3 Benefits of an Enterprise-Wide Scheduling Solution

 
 

Automated scheduling helps your organization achieve cost savings and create process efficiencies.

These benefits, however, don’t need to end with your Operations professionals—the schedulers, the demand planners, the shift managers and supervisors. They can (and should) extend to your hourly employees and corporate departments, like HR, as well.

Cloud-based automated employee scheduling systems allow for an easy integration enterprise-wide. Meaning that the benefits of having a centralized scheduling solution can be attained by everyone in the organization.

Integrating with your current HCM, T&A, Payroll, and ERP platforms means that you won’t have to worry about overhauling your existing systems. This saves you time and money while ensuring that all internal systems are communicating succinctly.

The technology is available. Here are 3 ways everyone can benefit from it.

Operations: A Comprehensive Scheduling Solution

Automating scheduling and leave management across the organization makes it possible to capture complex employee, scheduling, and compliance rules in the process.

Everyone has the correct workforce management data available, allowing those on the ground floor, from the scheduler to the shift supervisor, to uncover ROI in unexpected places. Now that they aren’t spending countless hours creating the schedules, they can spend time on business-driving initiatives like scheduling strategically, training new hires, cross-training, or other crucial projects..

Yes, you can create a schedule in minutes that matches the labor need of your organization. But that’s just the beginning. Here are a few examples of what integrated WFM data can unveil:

  • A Qualification Management System highlights the best workers for each job, meaning you avoid costly compliance penalties and employee downtime by ensuring that everyone is eligible

  • Historical trends of peak and off-peak times alert you to when it would be most cost-effective to distribute (or not distribute) overtime

  • Digitized job bidding provides a centralized trail of an employee’s entire skillset beyond the job they are currently working, which can be leveraged when trying to fill a vacancy

Shift Employees: A System They’ll Actually Want to Use

Employees want to take part in the scheduling process—after all, the hours they are assigned affects not just their paycheck, but their perceived work/life balance.

In fact, the majority of hourly workers surveyed by Software Advice stated that they would use a mobile scheduling app if it were offered by their employer. 47% claimed they would use the “request time off” feature the most, while the ability to trade shifts (39%) and to pick up shifts (38%) also ranked highly.

By increasing employee engagement, you are giving your employees more transparency and control. You are also alleviating some of the admin work that the scheduler or shift supervisor was previously responsible for. It’s a win-win!

With automation, employee schedules and leave approvals are transparent, encouraging the use of the mobile app. Meanwhile, management doesn’t have to spend so much time answering those pesky scheduling questions.

Corporate: A Cost-Saving Software

Want to cut costs on internal support teams and overall change management? You need to be reaping the benefits of system upgrades that happen automatically!

With Indeavor, you partner with our service and support team, from integration design and setup to management and hosting. This ensures that your system stays relevant and generates ever-increasing ROI.

For HR specifically, you can leverage our solution as a recruiting tool. It’s clear that employees do want to see their schedule in advance and have Employee Self-Service capabilities like requesting time off or shift swapping. It’s time to make that happen!

The Indeavor Solution

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Workloud is our workforce management SaaS solution which offers clients an end-to-end, cloud-based employee scheduling, time & attendance, and absence management system. Workloud integrates with your human capital management and enterprise resource planning systems to create a robust platform that provides you with real-time employee data.