Started in 1985 The Altrusa Club (a group of businesswomen) had many employees that were the victim of Domestic Violence. They saw a need for having a safe place for these victims to go to. One of their members owned a home that they donated for this new venture. Altrusa members volunteered their time to staff the shelter. Today it has grown into The Kosiusko County Shelter for Abuse, Inc.d.b.a. The Beaman Home. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have a jail ministry, an outreach ministry, a help center, and a basic needs center.
We have 9 employees and it’s challenging to schedule 9 people to staff the shelter 24/7. I try to make sure the part time people that work have every 3rd weekend off.
I just took over as the program manager in June of 2011. Previously, I had to work every single weekend for 3 years. No weekends off! I wanted to make some changes so employees would be able to have some weekends off. I tried Excel spreadsheets and different programs.
I happened upon the work scheduler ShiftPlanning’s application, while doing an Internet search. With ShiftPlanning we have more time off and less time spent scheduling! We would definitely recommend the ShiftPlanning to others. The ShiftPlanning team has been very helpful when I ask them questions.
It saves me so much time! I would recommend it to anyone – Tonya Coldren – The Beaman.
The work schedule maker ShiftPlanning has had a very big impact on our business both for managers and employees. It is so convenient to be able to see the whole scheduling picture visually in front of you. Our employees are very happy. The clocking in and out feature really helps us cut costs.
We really like the message wall: I can post any announcements I need to that employees can see when they go to clock in.
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