What Is Multi-Location Employee Scheduling?
Multi-location employee scheduling is the process of managing and scheduling company’s management team and across multiple locations, such as multiple franchises or job sites. Some examples include fast-food or retail chains, construction job sites, and even doctors or other medical professionals that work across multiple sites.
This is often a hassle to management as the number of employees and locations can become overwhelming and certain employees’ schedules could potentially accidentally overlap at more than one location at a time. It can become very difficult for management to manage all of these factors without an extremely organized scheduling process.
Many of today’s digital workforce management solutions can easily solve the hassles and frustrations of multi-location employee scheduling, including scheduling overlap, by displaying and/or notifying management of conflicts before they arise at the time of the specific shift, all within one managerial account. These solutions often allow users to view these multiple location schedules separately or all together. It is also much faster and more effective for businesses if multi-location schedules are created, updated, and accessible through the cloud rather than many paper schedules. This allows managerial teams across all locations to stay connected on any updates or conflicts and prevents conflict across multiple time zones, etc. A number of these solutions also charge per business location, so that could be a major determining factor for companies making a choice about a digital workforce management solution.
These solutions give employers full visibility into what employees are currently working, late, or set to work at each of their locations without physically being at each one. This is especially useful for larger businesses with several locations across the country and/or world. Some of these software solutions also allow users to structure their business with different areas of work, roles, or daily activities, which could be useful for a company with many roles, departments, or long-term projects.