Scheduling software makes it easier to adhere to scheduling formulas
Some organizations in specific industries such as the retail and restaurant industries tie their payroll budgets to sales. Scheduling software ensures the formula is always adhered to, minimizes the amount of time you have to spend crunching numbers, and ensures you never go over budget.