Employee Scheduling

Employee Scheduling Software

Create the perfect schedule every week

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Explore employee scheduling software for small to mid-sized businesses.
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Schedules do more than just ensure the right person is at the right place at the right time to get work done. From predictive schedules and forecasting to fatigue management and compliance, schedules have the unique ability to impact strategic business areas such as the employee experience, labor costs, and the bottom line.

With employee scheduling software, you can automate the process of creating and managing employee work schedules—whether you’re running a restaurant, retail store, healthcare facility, or another business. You can build flexible schedules that fit your employees’ lives, while using data-driven insights to fit demand. When you have the people with the right skills staffed at the right time, you put your employees and your business on the path to success. A modern employee scheduling software takes the guesswork out of scheduling by:

  • Automating scheduling
  • Improving employee communication
  • Reducing labor costs
  • Making smart staffing decisions 
  • Creating accurate forecasting
  • Saving managers time
  • Adhering to compliance and safety standards 
  • Observing employees preferences and availability

Employee Scheduling Software — What should it include?

Solve your scheduling challenges with auto-generated schedules and accurate forecasting.

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Real-time staffing visibility

Gain visibility into staffing coverage in real time so you can feel confident in your schedule and not overwork your people. With UKG solutions, over and understaffing can be analyzed quickly for smarter staffing adjustments in the moment.

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Convenient mobile-first access

The mobile-first, responsive design lets your people perform all scheduling and staffing tasks on any mobile device. Getting scheduling and shift details in an instant right from your mobile device allows managers to make more informed decisions and keep the business on target while empowering your employees.

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Optimized and accurate forecasts

Leverage our advanced artificial intelligence engine to optimize the planning and scheduling of labor resources and generate an accurate forecast. UKG scheduling tools offer enhanced insight and a range of definable metrics based on your business, scheduling, and people data.

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Long-term planning

Use machine learning to get a long-term view into your future staffing and business needs to prepare for any scenario and take a more strategic approach to your people strategy. Bring clarity and focus to your operations, finance, and HR functions with more visibility into your labor needs.

Benefits of a Modern Employee Scheduling Software

Take the guesswork out of scheduling.

Align your people to customer demand to ensure the right people are always on the job. With the right scheduling tool, you can schedule according to fluctuating business demand, minimize wasteful overstaffing, and avoid unplanned overtime costs. You can balance business needs while ensuring your people get enough rest between and during shifts so they don’t burn out. Modern employee scheduling software also provides your people with convenient self-service capabilities from any device or location. Employees can view their schedule, request time off, identify shift preferences and easily swap shifts. With a modern employee scheduling software, you can empower your employees to manage their schedules while improving engagement.

FAQs about Employee Scheduling Software

Employee scheduling software creates and manages work schedules for employees. It ensures effective staffing, proper coverage, and compliance with labor laws.

Effective scheduling ensures efficient operations, reduces labor costs, prevents overstaffing or understaffing, manages compliance, and enhances the employee experience by contributing to accurate, fair, and predictable schedules so that employees can plan their personal time outside of work.

Employee scheduling software streamlines the process of schedule creation, automates shift changes, tracks time, and improves communication. It optimizes workforce management and productivity.

Whether you’re a local, small business, or a large, complex organization, a modern employee scheduling software is the most effective way to schedule your employees. The technology assists you in accurately and efficiently scheduling your employees by helping you plan your scheduling needs ahead of time, evaluate your staffing levels and availability, review shift swaps, stay compliant with local rules and regulations, and communicate the schedule with your employees quickly, easily, and fairly.

Any business with hourly employees or skills-based schedules, such as restaurants, retail stores, healthcare facilities, and service industries, benefit from employee scheduling software. It helps to ensure that you have the right mix of employees where they’re needed most at any given time.

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