Is collecting and analyzing staff availability an agonizing task?
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Collect and Analyze Availability.
Creating schedules manually means requesting availability from staff members, some of whom reply, some don’t. Maybe they submit it on slips of paper or sticky notes that get lost on your desk.
Then it’s up to you to combine and analyze that availability – possibly via an Excel spreadsheet – against either open shifts or the next scheduling period’s clean slate. Depending
on the size and responsiveness of your staff, this single element of scheduling can be daunting, especially if you work with
young workers whose availability might be inconsistent or changeable.
With SubItUp, a manager can request staff availability and have the ability to modify or approve the their submissions. Staff members submit availability to a centralized location via any web-enabled device and they can update it as needed.
Interestingly, availability is oftentimes subjective. What your staff has inputted as availability is many times their preference for shift availability. SubItUp allows your staff to be more accurate in reporting their availability by marking time as, essentially “yes I can work;” “sure, I guess I could work if you really needed me;” and “no, I can’t work.”
This function gives your staff an opportunity to get their preferred times to work. For students and other young workers managing school, work, and other responsibilities, the option to schedule their preferred shifts is a big plus.
SubItUp empowers your staff to take control of their work schedules in ways they – and you – never thought possible.
Integrate with Other Business Systems
In college and university settings, SubItUp can integrate with Banner to import course schedules to automatically determine availability for shifts. In other settings, SubItUp can integrate with Peoplesoft or Kronos to import scheduling parameters such as availability and time off. For companies that have built proprietary business systems, SubItUp can work with you to integrate SubItUp’s capabilities with your algorithms or processes.