Employee input and effective staff communication is critical to running a successful and efficient business. From an employee’s perspective, there is nothing more frustrating than having a manager create schedule without any employee input. With employee involvement in the scheduling process, you can gain valuable feedback on shift hours and scheduling as well as create conflict free staff schedules. Furthermore, you will make the employees feel like they are being heard, respected and they will consequently be more likely to accept the schedule and shifts they are working, complain less and be more present and positive at work. Employee input is particularly important in businesses where management staff are not working on a shift schedule, as there may be kinks or issues that would normally fly under the radar.
Although it is impossible to keep everyone happy at all times, you should make employee input a priority when it comes to creating a staff schedule. Employee input is critical, as is avoiding a dictatorial position when creating schedules. If your employees feel like they have no say in the matter and cannot voice their opinions, they will grow to resent you and this will ultimately reflect poorly on your business. Providing the resources for easy and effective staff communication as well as encouraging employee input will raise morale and productivity, while lowering absenteeism, generating a greater and more desirable workplace. Employees will feel more involved in the staff scheduling process, which creates a greater sense of community that will be visible to your customers and clients.
Staff scheduling software like the one that ShiftPlanning offers gives you the opportunity to seek out employee opinions and suggestions on a regular basis and find ways to improve the staff scheduling process. It pays to be conscientious and thoughtful when creating your schedule. With our application, you will avoid scrambling to fill in for absent employees and dealing with other staff scheduling headaches. Effective communication of employee availability means that you will have less shift trades to approve and there will be fewer misunderstandings with the work schedule. This is all possible with our multifaceted workforce management software.
ShiftPlanning’s online staff scheduling software provides you with the necessary tools to communicate effectively with your employees and enables you to create schedules based on employee input. Your employees can indicate their weekly availability through their personal profiles, and this enables you, as a manager, to create conflict free schedules. Giving employees the freedom and responsibility of shift trading and filling open shifts is possible with our application, and this gives them power that they seek in their personal shift schedule. ShiftPlanning’s workforce management software encourages and enables employee input from all angles of staff scheduling, helping you create an effective and enjoyable workplace.