Welcome back to the Scheduling+ blog! If you remember in last week’s blog, we discussed five reasons why small business owners need employee scheduling software. We went over the fact that scheduling software allows employees to view their schedule from anywhere, meaning they don’t have to rely on you to tell them over and over again when they are working. A good software can also automatically send text and email reminders to employees about upcoming shifts. 

With scheduling software, you also eliminate the room for error and reduce the likelihood of overscheduling or scheduling an employee for a time when they are not available. Along those lines, with good software, you can also be aware of when employees are approaching overtime hours as well as ensure everyone is paid accurately. 

Whew! That’s a lot of benefits! And, believe it or not, there’s more. The benefits can go on and on because, at the end of the day, there are infinite benefits to working smarter, not harder. Keep reading to learn five more reasons why small business owners can benefit from investing in a comprehensive employee scheduling software and how we can help! If you’re ready to get started, schedule your free demo now

Gives You A Visual of Your Labor Budget

Estimating how much you will be spending on labor each month is important to your business’ overall budget. More importantly, though, is understanding whether or not you are staying within your labor budget. You might realize that you are overstaffing your store or losing money by scheduling too many staff members for overtime. Our employee scheduling software can give you a report of your estimated versus actual labor budget. 

Helps Accurately Track Accrued Paid Time Off

If your employee insists that they have accrued more time off than they have, you’ll be in for a whirlwind of checking spreadsheets and making calculations to get to the truth. Using an intuitive scheduling software, however, can automatically track the number of hours an employee has worked over a length of time and calculate their accrued PTO hours. 

Reduces Risk Of Violating Labor Laws

Violating labor laws can result in large fines or even lawsuits, especially when it comes to employing minors who have strict workload limits. A fully customizable scheduling software can allow you to set hour limits per employee, ensuring that the 16-year-old that you have employed doesn’t work more than their allotted hours. Our software can alert you when employees are approaching these limits so you can choose to not schedule them further. 

Saves You Time 

Most importantly, employee scheduling software will save you valuable time that you can then put elsewhere. You can spend more time growing your business and spend nights with your family instead of spending it working through a dozen schedules. 

Try Our Software Today

We are dedicated to making your life as a business owner easier. We also want to make sure you love our software before you buy it. If you could benefit from the above, then schedule a free trial of our employee scheduling software or reach out to learn more