A Survey on Mobile Scheduling
The latest trends from various industries based on hourly work show that the use of various automated scheduling solutions is in rise. With many companies competing in that market, the offer of various cloud systems and mobile work schedule apps is huge and increasing. While it is obvious from the flourish of such systems that more and more companies have started using such tools, it appeared at one point that there were no serious research surveys about what employees have to say about this.
A recent survey by Software Advice, an HR & employee scheduling review organization, (Employee Preferences for Mobile Scheduling) showed very interesting information. The key finding of this research was that more than 55% of the surveyed hourly workers stated that they would be likely to use mobile app scheduling software in case their company started using it. Another very interesting fact was that workers of the service industry were most likely to use this type of software, whereas employees working in the manufacturing industry were the least interested ones, with high percentage of those who would be somewhat unlikely and extremely unlikely to use such a system.
Namely, one of the top features employees pointed out they would love to see within that mobile work scheduler was a time-off request section. Employees would love to have such an option on hand as they would love to be able to request days off in an easy manner, without having to call or schedule a meeting with their manager or employer. Another very popular feature among employees is a reminder about their shifts which may lead to less late job arrivals or no-shows.
Since systems like Ximble utilize various notifications about shifts and shift beginning reminders, then these functionalities can drastically reduce no-show cases and increase employee productivity. The cost of having employees frequently late or absent from work can go dramatically high without use of such systems, so it appears that systems like this offer a win-win situation for both employees and company owners. Keeping everything well organized creates a good working environment in which employees are happy, managers spend less time on scheduling tasks and have less headaches while company shareholders keep counting income and profits from such a well oiled machine.
Ximble made all these functionalities super easy to use by developing multiple access points through a web panel, mobile website panel or smart phone apps.