We have wrapped up a survey of various restaurants, hotels, and offices in our area to see how much time is spent on employee scheduling by the management team of each establishment.

The results illustrate why a restaurant scheduling software, like TimeForge, should be utilized by every restaurant, hotel, or even office.

Averages:

The average restaurant, hotel, or office manager spends 2.64 hours every week making an employee schedule. That’s 6.61% of the work week!
The average restaurant manager, using a spreadsheet, spends 3.14 hours per week on employee scheduling. That’s 7.86% of the work week!
The average restaurant manager, scheduling with pen and paper, spends 2.21 hours every week scheduling employees. That’s 5.52% of the work week!

Spreadsheet statistics:

Restaurant, hotel, and office managers who make employee schedules using a spreadsheet spend between 1 and 8 hours every week making the schedule.
That’s 3.14 hours on average, every week, making the schedule!
2.50% and 20% of their time is spent making the schedule. That time could be spent working with employees and customers, or focusing on other aspects of their business!

Pen and paper statistics:

Restaurant, hotel, and office managers who make employee schedules using pen and paper spend between 0.17 and 7 hours every week making the schedule.
That’s 2.21 hours on average, every week, making the schedule!
0.42% and 17.50% of their time is spent making the schedule.

All of this time that could have been spent working with employees and customers, or focusing on other aspects of their business, was wasted on scheduling.

Overall, on average, managers spend almost 6% of their time making the employee schedule!

How long does it take to make an employee schedule? It should take less than 5 minutes! Did you know that labor costs could be as much as 30% of your expenses? TimeForge can help streamline and minimize labor costs through effective employee scheduling at your restaurant, hotel, or office. Sign up for a free trial now!