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Why automated employee scheduling systems are better

We have wrapped up a survey of various restaurants, bars, and clubs in our area to see how much time is spent on employee scheduling by the management team of each establishment.

The results are interesting and enlightening – and illustrate why an automated employee scheduling system, like timeforge.com, should be utilized by every restaurant, bar, or club.

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Averages
  • The average restaurant, bar, or club manager spends 2.64 hours, every week, making an employee schedule. That’s 6.61% of the work week!
  • The average restaurant manager, using a spreadsheet, spends 3.14 hours per week on employee scheduling. That’s 7.86% of the work week!
  • The average restaurant manager, scheduling with pen-and-paper, spends 2.21 hours every week scheduling employees. That’s 5.52% of the work week!
Restaurant, Bar, and Club managers who make employee schedules using a spreadsheet…
  • Spend between 1 and 8 hours, every week, making the schedule.
  • Spend 3.14 hours on average, every week, making the schedule.
  • Spend between 2.50% and 20% of their time making the schedule. Time that could be spent working with employees, customers, and other aspects of their business!
  • On average, spend almost 8% of their time making the employee schedule!
Restaurant, Bar, and Club managers who make employee schedules using pen-and-paper…
  • Spend between 0.17 and 7 hours, every week, making the schedule.
  • Spend 2.21 hours on average, every week, making the schedule.
  • Spend between 0.42% and 17.50% of their time making the schedule. Time that could be spent working with employees, customers, and other aspects of their business!
  • On average, spend almost 6% of their time making the employee schedule!

How long does it take to make an employee schedule? It should take less than 5 minutes! Did you know that labor costs could be as much as 30% of your expenses? TimeForge can help streamline and minimize labor costs through effective employee scheduling at your restaurant, bar, or club.

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