A shift work calendar: why your organization needs one
Why creating a long-term shift calendar for your employees will strengthen your company
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“Because Planday is so much faster than manual scheduling, we’ve actually been able to cut down our scheduling time to about one tenth of what it was before,” said Leith Hill
A workplace calendar to get your staff on the same page
Planday, a work calendar platform, can help engage your employees by making your staff schedule more consistent and easier to communicate— all of which keeps your staff happy and your business growing.
A consistent work calendar increases
Engaged employees are passionate about their work, committed to their workplace, and interested in moving the business forward. In other words, they actively build your organization.
And while you might think that staff engagement would be a nice, but unnecessary, addition to your workplace, the fact is that disengaged staff members are a danger to your company. Actively disengaged workers are checked out, but worse, they can act out their unhappiness and undermine your company.
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Studies have found that a major factor that contributes to engagement and happiness at work is consistency. Your staff will be more invested in your business when they know what to expect— from when they’re working to who they’re working with.
Our software can help engage your staff by making your shift work calendar more consistent and easier to communicate— all of which keep your workers happy and your business growing.
Engaged staff members build your business
Staff members that care about their job also provide a better customer experience. Planday customer, Robert Ferguson, Service Manager at Enjoy Leisure, says “Happy staff equals happier customers. If you have employees who are happy at work, that cascades to customers.”
When you provide a consistent, stable work environment, employees can focus their energy on providing a better customers experience. And happy, satisfied customers will refer their friends to your company. So while engagement is a softer business metric, it certainly influences your bottom line.
Happy workers lead to happy customers
Many companies that employ hourly workers only post a weekly schedule a day or two in advance. That not only makes it difficult for employees to plan ahead, it also creates a feeling of uncertainty for your staff.
Our system makes scheduling work shifts easier through our calendar templates. If you have a staff calendar that works well for your organization, you can save it as a template in Planday. Then, you can simply apply that template to the following weeks, allowing you to create a more consistent schedule without putting in extra admin time.
Offer flexibility with an app
that lets employees see their shift calendar
As a manager, our app lets you quickly create a work calendar and schedule shifts. For employees, the app makes it easy to find a last minute replacements or swap shifts with a coworker. Managers always have final approval over any shift swaps, but our platform allows employees to find their own replacements, which saves managers time and gives staff the flexibility they need.