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Employee scheduling tips

Another sure way to increase your bottom line is to schedule employees properly. We all know how costsly it can be with high turnover rates and the costs associated with recruiting and training new workers than it does to take care of the good ones you already have. When you have stressed and burned out employees because of last minute scheduling conflicts it can make for an unnecessary disaster. By making advanced scheduling a priority, you can result in happier employees who are more consistent which helps decrease turnover.

  • As part of any business your thought process should be thinking about the future. This means your employee schedule as well. If you're consistently growing at a particular rate, apply that to your forecasts for upcoming months and handle your workforce and scheduling accordingly.

  • We've all heard the golden rule, treat others the way you'd want to be treated. This is especially true to your employees. That means accommodating their requests and not consistently scheduling them last-minute or asking for too many favors. They can be your biggest advocate and you want to treat them fairly.

  • Technology is huge right now and only growing! There are tons of software applications out there to help with employee scheduling. Having an obsolete or hard to use employee scheduling system in place will only confuse, frustrate and annoy both you and employees, so be sure not to cut corners when doing your research. There are even schedules that allow you to group text while discussing schedules, keeping everyone on the same page.

  • If you're scheduling based on what you think is best for your business instead of your employees you may be breaking the law so it's also best to follow the rules. Remember, your CPA and payroll partner are great resources to help you understand your labor laws and make sure you're in compliance with them.

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