Our top tips to transition from manual employee scheduling
Digital innovation has been something of a buzzword for years now.
Finding new, more efficient ways of working is a priority for many businesses.
Some are even looking to completely overhaul and transform their capabilities.
This often means purchasing and adopting new tools.
But any significant technological investment has risks associated with it. And companies are right to be cautious when it comes to trying cutting-edge technologies.
Embracing new tools before your competitors can give you an edge in your industry, placing you as an innovative market leader and delivering performance that others can’t match.
But sometimes investing in solutions that aren’t tried and tested backfires. There may be technical glitches, unforeseen complications, or even security loopholes that expose your organisation.
As a business owner or manager, you may find yourself agreeing with the sentiments above. But none of this is true when it comes to digital shift scheduling.
There are plenty of risky tech investments out there, but moving from a manual employee scheduling solution to a digital one doesn’t fit that category. Here’s why.
Adoption is easy
One of the great risks of any new tech investment in a business is that your employees don’t use the tools you invest in. If you’ve ever experienced this, you will understand the frustration it can cause.
And you’re far from alone. Almost every business has faced issues with employee adoption of digital tools, with some figures for this as high as 96%.
Fortunately, employee scheduling tools like Findmyshift are designed with easy adoption in mind. Building a digital schedule is as simple as drag and drop editing of a spreadsheet, with additional functionality to copy, swap, and edit shifts in bulk.
Rotas are also customisable to suit your business. Create shift templates, add different areas, pay rates, and rules, and make scheduling a breeze.
Employees will enjoy the change too. They won’t have to rely on remembering to consult a paper rota that could change after they’d last seen it.
Instead, employees always have access to the latest version of the rota through the Findmyshift site (both desktop and mobile versions) as well as the easy-to-use app.
Start saving time straight away
Creating, updating, and distributing new versions of a rota is a serious time drain for managers. Using a digital solution, you might have one week where setting things up takes a little longer, but from then one, scheduling will take a matter of minutes.
The time savings that moving to a digital platform will offer can be used in other areas of your business, having an active positive impact. Imagine you were able to save all that time and put it towards marketing, employee engagement, or creating better experiences for your customers?
Digital shift scheduling is an established solution
We’re not talking about quantum computing or advanced artificial intelligence here. There is no chance that your Findmyshift rota is going to become sentient and decide to exterminate your business for the greater good.
On a more serious note, the fact that Findmyshift has been in use since 2004 and now serves over half a million employees worldwide means that we’re pretty confident in how it works.
Of course, we’re always looking for ways to implement new features and improvements, but it’s unlikely that we’ll see any drastic issues. Our satisfied customers, including one who’s been with us since the beginning, are testament to that stability.
A low cost investment
Findmyshift operates a simple pricing model where businesses pay a fixed monthly cost per team, depending on the size of the team and the depth of functionality they need. Small teams with 5 team members or fewer can even use it for free!
With a low price and an option to commit only on a monthly basis, trying out a digital scheduling solution carries very little risk. You can even sign up for a free 3-month trial to see if Findmyshift is a good fit for your business.
If for whatever reason, you don’t get on with the software, you’re unlikely to have lost much, if anything.
But the potential benefits of revolutionising how you schedule your employees—achieving the digital innovation that’s such a hot topic right now—is surely worth the tiny risk.