Pencil and Paper Scheduling

Scheduling with pencil and paper is the oldest method of scheduling and is widely used among owners and managers of small capacity restaurants and those restaurants with few employees and no complicated shift requirements. If you are running a restaurant with one cook, one counter waitperson and another to handle the handful of booths and tables, paper and pencil scheduling is probably the easiest and least expensive way to get the job done.

For all other types of restaurants, however, paper and pencil scheduling is inefficient and provides no decision support tools that can help a manager automatically forecast scheduling needs based upon historic trends. Pencil and paper scheduling also lacks a way to measure and track the schedule’s effects on payroll costs.

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.

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