Improve Shift Scheduling for Happier Employees

employee scheduling software for small business Columbia

Shift scheduling is important for everyone in your company. You can dramatically improve your schedules with shift scheduling software. When you schedule better, your employees can serve your customers better.

Spreadsheets don’t cut it.

Why?

Spreadsheets don’t have scheduling tools. They really only work to record data. You can’t manipulate the data very easily.

If you are using basic spreadsheets, you are missing out on features that could help you become an expert employee scheduler.

“Does it cost a lot?”

TimeSimplicity, the shift scheduling software from Columbia EDP is very affordable. Because it’s cloud-based, you don’t have a large upfront cost With cloud-based scheduling software, it’s like paying a monthly subscription. The price is based on the number of employees. Since you only pay a small fee per employee, it’s affordable for the smallest business. Your IT department won’t even need to be involved.

You access TimeSimplicity with a web browser. That means you can create schedules from any mobile device.

“Is it hard to learn how to use TimeSimplicity?”

If you use a calendar app on your phone, you can use TimeSimplicity. Its simple tools are very powerful—but very easy to use. You can drag-and-drop employees into shifts. Copy schedules forward. Adjust as needed. Create schedule templates for departments or locations. See schedules by day, week, or month.

How does TimeSimplicity help me schedule better?

  • Make multiple schedules faster
  • Avoid shorthanded shifts
  • Prevent overstaffing
  • Respond to fluctuating staffing demands quickly
  • Make schedules far in advance so your employees can plan ahead
  • Reduce confusion
  • Gain control over labor costs
  • Keep your managers and employees happy
  • Forecast staffing needs

With TimeSimplicity, you create employee profiles that help you schedule. When you pull a team member into a shift, the system will notify you if they aren’t available. It will also alert you if you don’t cover the necessary qualifications during a shift. You will be guided by your custom rules at every turn. It lets you outsource your memory. TimeSimplicity is like a super-smart assistant that never forgets anything.

When you can accommodate your staff members’ shift preferences, they can focus on their jobs. When you can easily make schedules months in advance, your business runs better. Your staff members can serve your customers better—and that’s always good for your bottom line.

Contact Columbia EDP for information regarding WorkforceHUB™UPGRADE TODAY

Columbia EDP offers WorkforceHUB, the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and company workflows.

WorkforceHUB includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, TimeWorks Mobile, and ApplicantStack. We’ve just added recruiting, onboarding, benefits enrollment, performance reviews, and employee engagement! WorkforceHUB was developed for busy employers like you who need to reduce cost-per-hire, streamline scheduling, automate time tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and lower labor costs.

How much can you save? Check our Columbia EDP ROI Calculator.

We can get you up and running with WorkforceHUB immediately. Contact us today to schedule a demo.

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