During a recession, efficient labor management is essential for the success (and survival) of any business. Even minor errors in a labor schedule can cause your deli to lose customers, experience increased turnover, or encounter Department of Labor fines.

TimeForge enables you to eliminate scheduling errors. More importantly, it can reduce the amount of time you spend scheduling and monitoring employee attendance. If it takes you hours every week to build and enforce the employee schedule, you are not alone. You need to consider multiple factors for each employee, like each employee’s availability, skill level, accrued PTO, time off requests, and shift swaps. Combine each employee’s individual factors with consideration of   multiple unique shifts, state and federal labor laws, and the busy (and not so busy) times in your deli, and you could have a real mess on your hands.

When you do manage to hash out a decent-looking employee schedule, you need to communicate it to each of your employees, redo it when there’s an unexpected illness or time-off request, and reorganize shifts and employees again. Then, you need to re-notify your employees about the changes you just made. Staff scheduling can be a real hassle, but an efficient schedule can really be the difference between a deli that’s just “getting by” and one that’s thriving. In fact, TimeForge can increase deli profits by 3-5%.

TimeForge provides one-click seamless access to employee scheduling, time and attendance, and payroll reports. You can use the whole TimeForge product suite, or only the parts that your deli requires.

TimeForge is an essential (and easy-to-use) labor management software for delicatessens, but if you are still not convinced, read what TimeForge users are saying here.

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