Running a restaurant is an intricate dance where many moving pieces need to move in harmony together for everybody to win: restaurants can\u2019t function unless the staff are organized and driven to succeed, but success also means a healthy budget.\r\n\r\nThankfully, modern technology like employee scheduling software manages to save the restaurant money in important ways, while also producing schedules all staff will love. Let\u2019s take a look at how it works.\r\nResponsive Schedules in Less Time, and Other Employee Benefits\r\nDepending on their nature, restaurants may open early and close late, and these factors may change on the weekend. Making matters more complicated, an employee who closes late on Saturday can\u2019t be expected to handle the Sunday brunch.\u00a0\r\n\r\nSorting out this puzzle every week is no longer a time-consuming burden when you schedule your employees\u2019 shifts with software that has been specifically designed to make this process easy for restaurants.\u00a0\r\n\r\nThe result is both better schedules and fewer headaches \u2014 the schedules are created in up to 80% less time than it would otherwise take. Your staff will also love being able to request days off and submit their work availability remotely, so they can more easily organize their personal lives.\r\n\r\nWith a built-in section for employee feedback, staff will like feeling that their concerns are being heard and addressed. If a staff member does have an issue to raise, the manager can find out about it before it has time to escalate into a bigger problem.\r\nImportant Cost Savings for Restaurants\r\nRestaurants are always looking for ways to reduce their costs without lowering the quality of the food they serve, or at the expense of other intangible aspects of the restaurant like the service or ambiance.\r\n\r\nOne immediate benefit of no longer wasting so much time creating schedules is a direct reduction in labor costs of 1-3%. As labor is traditionally one of the biggest drains on a restaurant\u2019s budget, this is an important gain. The ROI speaks for itself, but this isn\u2019t the only way this new tech saves restaurants money.\r\n\r\nThe sophisticated time clock feature prevents employees from signing in early, and can also punch-out for them automatically if they have forgotten to do so themselves. This way, employees only get paid for the hours they were meant to work. Restaurants get predictability and tighter control over their budget.\r\n\r\nOther functions that result in important cost savings include prompts so the restaurant doesn\u2019t accidentally schedule its staff for costly overtime hours unnecessarily. Why burn out staff and spend more on labor than is required?\u00a0\r\n\r\nRestaurants can be bustling places with a lot of frenetic action that needs to be kept in order. Having one piece of software specifically designed to meet the needs of employees while saving the restaurant money is an invaluable tool \u2014 this must be why so many restaurants across North America are using employee scheduling software.\r\n_______________________________________________________________\r\nInteresting related article: "What is Software?"