Budget and Man-hours Data

When you are building the schedule, the Guide Bar can be very helpful in providing real-time projections for labor cost. Every shift that you add to the schedule, will automatically calculate the cost of the shift and aggregate into total cost for the day.  Our philosophy is to let you seamlessly view this data, while you […]

Guide Bar for Weekly Scheduling

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. The Guide Bar is highlighted in yellow. Display […]

Lean Labor

Shift Agent defines Lean Labor in the following way: Lean Labor:   (n) Maintaining your desired level of customer service with the most efficient investment in labor at every quarter hour. Achieving Lean Labor is an ongoing challenge.  Shift Agent provides several tools that can make the process possible. Timeline View (use this to review […]

Pay Rates for Employees

Shift Agent allows you to set the Pay Rate for every employee to guide you with tracking your projected labor expenses.  Each position entry is tied to a pay rate. To set the pay rate for an employee Open an employee profile and click on the Manage Positions button. Type the desired pay rate for each […]

Pay Rates in Shift Agent

Pay Rates and budget data in Shift Agent serve only as a GUIDE. The numbers for budget and man-hours do NOT necessarily reflect actual hours worked, and therefore should not be used to determine exactly what an employee should be paid. Every employee can have an hourly pay rate assigned to them so that the hours they are […]

Set Projections

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Make Your First Schedule

Each week, Shift Agent provides you with the ability to set your labor level according to your sales projections.  These projections act as a helpful guide for you as you make the schedule for the week. For example, you can see how many hours you have left to schedule, or how many hours you are […]

Trim Labor

Trimming your labor can mean the difference of a huge amount to your bottom line.  Trimming is the main way that you can get to lean labor. We encourage you to have a rhythm of scheduling that enables you to review how your days are going and to find and create ways of trimming your labor […]