Staff shortages, overlooking employee requests, budget overruns: scheduling mistakes are practically inevitable for managers who have to manually deal with their employees’ schedules. There is so much information to take into account that it is easy to make a mistake that could harm the company’s operations.

We have compiled the 3 most common mistakes when manually managing schedules, which can all become a thing of the past with the use of workforce management software.

Forgetting employee requests: a common management mistake

One of your employees doesn’t show up for work on a Monday morning when he was needed. You are angry with him, until you realize that this is your mistake: the employee had indeed asked for time off two months earlier, and you had granted it.

This is a very common scenario, and it’s quite normal: employee requests can be delivered verbally, via text message, phone or Facebook, and you have to remember them. It quickly becomes difficult to manage requests effectively.

In response to this problem, most workforce management software packages offer centralized employee request management, which allows you to access all requests in one location, along with their date of issue and status.

Demand forecasting: a nightmare for schedule managers

In certain industries, demand forecasting is a manager’s biggest challenge: how do you ensure that you have the right number of employees to meet demand?

Timesphere management software offers a demand forecasting module that automatically and accurately anticipates each day’s staffing requirements. Not only does this make your job easier, but it can also help you avoid costly mistakes.

Payroll mistakes: the scourge of schedule management

Payroll mistakes are among the most frustrating management problems for both employer and employee. In some situations, especially for mobile employees, it can be difficult to keep track of hours worked and therefore easy to over- or underpay staff. This is a common mistake that wastes valuable time for all parties involved.

With workforce management software, you can keep track of the hours worked by your employees, even those with the most irregular schedules. This is an effective solution to avoid ever having to reclaim money from an overpaid employee again.

Get rid of scheduling mistakes with Timesphere

With Timesphere workforce management software, you can say goodbye to frustrating schedule management mistakes! Our online solution can be adapted to all industries and customized to meet your specific needs.

Contact us to find out more about the benefits Timesphere can offer. We would be happy to discuss how our services can make life easier for you and your employees.