Whether you manage multiple retail stores, a restaurant chain or several aged care homes, this article will help you learn how to select the right roster software regardless of the industry. 


With the right roster software, you can effectively manage employee schedules and compensation across all of your job sites without the headache of excel spreadsheets and timesheets. 


Rostering software that can handle time-tracking, shift-swaps, and payroll will help you streamline management and focus on improving company morale. Beyond these important features, you should look for a few things when selecting the right roster software. 


1. Consider a pay per employee pricing plan

Since the start of the pandemic, consistent hourly workforce employees has been challenging, with businesses having to close so abruptly. And with a future so uncertain, it’s worth giving yourself peace of mind and selecting a rostering software that allows you to pay per employee that you roster on each week across each location. 


That way, if for some reason each job site has to close its doors, you don’t have to pay for a service that you’re no longer using. When the locations open again, you can stay on budget and build a roster you can afford. 


2. Allow for multiple employees to work across various locations

Your best employees are your strongest weapon when filling in the gaps and staying on budget. When selecting a rostering software for multiple job sites, consider one to roster employees across each location. That way, if one location is going to be busier than the others, you can roster your best employees to step in when you need them the most. 


To ensure you’re remaining fair work compliant, you can automatically calculate award interpretation and hours worked to avoid overtime. 


3. The ability to set up sites within a single location

Within a single job site, there can be multiple areas that you need to roster staff for. Industries and locations where this is common include hospitals, restaurants, construction and security. For example, if a hospital needs to schedule staff to particular wings, each hospital wing can be an individual job site.


4. Choose a magically simple roster software

Now that you’ve saved time when it comes to scheduling across different job locations, you want to try and save time in other areas as well. Choosing the right rostering software can give you the ability to create roster templates, integrate payroll and accounting software, clock in and out digitally, and update employees with shift updates by sending automatic SMS and email notifications. 


By upgrading your current rostering tools and processes to a rostering technology such as RosterElf, you can quickly save time and make more room to focus on customer service and employee engagement


With RosterElf’s 30-day free trial, there’s no credit card needed, set up takes less than 30 minutes, and you can explore all of its premium features. 


Interested in learning more? Chat with a member of our team today!