Since 2003 In Play is a family entertainment centre. We host birthday parties and corporate events as well as offer families a place to play. We have two locations, and a variety of roles that can make staffing a tough task at times.
A family run business, we have 10-15 employees between 2 locations. Our schedule is based on customer sign ups. We are often updating the schedule as customers book events at the last moment.
Up until 2 years ago we were using paper and calling everyone with their schedule for the week ahead. Then we moved to an electronic schedule; it was good for a while but then started dropping shifts. Then we switched to the work schedule maker ShiftPlanning.
It has allowed our employees to mark off their unavailability, cutting down on the number of shift trade requests. The total hours scheduled for the week listed beside staff names is great for keeping hours in check and the division even.
I think everyone finds the schedule much easier now.- Talisa – Inplayinc
As a manager I spend way too much time scheduling but think I would spend all of my time working on the work scheduler if we were using something different. I also found most of the staff to be helpful.
I’ve posted on the wall a few times. The staff uses ShiftPlanning for all future shift requests, so we use the message / email function.
“We like that ShiftPlanning doesn't keep your data behind its walled garden.”- mashable.com
“With this tool, you can literally run tens of employees with ease.”- makeuseof.com
“It is an intuitive product, with a nice range of features.”- killerstartups.com