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So… Now what?: Part 1 Evaluating HotSchedules for Your Business

If you’re in the initial stages of looking at an online employee scheduling solution for the first time, you might be thinking, “So… now what? How do I decide if HotSchedules is the right tool for me?” When used correctly, HotSchedules can make your job easier, save you money and time, and make your business […]

If you’re in the initial stages of looking at an online employee scheduling solution for the first time, you might be thinking, “So… now what? How do I decide if HotSchedules is the right tool for me?” When used correctly, HotSchedules can make your job easier, save you money and time, and make your business (and you) more successful. But it is a robust tool, and there are a lot of things to consider.

Below are a few tips to help you in the first stages when you are evaluating HotSchedules for your business:

1) *Identify your goals. *

Even if you have used HotSchedules before, there are likely new features you have yet to fully take advantage of. Take a moment to write down areas of opportunity in your business.

*2) Talk to others using HotSchedules, and ask them what they think. They’ll tell you. *

I recently wanted to buy a new car, but I absolutely HATE car shopping. So I talked to all my friends that work in the car rental business (where I used to work). It didn’t surprise me at all to find out that their suggestion was named car of the year last year. Want to know if HotSchedules is right for you? Go visit a restaurant you know that uses HotSchedules, and ask your server, bartender, or manager.

*3) Your company is not too small. *

Sure, HotSchedules works with some big players, but we also work with smaller family-owned businesses with as few as one location. Although HotSchedules is not going to be a fit for everyone, if you have recognized a need, it will probably benefit you. After all, HotSchedules is a small company too! It’s an independently owned Austin company with just over 100 employees.

4) Get everyone involved.

One misconception is that HotSchedules will benefit only one person or small department in your organization. Not true. All staff members, HR, operations, payroll, and other areas of management are potentially (positively) affected. Getting everyone involved from the beginning will ensure they see the benefits from the get-go, and help make the decision to implement HotSchedules easier and faster.

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