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Nate Winans

How to Make Scheduling Employees Easier

For managers who schedule shift-to-shift employees, there is a lot to be taken into consideration. Each week presents itself with new opportunities and challenges- shift changes, availability changes, time off requests, events where more or less staff is needed. You always want to make sure you have enough staff to meet the demands of each shift, but you also want to ensure you aren't overstaffing and increasing your labor costs.

How to Write Shift Notes

Shift notes help keep everyone updated and provide a record of what happened. Knowing who, what, when, where, how, and why something happened is crucial for your shift-to-shift business' success. It's an easy way to record everyone in one location for managers to review. There's an old saying for someone starting their shift, "don't go looking for the fire until you've read the daily log notes." Something may be happening for a reason and before jumping right into a shift to take action, take a moment to absorb the information and get a sense of what's happening and why.

Ways to Improve Shift-to-Shift Communication

Shift-to-shift businesses heavily rely on effective and efficient communication. Without effective communication, shift changes, swaps, drops, updates, you name it, fall through the cracks and people are left wondering what was, and what could've been. Improving your team's shift-to-shift communication shouldn't be a daunting task. It should be a welcomed opportunity to find where you currently stand, how you can improve, and how you can run a more efficient shift-to-shift business.

What's New in ShiftForce

We're hoping you've already heard the news, ShiftNote is now ShiftForce! It's exciting stuff! If you're already a ShiftNote user, please don't worry. Your account isn't going away any time soon. ShiftForce is a newer, more powerful, more awesomer workforce management solution designed to help you accomplish even more than you could in ShiftNote.