By: Ben Douglas May 05, 2022

Keeping Employees’ Schedules In Check

If you run a business that utilizes hourly employees, it’s imperative to keep an organized, up-to-date schedule for your workforce. From construction companies to restaurants, organizations staffed by hourly workers need to schedule their personnel efficiently and sustainably. Unfortunately, manually managing employees’ schedules can be time-consuming, frustrating, and lead to accounting errors — but luckily, there are ways to avoid these pratfalls.

Scheduling Issues

Accurately configuring employee schedules can be a formidable task, even for businesses with few workers. Companies that rely on hourly employees are faced with a variety of challenges, such as keeping all shifts filled, maintaining precise records, smoothly switching transitions, and properly reflecting shift differentials (the extra pay awarded to a worker for taking a less attractive shift — for instance, a “graveyard” shift or one that falls on a holiday).

If your business uses an old-fashioned method of creating schedules, such as inputting data into an Excel sheet and then emailing it out to workers, vital information about shift assignments and switches may not get to the appropriate personnel on time. This can lead to confusion, underpayments, and even inadvertent short-staffing. Without a properly formatted scheduling method, it can also be challenging to forecast labor fees, and once again, accounting mistakes can be the result.

How to Simplify Scheduling

Your business deserves a simple, efficient, and intuitive solution to handle all your employee scheduling requirements. Fingercheck’s newly revamped scheduling software provides you with an easy-to-use platform to properly open time slots, schedule shifts, take cover and trade requests, send employees alerts when schedule changes are made, predict labor costs, and duplicate a previous workweek or schedule — all from any browser or device, anywhere in the world.

The best part is that it synchronizes automatically with time, attendance, and payroll, saving you countless hours of painstaking work. Contact a Fingercheck representative today to learn more.

Ben is a sales representative at Fingercheck and is devoted to helping businesses solve their HR problems through solutions that are modern, automatic, and efficient. He is also an aspiring writer and is working on his first novel.

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