If you’re a food franchise owner, you know that some of the biggest challenges your managers face on a daily basis are the ones that revolve around employees.
Not only is it challenging to find reliable help, but once you’ve hired and trained an employee for your franchise business you (or your manager) has to set-up employee schedules. Talk about challenging…
Go ahead; ask your food-service manager-or any food-service manager their feelings about employee scheduling. You’re bound to get an earful. That’s because employee scheduling is a huge source of stress for already stressed-out managers. Take it from one who knows; I was in food-service for years. Nothing made my blood-pressure rise more than scheduling-related issues. Employees were constantly calling in sick. Some of them didn’t even show up. Usually it was because they misread the posted schedule. But, there is a solution.
Employee Scheduling Solution
What if your manager…with only a click of the mouse, could create employee schedules and immediately send them right to the employees? Via email?
Wouldn’t it be great if employees could receive an email letting them know exactly when to work? Doing so would certainly go far in eliminating the “I didn’t know I was supposed to work” errors that are so common in food service. (Your manager can still print schedules for members of your staff that are less technical.)
Well, the technology to do what I’ve just described exists.
The Hello Scheduling Employee Scheduling Solution
Hello Scheduling is a San Francisco-based company that helps food-service mangers focus on increasing revenues. Their employee scheduling solution frees up your managers’ time.
Do you want your manager spending time on employee scheduling or on other tasks…like coming up with ways to increase revenue?
According to Jon Byrum, the founder of Hello Scheduling, “Employee scheduling is a soul-sapping function of any business with shift workers such as restaurants. It’s a real time-suck for today’s food-service franchise managers. But, it doesn’t have to be. With Hello Scheduling, managers can create the employee schedule in one click, communicate changes easily, and employees can access their schedule from the web and mobile.”
That’s right: With Hello Scheduling online employee scheduling software, managers will be able to create and publish employee schedule (s) online. That opens the door to employees having the ability to check their schedule from any computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
Now, before you say, “not every employee of ours has a computer, tablet or Smartphone,” I’d like you to read the next section.
Employee Scheduling Solution Includes Smartphones
The increased use of Smartphones is a perfect fit for Hello Scheduling.
According to *Pew Internet:
- 91% of American adults have a cell phone
- 56% of American adults have a smartphone
- 28% of cell owners own an Android; 25% own an iPhone; 4% own a Blackberry
*As of May 2013
In addition, researchers at Pew Internet found that:
- 67% of cell owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls-even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.
- 44% of cell owners have slept with their phone next to their bed because they wanted to make sure they didn’t miss any calls, text messages, or other updates during the night.
- 29% of cell owners describe their cell phone as “something they can’t imagine living without.”
A Timesaver: Hello Scheduling Employee Scheduling
An online scheduling system like Hello Scheduling really can-and really does help your managers save time.
Jon told me that some of his clients have reported that their managers are easily saving 4-6 hours per week by using the Hello Scheduling solution. That’s 20+ hours every month.
You didn’t hire your mangers to spend hours on end scheduling your employees. You hired them to manage.
Hello Scheduling allows them to do just that.
*** Special Offer! ***
If you sign-up for Hello Scheduling now, and put a special code in the shopping cart, you can save 50% every month-for 6 full months-on any plan you choose!
Just type this into the shopping cart upon checkout:
*Good for 50% off a subscription for the first 6 months. You must sign up by February 28th, 2014.
Go to the Hello Scheduling website to learn more about their employee scheduling solution.