Why Let Staff Have SOME Control Over When They Work?
Posted by Simon Ingleson. Sep 1, 2016.
The world is changing and younger generations look for a different type of employer and work conditions than their parents did.
While in the past, employees would simply sit and await the delivery of their roster and then fit their personal lives around it at the last minute, the modern employee has different expectations. And fair enough too.
With rostering software RosterElf, staff share some of the responsibility with management to ensure a strong weekly roster is published that suits both the business and its employees.
With RosterElf's rostering software, staff receive their own login with which they can:
1. CHOOSE WHEN AVAILABLE TO WORK.
Staff can indicate the days and times they are available to work. Once they set it, they can forget about it unless their situation changes and they then need to edit their availability. There will be no more incorrect rosters published due to miscommunication between staff and management regarding availability to work.
2. REQUEST HOW MANY HOURS THEY WOULD LIKE.
Staff can also request how many hours they would like to work per week, from 0 to 60 hours. This helps you share the available shifts amongst the team fairly.
3. NOTIFY IN ADVANCE FOR TIME OFF.
Staff can create 'exceptions' to their Availability to Work information buy requesting time off they need for example, for holidays, exams and personal reasons.
4. APPLY FOR SHIFT SWAPS.
Sometimes things come up, we get it. Rather than the employer having to deal with the stress of finding a replacement when an employee requests a shift swap, staff can simply log into their RosterElf account and request a shift swap. RosterElf will offer potential replacements automatically and if someone accepts, it will send a request to you for approval. No time-wasting phone calls or emails.
5. SMS AND EMAIL.
Staff rosters and any updates mid-week will be communicated via email and SMS to your staff and they can login and at any time to view upcoming shifts.