From a high school job managing a gas station to a 120 room hotel, from a restaurant serving thousands of people day to a 1200 room resort, as well as in retail, my travels through my career have included time doing labor scheduling for employees and managers.
Download a complimentary copy of my PDF, From Grids to Grins: Labor Scheduling for Business, for some of the tips and best practices that have been employed in developing labor schedules for business of any size.
Whether it proprietary software that the company provided to as an online tool such as TimeForge, or something as simple as a schedule written out on paper, putting together processes and best practices for labor scheduling are so important to running a tight ship and an efficient and effective labor team.
There are no excuses these days for managers and businesses to keep their HR team happy through effective scheduling done with enough notice for employees. For further tips on Labor Scheduling, check back issues of this column, as well as future posts that go into more detail on labor scheduling.