In a lot of ways, we currently live in the advanced tech age that early sci-fi movies predicted. Most of us have computers in our pockets, and while there aren’t flying cars yet, there are drones! If you own a restaurant, it’s essential to put some of this new restaurant tech to use.
If you implement the latest innovations like restaurant employee scheduling software you’ll love the improved efficiency it brings, and your staff will also love the streamlined processes that make their lives easier. Here are three few ways that employee scheduling software will give your restaurant a boost that works for everybody.
1. Better Schedules in Less Time
No employee likes to be the one saddled with the responsibility of creating the schedule. Juggling so many people’s personal needs against the requirements of the job can be difficult and frustrating.
Now, employee scheduling software uses automation where possible as well as manual inputs from staff to create schedules in up to 80% less time than it would otherwise take. Even the calls and texts required to produce a schedule that take place outside work are reduced by 70%.
All in all, your staff will love how much simpler this task is with the advanced restaurant tech, and they’ll also gain independence as they feel like their personal lives are easier to manage. Meanwhile, the restaurant can keep employees happy and has its staffing needs organized faster, and the time saved leads directly to a 1-3% reduction in labor costs.
2. Modern Time Clock
Forget the time clocks at your old job where you could only punch in or out of work. Employee scheduling software has its own modern time clock, with improvements on old features as well as introducing new ones: for example, it can work offline, track tips, and help manage breaks.
Now, employees can tell the time clock they’re going out for “coffee,” “lunch,” or whatever custom breaks your restaurant offers. This gives managers deeper insights into attendance and productivity.
Managers will love that the time clock can sign out employees who accidentally forgot to sign out at the end of their shift. It also prevents early punching in and unauthorized punching in from employees who don’t have a shift scheduled.
The time clock also enforces breaks to help ensure that employees get the time off that they’re meant to have. When signing out they’ll be prompted to track how much they made in tips, which helps the restaurant identity peak hours and superstar employees.
3. Smarter Communication
Modern communication is all about seamlessness: endless chats that waste time are the enemy of efficient communication! Employee scheduling software allows managers to send one-way messages to employees when they need to be informed about something.
When dialogue is needed, it’s easy to create a chat group with certain individuals, a specific team, or whatever configuration is necessary.
Employee scheduling software will make life easier for your staff, whether they’re washing dishes or managing the restaurant. This technology wasn’t exactly depicted in science fiction movies, but the restaurant tech of the future is efficient, streamlined, and designed to drive results for your restaurant, things all your staff will love.