Rotas and Scheduling – How to avoid a meltdown

Rotas and Scheduling - How to avoid a meltdown

If the mere thought of organising your employees’ work schedule and rota gives you that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, you are not alone. You are also, we would imagine, not yet using cloud-based workforce planning software…

Drawing up rotas and scheduling for your business can be stressful enough to send even the calmest of people over the edge. After all, it’s not just number of workers themselves you need to worry about when putting your roster together; you also need to make sure you have the right combination of people and experience working each shift. Then there are absences to take into account – who has time booked off and when. This pain is only magnified when you are manually imputing the data onto a spreadsheet and have to juggle with several shift patterns, overtime, sick leave, holiday tracking and perhaps even multiple job sites or branches. No sooner do you think the job’s finally done when at least one member of staff request a change. Another will remember they need a holiday day booked off.

Despite your very best intentions, you’re back to square one. In fact, by the time you finish one, it’s almost time to do the next, right?

There is another way, believe us; rotas and schedules needn’t spark feelings of impending doom, you just need reliable workforce management software in place.

Enter Employee Attendance Cloud by Chronologic.

EAC offers a range of features and functionality that can be tailored to fit the way your organisation works, with a number of options for managing your shifts and rotas depending on your business needs, which could be doubles, four-on-four-off, and so on. You can add and amend shifts as and when required, or just copy them over from one week to the next.

Instead of the weight of rotas and scheduling falling on the shoulders of a single HR person or a small team in the HR department, wrangling with the needs and wants of tens, even hundreds, of employees, EAC can do all the heavy lifting for you.

The same goes with rotas for any extra shifts that need cover if you’re dealing with working patterns that are more flexible, as these can change on a day-to-day basis. EAC allows you to see a detailed a week-in-view, and to then simply drag and drop your shifts into place to meet your demands. Not only that, but there are also tools available to support budget planning and management, maximum working hours, and more.

If you like the sound of all this (and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t?), why not book yourself in for a free demo with a member of the EAC team, who will find out more about your business needs and show you how EAC can make your life easier.