How do you know when it’s time to ditch the old paper schedule? When your scheduling solutions are creating more problems than they solve, consider how Homebase can make those problems go away.
Here are the top 10 reasons why this cloud software is so important for small business owners:
1. Keep track of which employee is responsible for which tasks within your schedules.
With custom scheduling, you will no longer have to struggle to remember all the work assignments for each team member and how it relates to their schedules. You can assign different templates to schedule each and every project of your employees.
2. Manage projects faster by receiving an alert as soon as your employees complete each important project.
Homebase allows you to do this through the schedule notifications feature. You can now check on the current status of assignments at any time and know as soon as their work is complete. You can get instant messages alerting you of their progress.
3. Know exactly who’s coming in early and who’s late easily.
The time clock feature is not just for checking the completion of an employee’s work. It also helps to keep track of when the employees are coming to work and when they are leaving. You’ll know when an employee is slacking long before you become so bogged down in work that you neglect to check.
4. Check who is available right now for urgent work in real time.
When you need to finish a project or cover a shift immediately, Homebase will allow you to check which employees are available to do the job now. You can also instantly see who has worked overtime already to distribute your workload efficiently while staying within your budget.
5. Recognize potential scheduling conflicts before they become a problem.
Once you automate your scheduling, you will save a lot of time. However, employees may still swap shifts or have variable scheduling needs from week to week. With Homebase, you can receive notifications immediately to ask for your approval before employees make shift or scheduling changes.
6. Check how many paid and unpaid leaves are available for an employee instantly.
When an employee requests time off, it’s often hard to keep track of when they have reached their limits. HomeBase lets you monitor breaks that are paid and unpaid within seconds.
7. Monitor your labor costs so that you don’t exceed your labor budget.
All you need to do is enter the wage rate for each of your employees when you first set it up. Then once you’ve integrated Homebase to your point-of-sale system, the software will automatically calculate your forecasted labor costs for you. If you know what percentage of your sales determines your labor budget, then you can easily view that data to schedule appropriately. Homebase also integrates a regularly updated weather forecast to help you plan ahead for staffing outdoor events.
8. Make new schedules faster without having to start from scratch.
Homebase allows you to simply replicate your previous schedule or make a few small, necessary changes in your shifts. With drag-and-drop features, reorganizing your schedules goes a lot faster.
9. Protect your schedule from unauthorized changes.
You can protect all of your employee data and schedules by using passwords so that no one can manipulate it — even if you leave your system unattended.
10. Save time with automated payroll-data exporting.
Homebase can export the details of all the employees to their respective payroll reports when the month ends. No longer do you have to waste time compiling payroll reports on your own.
If your current shift scheduling can’t do all this for you, then you know it’s time to upgrade to Homebase. It helps you keep track of everything you need to know about what is going on with your employees.