Many small business owners have worked hard to create something successful from the ground up. This will-power to build something from nothing is often accompanied by a do-it-yourself attitude. While this attitude is essential for many aspects of running a successful small business, it can also become a detrimental habit that borders on stubbornness. At some point, you must accept that if there is a better and easier way to do something, you should do it. Work smarter, not harder. 

One area where many small business owners can benefit from working smarter — and not harder — is scheduling employee shifts. It seems like such a simple task and is certainly doable by hand when you only have a handful of employees to account for. However, it is also a task that can easily be made more efficient without breaking the bank. 

In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss a few reasons why small business owners need to utilize employee scheduling software. If you’re a small business owner who is struggling to find a good way to keep track of employee schedules, we’d love to schedule a free demo of our software.

Employees Can See Their Schedules Anytime, From Anywhere

How much time do you waste responding to texts from employees asking, “Am I working this weekend?” With our employee scheduling software, they can view their schedule online as soon as it’s available. This not only saves you the hassle of answering their questions, but it also makes their life easier so they can plan their life around their schedule. 

Employees Can Be Automatically Reminded Of Their Shifts

To follow up on the previous point, your scheduling software can actually email or text employees their schedules automatically, so you don’t even need to send out a reminder that the most recent schedule has been posted. 

Eliminates The Room For Error

Humans make errors, but with an intuitive employee scheduling software, that risk of error is extremely reduced. As we mentioned above, employees always have access to their schedule. This prevents accidentally sending employees the wrong schedule or scheduling them when they have previous engagements. 

Prevents Over-Scheduling

Overscheduling can wreak havoc on your employees’ work-life balance as well as on your labor budget! Our scheduling software will alert you when employees are approaching overtime to prevent you needing to pay an employee time-and-a-half simply due to poor planning. 

Ensures Accurate Payroll

When things such as time-and-a-half or extra pay for holidays to come up, it can make payroll difficult. It’s easy to let small things slip through the cracks and you might accidentally over- or under-pay someone, leading to frustration from every angle. An employee scheduling software like ours fully integrates payroll into the scheduling process, creates error-free timesheets, can account for special pay situations, and can be exported to major payroll providers. 

Learn More About Employee Scheduling Software Next Week

If you’re not already convinced, don’t worry. Next week, we’ll be continuing this topic and discussing a few more reasons why small business owners need a comprehensive employee scheduling software

In the meantime, feel free to schedule your demo of our software or reach out if you have any questions