16 Restaurant Scheduling Tips For A More Productive Team
Restaurant scheduling is more than matching names to time slots. It’s about productivity. Discover scheduling tips to help you get the most from your team.
Turn more tables and keep customers coming back with easy and free restaurant scheduling software. Communicate across front and back of house, track time on the clock, control labor costs, and add tasks so everyone knows what to do.
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Get more 5-star reviews by scheduling just the right amount of hands on deck, no matter your team size or structure. Build your perfect schedule and be everyone’s neighborhood favorite. Your team views their shifts from anywhere and receives notifications to remind them. Plus, post available shifts and allow teammates to handle their own swaps, freeing you up to focus on your guests.
Track team members’ time on the clock down to the minute and sync with your payroll to ensure accurate paychecks and reports, every time. Employees clock in and out of shifts right from their phones, or from a central kiosk. Enable GPS geofencing to verify teammates are on site when they clock in. Optimize your schedule by seeing who shows up on time, late, or no-call no-shows.
Go beyond shouting “behind!” Keep your entire team engaged and aware with streamlined messaging. Send private and group messages, create custom newsfeed pages, and deliver organization-wide announcements from your desktop or mobile device. With Sling’s communication tools, you stay in control of the message while everyone on your team stays in the loop.
Labor is one of the largest expenses for your restaurant. 86 excessive costs of labor by tracking hours worked and setting the most efficient schedules for your crew. Plan ahead of payroll by viewing time on the clock and potential overtime as you schedule. Stay on budget by comparing labor costs to projected and actual revenue to get the most out of your spending.
There’s always something that needs to be done. Turn more tables and keep everyone moving by handing out clear assignments. Add tasks specific to any employee or shift so everyone knows what to do. Create a task from scratch, or use a premade template for recurring tasks. With task assignments, your team knocks out to-dos as quickly as they turn tables.
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Don’t spend time worrying if your schedule is compliant with local labor laws. View overtime hours and account for holiday pay as you schedule. Give your teammates enough time to rest between shifts with clopening alerts and break time built into their shift. If anything is out of compliance or needs your attention, Sling lets you know.
Never worry if a license or certification has expired again. Attach important files to teammates’ profiles to see who is certified for what. Keep licenses, records, or anything else that matters to you right next to your team members’ profiles. You even receive alerts when documents are about to expire, so you never have to worry about slipping out of compliance.
Avoid payroll and reporting issues before they occur and save time calculating time on the clock. Track the cost of your labor compared to your cash flow. Sync employee timesheets with your preferred payroll software, or export reports for down-to-the-minute accuracy. Sling simplifies your payroll process while improving accuracy for every paycheck.
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Menu specials and checking inventory are taking up enough of your time. Handle your restaurant business and use your time more effectively with Sling’s restaurant scheduling software with time management, internal communications and labor cost controls. Whether you’re running a corner coffee shop or a regional franchise, Sling frees up countless hours each week so you can get back to taking care of your guests.
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If you own or manage a business with team members who work in shifts, then Sling was built for you. Sling is particularly useful for restaurants with help for scheduling, communicating and managing the labor costs of your workforce.
Whether your restaurant has one, 100, or 1,000 locations, Sling works for you. Filter schedules, communications and reports by locations or regions, and manage your multi-location operation from anywhere. Learn more about multiple locations.
Restaurant scheduling software is a set of digital tools that simplifies the time-intensive process of creating and managing your team members’ shift schedules. Learn more about Sling’s employee scheduling capabilities.
Labor costs are one of the largest expenses for your restaurant. By measuring the cost of your team’s time on the clock and analyzing it against projected and actual revenue, you see exactly how much help you need to schedule and the cost of that labor.
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Shift scheduling with Sling is free. But that’s only the beginning of what you can accomplish. Sling comes with a 14-day free trial so you can choose the plan that works best for your needs.
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