The Guide Bar is designed to give you the week at a glance while you are scheduling. When you are on the scheduling page, you will notice the Guide Bar at the top of the page. You can use this guide to help you achieve lean labor by using the productivity guide.
Display Switch and the Color Guide
The different looks of the Guide Bar
When you navigate to the scheduling page, the Guide Bar could be in one of several states, depending on where you are in the scheduling process for that week.
The Guide Bar will show 0’s and there will be an instruction telling you to Set Projections on each day.
The Guide Bar will show 0’s on the top line, and the projected goals are on the bottom line. Use the color guide above to indicate if you are within your projection budget.
Scheduling in process
The Guide Bar shows scheduled hours or dollars or labor % compared to your projection for each day.
6 out of 7 days have unpublished shifts, Saturday is currently published. Totals for the week are on the far right of the Guide Bar. Four days are within the projected labor hours, and three days are over budget by varying degrees.
Next Step: Finish adding/editing shifts and use the Review Week feature before publishing the week.
Week is published
The Guide Bar shows that this entire week has been published for all departments.
Two days are over budget significantly in terms of man hours.If you publish a whole week and still see orange bars above certain days, you may see orange bars above a day if there are unassigned shifts.
Next Step: You could toggle the display switch to see how much money you spent on this day if you maintain pay rates for employees.
Day at a glance
Mouse over the day in the Guide Bar to see a quick report.