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Which Employee Scheduling System Is Right For Your Business?

With an abundance of employee scheduling systems available for today’s business owner, choosing the right workforce management software can be an overwhelming task with many factors to consider. Most importantly, you must understand each product’s reporting capabilities and how they work specifically with your current business needs, keeping in mind that the software you choose […]

With an abundance of employee scheduling systems available for today’s business owner, choosing the right workforce management software can be an overwhelming task with many factors to consider. Most importantly, you must understand each product’s reporting capabilities and how they work specifically with your current business needs, keeping in mind that the software you choose must be flexible and scalable as your business grows. The right software should be able to adapt to your business needs while maintaining its intended efficiency and ease of use.

Most scheduling programs on the market today offer a wide variety of reporting suites and data gathering, but neglect to give employees the confidence of knowing their schedules are easily accessible, current, and correct. Whether you are managing a staff at one or multiple locations, consistent and accurate information is essential to running a successful business environment.

So what should I look for when choosing a scheduling program?

The most important factor in implementing any sort of staffing program within your business is accessibility. Every program is designed to aid in creating, sharing, and customizing schedules; but an ideal software package should also be easy to navigate, available online, and secure. HotSchedules offers all of these features with the added benefit of a password-protected login that is easily accessible through our secure website.

Our suite of online workforce management applications makes HotSchedules the perfect partner for providing the data you need to make daily informative scheduling decisions. We automate the process of creating and maintaining your employees’ schedules, granting you with more time to focus on other important areas of your job.

HotSchedules currently offers four workforce management solutions for any business size:

The HotSchedules Core restaurant scheduling solution is a cost-effective, on-demand, web based program specifically designed for streamlining employee scheduling functions. The manager interface includes tools for creating schedules, approving and denying shift trades, printing reports, and evaluating staff availability. HotSchedules Core leads to more flexible and effective schedules, improved communication, and a better work-life balance for employees and managers.

The HotSchedules Team staffing solution streamlines manager-employee communication while controlling labor costs and improving the bottom line. In addition to all of the benefits of HotSchedules Core, HotSchedules Team allows managers to target labor optimums and match expected budgets, resulting in more effective and cost-conscious labor plans. Both the Core and Team options offer a zero-risk, no hassle, month-to-month subscription.

The HotSchedules Workforce system provides advanced forecasting tools and is easily integrated with most major point-of-sale and time and attendance systems. The HotSchedules POS integration utility, HS Connect, synchronizes point-of-sale data with the reporting engine to give managers powerful comparison reports. A one-time set-up fee includes system set-up, POS consolidation, manager web training, and two hours of professional services. This system is ideal for any multi-unit location support.

HotSchedules Enterprise is our premier web-based staff scheduling and comprehensive labor management solution that requires no hardware expense or IT overhead. Enterprise is designed to support multi-unit restaurant chains with on-demand tools and POS integration, which is why it is trusted by many of the largest and most respected restaurant chains in the nation. Call us today at 1-866-753-3851 to learn how this premier service can revolutionize your labor management strategy.

In addition, you can bundle the “HotSchedules Logbook to follow and track shift highlights, special events, safe counts, and staff documentation. Our no-hassle HotSchedules Core and HotSchedules Team employee-scheduling solutions are accessible for immediate sign-up with no contracts to sign, no software to download, and no start-up fees. Our online Startup Wizard is available to walk you through a structured setup that can be quickly customized upon completion. HotSchedules Workforce and Enterprise restaurant labor management solutions are also available for a low-cost set-up fee, which includes integration as well as training webinars and materials.

By choosing HotSchedules you have the freedom to customize your labor management solution to suit the size and needs of your operation.

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