It’s a well known but dreaded fact that a great number of restaurants need to shut down before they’ve been open for even a full year, and many of those that do survive have a fragile financial situation. It’s always been hard to manage a restaurant: serving delicious food is not enough.
To help make your restaurant’s bottom line work, there’s a new technology: employee scheduling software. Keep reading to learn more about it.
Amazing Schedules, Sooner
Like its name suggests, employee scheduling software can produce schedules that all your staff will love in up to 80% less time than it would otherwise take. Increasing profits is all about finding efficiencies, and when you get perfect schedules every time it means your workers can focus more on their real tasks in the restaurant and less time figuring out when they’ll work next.
Employee scheduling software reduces the amount of phone calls and text messages required to iron out a schedule by 70%, sparing your staff of a frustrating and time-consuming task. The happier they are the more likely you are to reduce turnover at your restaurant, historically one of the greatest challenges a restaurant faces.
Keep Your Restaurant Organized and Structured
With employee scheduling software, the intuitive means of keeping connected ensures that your restaurant is always fully staffed, and has its scheduling organized effortlessly and well in advance.
The very instant employees learn their work availability they can relay this information to their manager remotely through the cloud-based app. They can also request days off by the same process, which the manager can approve of remotely too.
This more streamlined process puts an end to the days of pencilling your availability into a crowded calendar in the staff room. All the time saved by employee scheduling software results in a 1-3% reduction in labor costs, one of the biggest drains on a restaurant’s finances.
Manager Log Books
In business, knowledge is power, and the manager log books in employee scheduling software let you know about everything that’s going on at each location of your restaurant. Every statistic that you could want to track — such as labor costs, total sales, labor as a percentage, weather, and shift feedback — is presented clearly, and in a way that’s easy to compare against past stats.
You can decide to track custom stats that are uniquely important to your restaurant. The books are cloud-based so they’re always accessible, impossible to lose, and they get updated in real time. Managers and executives always have an aerial view as well as a data-driven understanding of everything going on inside their restaurant.
Modern technology can be exciting, but sometimes its abundance and complexity can be overwhelming. When you find a tool as powerful and easy to use as employee scheduling software, and one that has such an immediate and direct impact on your bottom line, this is technology you can’t afford not to use.