Why your business needs demand-based employee scheduling
Eliminating inefficiencies and enhancing productivity is a must when managing any shift-based workforce, and yet so many businesses struggle to create rotas that are cost-effective and ensure the business is not over or under-staffed.
Historically, many have resorted to guesswork or gut instinct to predict, demand and build a rota accordingly. This is not only time-consuming, but also ineffective, and can be damaging to the bottom line. As a result, businesses could be missing out on sales, keeping guests waiting, or spending money on surplus staff.
Demand-based scheduling enables managers to perfectly align the number of employees scheduled with the number of customers that will be coming through the door. It also enables them to ensure staff with the necessary roles and skills are scheduled on at the relevant time.
How do demand-based rotas work?
A demand-based rota leverages the latest technology to analyse data inputs, taking into account built-in rulesets to generate a comprehensive forecast of exactly who needs to be scheduled on, and when.
It will then automatically construct a rota with blank shifts, which can be assigned to employees at the click of a button using Roubler’s smart rota feature.
This provides managers with a simple and automated way to meet forecast demand while reducing compliance-related risks and helping eliminate budget blow-outs.
What are the benefits of demand-based scheduling?
- Prevent over or under-staffing
- Create a rota within budget
- Ensure staff have the correct roles and skills
- Reduce compliance risk
- Minimise labour costs
- Increase sales and revenue
- Achieve lean operations.
How can businesses create demand-based rotas?
The demand-based scheduling feature is now live on Roubler’s all-in-one platform. If you are an existing customer, please contact your account manager if you would like additional training. If you are not currently a Roubler customer and would like to find out more, then please contact our team today!