Staff scheduling software should give everyone involved easy access to schedules. It should be easy to use. It should not just be a simple database for entering and reporting but should provide an automated system of creating schedules. It should be easy and quick to update and eliminate errors. It should highlight important factors enabling schedulers to make more informed decisions. Notifications should be sent to staff of shifts and important information. It should take in to account the needs of the employees as well as management and corporate goals. Absence, sickness and leave needs to be taken in to account. We believe On Schedule does all this and makes it look easy.
On a daily basis, adjusting and tracking the constant changes to the planned schedule can impose a heavy manual burden if these functions are not automated. Changes and the last minute call-ins must be tracked so that adequate staff is on hand.