Complexities of Scheduling
Scheduling involves much more than filling up blank spots on a piece of paper with people’s names. The most effective schedules are no more than a starting point that outlines what hours people may be working during the coming week. “May be” is the key phrase here, because in order to be effective, a schedule should always be considered a work in progress that can change as rapidly as the needs of the restaurant change.
For all but the smallest restaurants, the days of scheduling with pencil to paper are long since departed. Manual scheduling systems do not provide the decision support tools that managers need to implement cost and demand-based scheduling scenarios. Restaurant scheduling software provides the best method of achieving a balance between financial and staffing needs without requiring managers to spend an extraordinary amount of time getting the job done. However, there are pros and cons to using many of these software solutions that should be evaluated carefully before making any decisions.
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, bar, or club.