• The Predictive Rush

    Over the past few years, many jurisdictions have passed predictive rules including: San Francisco’s Retail Workers Bill of Rights Seattle’s Secure Scheduling Law New York City’s Fair Workweek regulation Oregon Senate Bill 828 – Predictive...

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  • Account for Availability

    Author: Gurpreet Banwait Scheduling is a challenging task. You try to build the schedule in a fair manner that supports the needs of your business. However, what invariably happens is that as soon as you...

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  • Geofencing

    Running a normal business is difficult, but running a business where your employees work remotely can be a nightmare. Scheduling and remotely monitoring these employees are even worse. If you manually keep track of remote...

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  • How Celayix Was Developed

    Author: Mark Graylish Like many things in life, the software development process is an art form which balances various conflicting priorities, resources, and time-lines. Everywhere from the highest levels of government, through business, art, and...

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  • Anywhere & Anytime

    Author: Chris Peckover Today’s world is constantly on the go, and many businesses run 24/7.  In this type of competitive environment, you need something that separates you from the competition. There is a requirement for...

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  • Quality Assurance is the Whole Team’s Job

    Author: Ian Stewart An essential part of producing staff scheduling software is quality assurance. That means to say that software companies must assure themselves that their scheduling software has an acceptable level of bugs before...

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  • Getting the Word Out

    Author: Jeff Morris OK, so you’ve got a great scheduling system, a fantastic skilled, motivated workforce, and enough business to keep everyone busy for a long time. Now, how do you get the word out...

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  • Labor Forecasting

    Author: Geoffrey McLennan In previous blog posts, we have detailed our progress in our Labor Forecasting tool, which is currently in its Beta phase. This tool has features that allow users to create events that...

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  • Cloud Computing

    In the past, we wrote about how we are migrating our software from a desktop interface to a web interface. We are also migrating our technology from Celayix-hosted computing to cloud computing. What is the...

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  • Online Schedule Maker

    Today’s world is constantly on the go, and many businesses run 24/7.  In this type of competitive environment, you need something that separates you from the competition. There is a requirement for many businesses to...

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  • Payroll-Based Journal Reporting

    WHAT IS PBJ? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon be requiring all nursing facilities to submit staffing information electronically. The CMS has instituted a system for providers to electronically submit their...

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  • Automation of Schedule Change Communications

    An advanced employee scheduling software, such as Celayix eTime Xpress, addresses many of the challenges and complexities of scheduling employees, fulfilling client contracts, reducing labor costs, and optimizing resources. Quick and powerful tools allow schedulers...

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  • Mobile First or Mobile Only?

    The desktop – laptop – mobile device trinity has been a common sight at school and in the workplace for the past decade. A person may have a desktop at home for personal use, a...

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  • Workflows in an Organization

    Author: Jeff Morris What is a workflow? A workflow, in simplest terms, is a series of steps which must be followed in a particular order so that an objective is met. There are many workflows...

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  • How Can Businesses Prepare

    Oregon’s proposed “predictive scheduling law” is currently at the epicenter of the workers’ rights movement. The goal of this is to allow workers to have a more stable and predictable work schedule. The law is...

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  • Automating Attendance Matching

    One of the tasks that someone at your company will need to do for payroll and billing is calculating the hours that employees have worked. This usually involves reviewing the employee attendance data and matching...

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  • Authentication and Buddy Punching

    Buddy punching is a time & wage theft that is common amongst hourly workers. An employee gets another employee to punch the time clock for him (or her) because they are late or absent. This...

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  • It Pays to be Flexible

    Author: Gavin Petch, Implementation Specialist In this day and age, the demands from customers is ever changing, therefore you want a software suite that can adapt to your business needs quickly and easily. We believe...

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  • Visual Patterns

    Employee scheduling can be a complex and time-consuming process. The schedule has to satisfy multiple requirements, and finding a good solution is challenging and maybe even impossible in some cases. Generic scheduling solutions for requirements such...

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  • Templates for the Hospitality Industry

    Author: Geoffrey McLennan, Developer At Celayix, we’ve noticed a common pattern in how our scheduling software is used by our customers in the hospitality industry. Very often, the type or number of shifts that need...

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  • Where’s your staff?

    Authors: Calvin Ng, Developer and Merry Chen, UX Designer We’ve talked about what geofencing is in a previous blog post, but how does it all work under the hood? As it turns out, geofencing is...

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  • Minimum Viable Product vs Enterprise Suite?

    Author: Ante Beslic, Senior Software Engineer A lot has been said about the importance of getting to the market early, making sure your product gets exposure, and positioning on the market by “being the first...

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  • Improve Accuracy and Save Time

    Authors: Maggie Ng, Developer & Martin Vondracek, Front End Developer Imagine you are a supervisor and need to create and communicate a schedule for a group of part-time employees week over week. Each employee has...

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  • Why do we need Quality Assurance?

    Authors: Mitch Magureanu, QA Analyst & Chris Peckover, Support Specialist Why do we need QA and what is it?  QA stands for quality assurance.  Why do we need it? It can be summed up by a...

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  • Change is Good for Everyone

    Author: Gavin Petch, Implementation Specialist In this day and age, where information is at our finger tips, there is now an expectation that all software should live up to this. Our client base at Celayix...

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  • Migration from Desktop

    Authors: Ian Stewart, Developer and Godot Bian, Co-op Junior Developer To bring our clients more value with cutting edge technologies, Celayix has decided to make the transition from our eTime desktop application to a new...

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