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How Restaurant Scheduling Software Can Help Your Business

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If you own or manage a restaurant, having a tool that will help you with employee scheduling is critical. With today’s technology, there is no excuse to have your managers hacking away at an Excel spreadsheet. (Not even a good template like the one we offer for free!) Regardless of your business concept, there is a restaurant scheduling software that works the way you do. TimeForge Labor Management software fits the bill for restaurants because it was designed specifically for the restaurant industry. It’s flexible enough to handle the most complicated schedule just as efficiently as the simplest one. Here’s how restaurant scheduling software can help your business thrive.

Restaurant scheduling software improves communication

For one thing, online scheduling software allows employees to add cell numbers and email addresses to their profile. This way, they can automatically receive easy to understand schedule details. TimeForge notifies employees about updated schedules, requests that have been approved or denied, shift swaps, and more. Pretty much anything else that management wants employees kept in the loop about.

Software makes scheduling effortless and fast

Secondly, with the use of restaurant scheduling software like TimeForge, scheduling (and rescheduling) can be done quickly and easily. TimeForge takes this one step further and offers tools to make scheduling effortless. For example, management can either build a schedule one shift at a time, or they can use:

  • templates,
  • the AutoScheduler,
  • the ShiftBuilder,
  • sales-to-labor thresholds,
  • or any combination of those tools to build a schedule within TimeForge in a matter of seconds each week!

With TimeForge, managers can even use a Schedule Forecaster to auto-generate a schedule based on previous coverage needs.

TimeForge software also includes break scheduling. Ensuring proper employee breaks is a critical step in the scheduling process that often gets overlooked until the shift starts. The right restaurant scheduling software will eliminate confusion and overlapping schedules, thereby improving morale, retention, and customer satisfaction.

Online restaurant schedules decrease turnover among staff

Employees love scheduling software because they don’t need to wait for management to print out schedules for the upcoming work week. Employees can receive alerts anywhere through texts, emails, or through the employee portal. With online requests, managers won’t schedule employees on approved PTO days. Employees like that feature too!

Human resources loves restaurant scheduling software, too!

Data storage (archiving) is a particularly useful feature of restaurant scheduling software. A few software products will store availability, requests, preferred schedules of employees, messages, shift swaps, ratings, and confirmations. TimeForge does all of these things and more.

Technology has advanced; use restaurant scheduling software to increase profits! A quality software product like TimeForge directly affects profit by reducing labor costs and administrative costs; it also indirectly improves profit through increased operational efficiency and productivity. Owners and managers spend more time improving the business instead of scheduling and delegating tasks.

In conclusion, TimeForge labor management software can save you time and money. Sign up for a free trial today!

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