Are you having trouble with your employees? There’s a pretty good chance scheduling is actually a big part of the problem. Fortunately, this is an easy fix with advanced scheduling. Here are 5 signs of broken scheduling, and what you can do to fix them:
1. Employee Turnover
Employee scheduling has a big impact on turnover rates. Why does that matter? Because lowering your rate of attrition provides savings to every department. Not only that, but allowing employees more control over their schedules has the potential to lower turnover significantly.
2. Unhappy Employees
Inflexible or uncertain scheduling can make life miserable for employees. (How would you feel if your response to every invitation from your friends was, “I’m not sure yet, I’m still waiting on my work schedule”?!) Honestly, schedule confusion is a morale-buster. But better scheduling doesn’t just have warm fuzzy rewards–employers who support work/life balance are often rewarded with lower turnover and happier workers than their competition.
3. Shift Coverage Gaps
Short staffing impacts employees and customers. If you don’t have people working, your customers will be frustrated, your team will be frustrated, and in turn, you will be frustrated. Putting simple measures in place like getting an alert when there is a coverage gap can work wonders to eliminate these situations.
4. Lack of Employee Involvement
Your employees don’t have to be passive participants in your scheduling process! By using an Advanced Scheduling system, you simultaneously empower employees and ease the burden on your managers. How? By taking advantage of a virtual shift swapping platform to have employees manage their own shift trading, everyone can breathe a little easier.
5. Hiring Woes
Job applicants look at more than wage amounts, and poor scheduling can be a deal breaker. If you’re known for bad employee scheduling, you’ll only attract applicants who can’t get hired anywhere else. Though higher salaries may work as a short-term to stay competitive, you can’t raise wages indefinitely. And better scheduling is a perk that doesn’t cost you a dime!
What Do You Think?
Ultimately, improved scheduling has the potential to resolve all of these employee issues. Though you can go it alone and accomplish better scheduling through dedication and hard work (and maybe hiring another teammate to help!), we’re also here to give you the tools you need to succeed. Did you know hat Southland Data Processing offers a unique advanced scheduling software that integrates with your payroll platform?
Our Advanced Scheduling system allows you to reduce overtime, eliminate coverage gaps, and make sure you have the right people in the right place at the right time. The result? Saving you time and money! If you’re curious how it works and if this could be the right next step for your business, let us show you how it works in a quick demo!
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