The retail sector is well known fot its long shifts and diverse skill range needed per shift slots. In some retail environments, 24 hour openings require a software solution that can create optimal rosters to suit.
The employee availability function can very useful especially in conjunction with the eSovle auto rostering feature. eSolve can produce optimal employee shift schedules based on staff pre-inputted availability.
Employees can offer their availability for a date or dates within the workweek by selecting the date and entering start time and end time. Alternatively, employees can set dates that they are unavailable to work. Supervisors or the eSolve feature can then see from within the system that this employee is available for a particular shift. Employees can be assigned to a particular shift depending on compliance with work rules, skillsets and shift requirements.
Employees can also access their own availability screen showing availability in a calendar type view. An employee can set availability to custom sets of time/day combinations. This can be easily done by selecting dates using the click and drag function within the calendar view or a time range on the agenda view.
Employees can delete or modify their entries as circumstances change. Supervisors can set/modify availability for an employee.
Key Components of Retail Employee Availability System
When the employee availability is combined with the Auto Solve feature of the retail rostering system, it simplifies the entire scheduling process. Auto Solve will assign the task to employees when there is an employee who is unable to work.
Advantages of Employee Availability:
Employee availability input can make the schedule more efficient. It makes retail rostering a more seamless process as the unavailable slots are easily identifiable.
The employee availability feature gives employees more control of their shift availability thus increases productivity and efficiency.
eSolve’s availability feature manages the employee’s availability and managers/supervisors can see the current and future working employees. The Manager will not have to check with each employee and assign suitable work without inconsistency.
Increase in Productivity and Efficiency
The availability feature within eSolve allows employees and managers to interact easily within the system resulting in increased shift productivity and efficiency.