by Stacy Malone, Marketing Intern
All business owners want to be more efficient. When you’re working, you want to manage your time to get the most out of your day, right? You’ve got employees to schedule, sales to predict, paperwork to fill out, people to call back, and you always need to be aware of the customers and how they feel coming into your business. On top of all that, you’ve got employees asking for days or shifts off and it’s enough to make your head spin! So to make better use of your time, you will probably want to start looking into using labor scheduling software to help manage your staff.
Absence management systems, which can be scheduling systems, help you and your employees save time by keeping attendance and time off requests in one central location. Having all of your requests in one central location can help stop scheduling mix-ups. Sometimes a staff scheduling system can automatically send alerts to people to remind them of their schedules. For instance, an attendance management system like TimeForge could send a scheduled employee an email or text message reminding him of his upcoming shift. This will ensure that your employee is on time, saving you time since you won’t have to track him down or remind him of his shift!
Absence management systems also produce different kinds of reports, making them invaluable to business owners. If you want to see a report detailing what the schedule was compared to the attendance, you can run a report and see it right in your browser. You can even print it out and keep a copy of it! All in all, restaurant labor management software can provide instant ROI upon set up because it saves business owners time, money, and a whole lot of headaches.