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Scheduling your employees can be a nightmare. Expert advice reinforces the long-term importance of this recurring problem. You need something special to keep your food hot and your people happy. Handling the Problem Scheduling your employees is a balancing act. You juggle their needs with your needs. You balance customer volume with staffing coverage. You […]

Scheduling your employees can be a nightmare. Expert advice reinforces the long-term importance of this recurring problem. You need something special to keep your food hot and your people happy.

Handling the Problem

Scheduling your employees is a balancing act. You juggle their needs with your needs. You balance customer volume with staffing coverage. You juggle shifts, swaps, and drops. You need the right people, in the right place, at the right time. Keeping track of all that and making the right schedule can be a management nightmare. But it doesn’t have to be.

What the Experts Say

According to Food Service Warehouse, scheduling starts with understanding your restaurant’s needs. You need to be able to predict customer volume, so your schedule can provide sufficient labor to ensure quality service. You don’t want to overschedule, because that increases labor costs unnecessarily.

Scheduling is a complex process that starts with tracking customer volume and ends with placing specific employees into specific work slots. According to QSR Magazine, ineffective scheduling can increase labor costs and increase turn-over, which also increases your business costs. This makes scheduling success a priority.

Of course, when you’re a busy manager running a restaurant you don’t always have time to worry about the long-term implications of your staffing decisions. If you set your schedules manually, you’re going to spend time you don’t have solving recurring problems. What you really need is an easy way to juggle conflicting priorities and achieve the balance you and your staff need.

The HotSchedules Solution

HotSchedules offers real, cloud-based solutions to your management problems. HotSchedules is the forecasting, scheduling, and instant messaging platform that provides you with an easy solution to your recurring scheduling problems.

HotSchedules empowers you with:
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  • Flexible scheduling capabilities,
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  • Easily accessible information for managing employee hours,
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  • 75% faster schedule generation and 2% average labor cost reduction,
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  • Online schedule access for managers and employees,
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  • Improved customer volume and profitability forecasting,
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  • Real-time employee communication and more.
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HotSchedules enables you to:
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  • Track availability and time-off requests,
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  • Approve shifts swaps with one click,
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  • Receive expiration alerts for management certifications,
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  • Integrate your management capabilities,
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  • Improve reporting capabilities and more.
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If you want to see for yourself what HotSchedules can do, read and watch our HotSchedules Success Stories & Testimonials.

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