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May the Force of Technology Be With You

Yesterday wasn’t just any given Sunday. For Star Wars fans around the world, it was the one day of the year when they could come out say ““May the 4^th^ Be With You!”“:http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/photos/star-wars-day-2014-23582197/image-23583820 As we watched the interstellar day unfold, we couldn’t help but wonder: in the battle between good and evil shift management, would […]

Yesterday wasn’t just any given Sunday. For Star Wars fans around the world, it was the one day of the year when they could come out say ““May the 4^th^ Be With You!”“:http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/photos/star-wars-day-2014-23582197/image-23583820

As we watched the interstellar day unfold, we couldn’t help but wonder: in the battle between good and evil shift management, would The Force of Technology win?

The Dark Lord of the Shift

Are weekly shifts playing Jedi mind tricks on you?** **In a world powered by technology, there’s no darker shift scheduling force than paper, pen or the ever-popular dry erase board. With this kind of manual shift management, scheduling errors are commonplace, causing confusion and making it hard to figure out when exactly you’re supposed to show up.

*Why The Force of Technology Wins *

Imagine if you could use your mind to telepathically pull your shift schedule from the back office instead of having to drive or call in. Um, yes please! So we can’t go that far just yet, but a employee scheduling mobile app like HotSchedules takes all of that information and puts it into the cloud so that you and your manager can access and manage the schedule from anywhere a cell tower can reach – including a galaxy far, far away.

Shift Wars

Finding someone to take your shift makes you feel a little like Boba Fett the Bounty Hunter. It can get ruthless out there! Calls, emails, text messages, smoke signals! You’ll do just about anything to capture someone (anybody!) who will save you from a scheduling conflict.

Why The Force of Technology Wins

Like Princess Leia’s holographic “Help me Obi One,” you can use the HotSchedules mobile app – consider it your mini R2D2 – to send your “help, I need someone to cover me!” message out to team members. Once someone picks it up, your manager can approve your shift change faster than Han Solo piloted the Millennium Falcon.

Waste Money, You Will

Managers need to be the Grand Jedi Masters − the Yoda − of their restaurant. But sometimes, their vision isn’t clear and their ability to see the right information at the right time is blurred. It affects everyone and often shows up as unnecessary overtime, overlapped shifts, too many cooks in the kitchen or worse, too few on staff.

Why The Force of Technology Wins

Web-based scheduling, robust communications and advanced sales information help managers forecast what their guest traffic and sales are during any given month. When you add in the integration with the POS system – a labor management solution like HotSchedules is your Jedi Master for online scheduling.** **

We’re sure we missed some seriously good Star Wars references in here. “Chew” bacca anyone?

But we’ll end it here and hope that the Force of Technology is strong for you today!

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