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Social Restaurant Scheduling with Schedulefly

Nov 23, 2009 | Schedulefly Crew
Let's face it: Software does not make good schedules. People do. Creating a staff schedule for the restaurant that satisfies owners, managers, staff and customers is not easy. Sure, availability and seniority are variables but so are unexpected life events affecting the staff, weather changes, personalities that no longer work well together, nightly reservations, expected business, loyal customer's favorite staff and on and on. In order to create that ideal schedule that makes the restaurant hum day in and day out takes effective communication tools and frequent input from everyone on the schedule.

I guess our point is this: We believe passionately that Scheduling effectively is a very social process and that is why we created Schedulefly. Since communication amongst the team is critical when creating (and changing) a schedule - you need a tool to bring everyone together to help. With Schedulefly, employees and managers not only sync up on availability - they also exchange messages and easily update each other with what they are doing outside of work that might affect the schedule. Managers frequently communicate new dinner specials, customer comments and new company policies via their Schedulefly Message Wall. Staff let people know when they need to pick up shifts – or when they need to give up shifts. They use profile pictures to easily get to know who their fellow employees are and visit those employee profiles to find contact information, work preferences and upcoming scheduled shifts. They can even select their “Favorite” employees to easily keep up with when they will be working together. We all know who you are working with this week is sometimes as important as when you are working!

Here is a shot of the home tab showing upcoming shifts, manager log entries (Fly Notes), new inbox messages, message wall posts, the weather forecast and more.



Here is a shot of daily status updates posted by staff - shown on the home tab as well. Always helpful to know what's on the mind of your staff when they log in.



Here is an employee profile showing contact information, upcoming shifts, links to fellow co-workers, a personal message wall, latest status update and more.




We would love to have you kick the tires and give every feature we have a test drive. We will only ride in the backseat if you want us to!

The Schedulefly Team