EMPLOYEES & HUMAN RESOURCES • January 21, 2016
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As a business owner, you know your customers must be served no matter what, even if one or more of your employees fails to show up. But when staff is short-handed, customers are unlikely to receive the service they expect. Hiring reliable workers is crucial, but successful businesses also need a flexible, efficient scheduling system to help prevent employee absences.
While many business owners have relied on pen and paper or Excel spreadsheets to schedule their employees in the past, there are now numerous options for online scheduling that can make the process more efficient and prevent employee absences. From basic shared calendars like the one Google offers to free scheduling platforms such as When I Work and PlanDay to robust paid options, there’s a tool that works for every size business.
So, how do you decide which is right for you? Here are four things to consider.
Scheduling doesn’t need to be a high-tech process. With a little investment up front, employee scheduling can be efficient and low-stress for you and the rest of your management team.
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