Accurate, flexible planning
Workforce scheduling software is also a valuable tool, for both management and staff. For managers, once labor needs are input, the system measures those needs against your employee data to develop a cost-effective formula for scheduling. For your staff, platforms should allow them to provide information about their availability and preferences and let them drop, pick up or trade shifts. These features not only help reduce administrative tasks, but also help with work-life balance by giving caregivers more control over their schedules.
Your organization can also benefit from a system that integrates with payroll. This capability helps eliminate duplicate data entry and lets you push schedules and hours directly into your payroll solution. This helps ensure employees are paid on time—which, of course, is one key to keeping staff satisfaction high.