Solutions To 7 Frustrating Employee Scheduling Problems

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Employee scheduling doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore. TimeSimplicity is your solution.

TimeSimplicity is the easy-to-use Coastal Human Resource Group, Inc employee scheduling system. It syncs with TimeWorksPlus, the industry-leading time and attendance product.

Let’s discuss some of the specific problems TimeSimplicity it solves.

Frustrating Problem #1 Scheduling people in two or more places at the same time.

Solution: If you make schedules for two locations, it’s twice as complicated. When an employee is scheduled in two places for the same shift, you have to scramble to find someone to take one of the shifts. Prevent this hassle. Use TimeSimplicity to alert you when you to try to double-book.

Frustrating Problem #2 Scheduling staff members to departments/job positions for which they are not qualified.

Solution: In TimeSimplicity, you create work groups. Organize your employees by their qualifications. When making a schedule, the employee will only show up in the appropriate work group.

Frustrating Problem #3 Difficulty keeping track of when employees can and cannot work.

Solution: TimeSimplicity has a preferences feature that allows employees to indicate the times they cannot work, dislike working, or like working. TimeSimplicity alerts you if you try to schedule a team member when they can’t or don’t like to work. Make fewer schedule changes. Keep your employees happy and engaged.

Frustrating Problem #4 Accidentally scheduling an employee when they are on vacation.

Solution: When a vacation request is approved in TimeWorksPlus, the information is sent to TimeSimplicity. TimeSimplicity displays the vacation period in your schedule. You won’t accidentally schedule an employee during their vacation.

Frustrating Problem #5 Difficulty keeping track of who has certifications, permits, and licenses to do certain jobs.

Solution: TimeSimplicity alerts you when a certification, permit, or license is coming up for renewal, based on custom thresholds.

Frustrating Problem #6 It’s hard to see who is available to pick up a shift when an employee calls out.

Solution: If you need to find someone quickly to cover a shift, highlight the shift and click on the Who Can Work icon. TimeSimplicity will show you all the workers who are available.

You can immediately send out mass texts and/or emails to notify all or select employees the shift is available for pickup. Or you can select a staff member from the list to assign the shift to.

Frustrating Problem #7 Scheduling staff members’ shifts too close together.

Solution: Set proximity schedule compliance rules. TimeSimplicity will alert you if you try to schedule shifts too close together.

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Coastal Human Resource Group, Inc offers WorkforceHUB, the unified Human Resources portal that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your supervisors, employees, and company.

WorkforceHUB includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, TimeWorks Mobile, and ApplicantStack. We’ve just added recruitment, onboarding, benefits enrollment, performance reviews, and employee engagement! WorkforceHUB is created for busy employers like you who need to reduce cost-per-hire, streamline scheduling, automate time tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and lessen labor costs.

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