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Opening in February of 2008 just in time for Valentine’s Day, Life’s So Sweet Chocolates has quickly grown into a local favorite. Depending on the time of the year, the shop maintains 7 to 8 staff members. With a multiplying team, the store’s manager faced the growning pains of employee availability and turnover.
Before Shiftplanning, the owner of the chocolate shop was using paper and outlook for scheduling, which was not only time consuming but also not very effective as a solution. ShiftPlanning presented a clear opportunity to streamline scheduling and manage availability and vacation requests.
With a young staff, the manager aims to teach gear employees with experience they can take as they graduate college and move on to career positions. ShiftPlanning has aided in teaching efforts as the program allows for staff members to take responsibilty and become a part of the scheduling process. As a web-based employee scheduling solution, ShiftPlanning is available at anytime via internet connected devices such as pcs, netbooks, tablets, and phones. This is especially beneficial to a younger employee-base who is always used to being ‘connected’. The manager describes ShiftPlanning as:
an easy to use, accessible system that works to solve the employee scheduling problems
– Darlynne Overbaugh, Life’s So Sweet Chocolates
ShiftPlanning hopes to remain easy-to-use and accessible to organizations of all sizes including small businesses like Life’s So Sweets Chocolates.
You can see the full case study at shiftplanning.com/lifessosweetchocolates.