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Why You Should Update Your Scheduling Process in 2019

Posted by Shift Admin on November 13, 2018 at 7:01 AM

With a little more than a month to go until a new year, you’re probably thinking of changes you would like to make in order to live a simpler, more efficient life. New year, new you, right?

Aside from setting personal goals, what would you say is the biggest hurdle you face at work? As a group administrator, you have a lot on your plate and 2019 is going to be the year you conquer all of your tasks more efficiently. Let’s take a look at how one simple change can transform your entire work week.

Update the Way You Create Schedules

It probably crosses your mind when you’re working on the schedule, combing through piles of time-off requests, navigating conflicts, and scrambling when there’s a hole in the schedule: “there has to be a better way.” There is! Utilizing a scheduling software can save you countless hours compared to manual scheduling and create a more equitable schedule.

Ditch the spreadsheets and sticky notes and kick off the new year with a new, efficient way of doing your job.

Read More: 5 signs you should invest in a schedule generator. 

Foster More Convenient Communication

How do you communicate with your group? In person? Email? Text? That’s a lot of different conversations to keep in mind. And when there’s a gap in the schedule, how do you fill it? Send out a mass email and hope someone bites? That’s a lot of uncertainty.

Shift Admin includes a communication platform that includes secure email and text messaging (from within the system) – this allows schedulers to create a fair, equitable, and complete schedule that much easier.

Make Your Schedules More Accessible

Most scheduling software interfaces require added effort to create, update, and distribute the schedule to your team. Allow providers to easily know when they’re working, staff to always know who’s on call, and administrators to know the schedule by using an easy-to-navigate web-based software. Employees can easily access their schedule on their handheld devices through the mobile application and can sync their schedule with their preferred calendar application (i.e. iCal, Outlook, Sunbird, etc.)  and can view and share it with a read-only link. This means updates can be seen in real time.

Easily Integrate With Third-Party Payroll

Integration not only ensures a balanced and equitable schedule, but it makes running custom reports, time tracking, and payroll easier because all the needed information is readily available in the system.


Shift Admin makes it easy to quickly retrieve the most up-to-date information out of the scheduling system, integrating with several of your other important facility software.


See how easy it is to get started using the best scheduling software on the market. Watch our video below.

Topics: Modern Scheduling