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"Employee scheduling automates the process of creating and maintaining a schedule. Automating the scheduling of employees increases productivity and makes many secretarial and manual scheduling positions obsolete".
Such solution usually tracks vacation time, sick time, compensation time, and alert when there are conflicts. As scheduling data is accumulated over time, it may be extracted for payroll or to analyse past activity.
Although employee scheduling software may or may not make optimisation decisions, it does manage and coordinate the tasks. Today's employee scheduling software often includes mobile applications. Mobile scheduling further increased scheduling productivity and eliminated inefficient scheduling steps.
According to Mophie, people are constantly on the move. The traditional work practice of working via a workstation and computer is no longer feasible. Based on their reports, the mobile data traffic was nearly 12 times the size of the entire global internet. And the top mobile phone activities are:
- Talking - 23 minutes
- Texting - 20 minutes
- Email - 18 minutes
- Browsing websites - 16 minutes
- Social networking - 11 minutes
Here you have it. Today's workforce is highly adaptable and flexible. As a high performing organisation, be sure to empower your staff with mobility in workforce scheduling and planning.