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How effective employee scheduling can transform your business

Although it may seem counter-intuitive to spend on new software, effective employee scheduling truly does have the potential to transform your business. We break down the benefits you can expect below.

Did you know that effective employee scheduling can drastically improve your business? That’s right, not only does it save you a lot money but it also improves employee retention, employee satisfaction, and overall morale. With the changes happening in people’s work lives e.g. working from home and shift work, effective employee scheduling is more important than ever. 

Employee scheduling software like Celayix takes the stress out of your scheduling. It frees up time and resources so your company can concentrate on the important things. 

What is employee scheduling software?

This is software that tracks time and attendance and uses AI to create your employee schedules for you. It is powerful software that helps to manage employees and tricky scheduling issues like overtime, buddy punching and absenteeism. It can also help you analyze whether new staff is required for your business purposes. Remove the tedious tasks and streamline the schedule creation process. Different software will have different features but many will include schedule templates, billing and payroll integrations and employee app for communicating with your teams. 


Let’s look at some of the most helpful benefits of effective employee scheduling software.

What are the benefits of effective employee scheduling?

IMPROVED EMPLOYEE RETENTION 

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Employee scheduling software often gives employees control over their own shifts with features like self-scheduling and shift-bidding. This allows your employees freedom over their work schedule which in turn will improve their work-life balance. This is super important for most employees as people want to make time for their personal life. When employees are happier at work and feel their workplace is affording them a positive work-life balance they are more likely to stay with your organization. This is called employee retention.  

Don’t just believe our word for it. In response to an annual survey done by FlexJobs said 16% of respondents said they are currently searching for a new job because of flexibility issues. 30% of respondents reported leaving a job because it did not offer flexible work options. While 80% stated they would be more loyal to their employers if they had flexible work options. So it seems flexibility is key to retaining those employees, and effective employee scheduling can help you achieve that.

Improved customer satisfaction

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Effective employee scheduling means you will always have the right number of staff working your available shifts and being understaffed is a thing of the past. Your business performance will suffer from understaffing and your customers will be the first to notice it. Continuous decreased performance leads to lower customer satisfaction. Customers may have to wait longer to hear back from your customer service team. This leads to feeling undervalued and they will end up taking their business elsewhere!

When your employee scheduling is on point, you will always have the right amount of people working a shift. This means your customer queries can be answered quickly and your customers aren’t left waiting. Over time, this builds strong customer relationships and builds your customer satisfaction, leading to customer referrals and increased revenue. A win-win!

Increased profitability 

You can spend a lot of unnecessary time and resources on employee scheduling if you do it the old-fashioned way. With effective employee scheduling software like Celayix, you can save $3,085 per month in recoverable costs associated with the time managing schedules. Check out our Cost-Benefit Analyzer yourself to see just how much you can save! 

A lot of companies are spending thousands on overtime that can be avoided. Employee scheduling software has got you covered. With our powerful rules-based engine, you can create a specific rule to prevent avoidable overtime. In fact, you can save approximately $6,000 per month by being able to cut out overtime. That’s a lot of monthly savings that can go right back into your business! 

Free up resources 

Another great thing about effective employee scheduling is that you can create schedule templates for weeks or months in advance easily. This means your scheduling team are spending fewer hours per month on creating complicated schedules. Why waste all that time when there’s software that does it for you! 

One of the most time-consuming parts of schedule creation is those pesky last-minute changes right when you think have created the perfect schedule. What if you could cut out all those last-minute changes completely? Well, now you can! You can involve your employees at the beginning of the schedule creation which avoids this.  

When choosing an employee scheduling software, you should opt for one that provides an employee mobile app also. Here, employees can view and request changes to their schedules instantly. They can also schedule themselves for any available shifts. No more redoing schedules and you have more time to concentrate on other areas of the business!

Another great way that employee scheduling software can free up your resources is the ability of payroll integration. This makes it quick and easy to transfer your necessary payroll information such as overtime hours, holidays, time off etc. Payroll errors can cost your business a lot of hassle. So let tried and tested software to handle the transfer of information and eliminate the possibility of human error.

What are you waiting for?

Transforming your business is easier said than done but a sure-fire way to help on get track is investing in employee scheduling software. You can see the amount of revenue saved for yourself with our Cost Benefit Analyzer. Now that you know how effective employee scheduling software can transform your business, why not reach out to one of our Solutions Advisors for a free live demo of Celayix? You won’t regret it! 

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