Future of Schedulehead

Recurring Schedules While we are awesome, there are features we want to add to make Schedulehead completely mind-blowingly awesome. One feature many scheduling programs have is a recurring schedule. Our beginning demographic involved event based companies such as catering, so we didn’t include a recurring schedule system into our design at first. This is something that needs to change as Schedulehead expands further into other business models where a recurring schedule fits better. Output to Other Programs We also want to include the ability to output the event schedule to other programs. This will be good for both the current event scheduling method as well as the planned recurring schedule method. Several businesses have requested this, so we are working on including this as soon as possible. Two of the outputs we are working on are Caterease and Excel spreadsheets. Skillset Specific Instructions Certain types of scheduling such as school …

Employee Scheduling App

Why Use an Employee Scheduling App? If you manage or own your own business, you probably think you have a pretty good idea about how to run things. You have been at it for a while and you have been pretty successful.  So why fix something that isn’t broken? Ask yourself this:  Is there a better way to do things? Sometimes it isn’t just about fixing your business.  Maybe your profits are high and your workflow is fine – you don’t need to change anything. But what if you could just one thing differently and save tens of thousands each year? Wouldn’t you at least give it a shot? Who Are We? As a result of the vaguely metaphysical implications of that question, we could never answer it in a way that would satisfy us scientifically. But we can say that one part of us consists of the world’s only …

Efficiency Hacks For Entrepreneurs

In small business, profit margins can be extremely tight.  As a result, it is imperative that owners explore every possible way to reduce overhead and increase efficiency.  In this article, I will outline five ways that you can make your business better, without spending a dime. Free Apps: As the old saying goes, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” but in today’s highly competitive technology market, that isn’t always the case.  A savvy business owner can find a plethora of free programs that will help streamline their business.  Some of these include: Google Docs – https://docs.google.com/ – is available for free.  With this program, owners will be able to manage a variety of important tasks ranging from E-Mail, to spreadsheets and beyond. Inventoria – http://inventoria.en.softonic.com/ –  is a free, professional stock management software that gives businesses the tools to keep track of all their inventory.  This tool is an invaluable resource for many types of …

The Brain Inside our “Head”

What makes Schedulehead unique from other employee scheduling apps, is its unique ability to make decisions like a person. That way, when you create an event and fill it with available shifts, Schedulehead is able to consider a large variety of factors when choosing which workers to reach out to. Some of these factors include: Skillset, seniority and performance. As the the event gets closer, if Schedulehead sees that there are unfilled positions, it will reach out to other available workers in descending order of quality to ensure your event is fully staffed. Here’s an example: You have an upcoming event in 15 days and it will require five staff members. Once you have created the event on Schedulehead, the program will wait up to an hour to ensure that all revisions are final. Once this time is up, it will begin to let your staff see and sign up …

Planning Ahead With Schedulehead

Schedulehead has tons of amazing features, but one of the most unique aspects of it, is how easy it is for a business owner to create their staff schedules a long way into the future. Imagine, you could have the entire years worth of schedules ready to go with just a few clicks of the mouse. Ratings Highest Rated Staff – They are able to see and sign up for shifts far away into the future – one of the perks they receive for working hard and getting consistently good reviews. Lower Rated Workers – Those with a history of bailouts or low performance, will be able to see a shorter amount of time into the future. What This Means – As the upcoming shifts approach, the lower rated workers will eventually be shown the available slots, but by the time they are able to sign up, you will already …

Make Working Interviews Work For You

Introduction: In the business world, more and more owners are employing a tactic known as “Onboarding” or “Working Interviews” to create a filter through which only the best staff will pass. During a working interview, prospective employees who have already gone through a face-to-face will be given a paid shift to work. During this time, the manager(s) will observe a variety of aspects of their performance. Some of these include work ethic, attitude, skills, cultural assimilation and customer interaction. Work Ethic: Let’s start with work ethic. We all know that a good one is important, but do we know exactly what it means? A good work ethic can be broken down logically into several factors of its own. These include integrity, responsibility, quality, discipline and teamwork ability. Integrity: In catering, for example, integrity is an especially important quality. Employees are subject to the constant temptation of bottles of alcohol, food, …

Happy New Year!

In 46 B.C.E. Julius Caesar declared, New Years Day, to take place on January 1st. You might not think that he could have realized what that day would become to the world.  How it would have the power to unite us across vast distances both real and imagined.  Could he have known that people all over the world would make this day holy, and use it to ceremoniously dispatch the bad memories of the year before, while welcoming the possibility of a brighter future?  I think he did. I think he knew exactly the implications of such a grand concept, because his choice of the word “January” was inspired by a particularly gifted roman god named “Janus.” Janus, the roman god of doors and gates, was believed to have two faces:  One looking back, and the other, looking forward. Like Janus, this New Years Eve I find myself looking in …

The ABC’S of Schedulehead

Always saves you time Built by leaders in YOUR industry Customer Service is our priority Don’t waste time scheduling employees Easy to use For all event-based businesses God-Like precision Happier employees Intelligently designed Jammed with business insights Keeps track of employee performance Leaves no staff unaccounted for Makes your life easier Never under-staffs Opens your own schedule up Performance reviews Questions everything Reduces time spent scheduling Saves money Takes five minutes to get started User Friendly View events easily Why go anywhere else? Xenophobes welcome Your business will grow Zuzu is our mascot   -Will Lange

A Day In Our Lives

A night of restless sleep ends and we awake from dreaming of new ideas. We take a three minute shower, dress and then do wind-sprints to the office. We don’t walk in the door at the crack of dawn.  We are the crack of dawn. The sound you hear is me kicking our office door open as the sun rises. We breathe deep and our soul is filled with a vigorous lust for scheduling. “Zuzu,” our vicious 100 pound pitbull, takes a sentry position on the couch. Her mission: To brutally dismember anyone who stands in the way of our achievement of excellence. We make twelve cups of coffee, each, then fill our IV bags with them. We don’t have no time for no sipping.         We call all of our clients and thank them for choosing to let us make their lives easier. It’s why we do, what we do. We check our Facebook and Twitter accounts, adjust our ads, watch our analytics and strategize. Lunch arrives.  Vegan for Derick (our founder) and I, and one freshly killed adult …

Why We Do What We Do

The Legend: Legend has it that when our founder came up with the idea for Schedulehead, it exploded with so much force it shattered every light-bulb, windshield and cell-phone screen for a ten mile radius. In the paper the next morning, it was reported that the resulting shock-wave of creative energy left 3rd degree burns on the hearts of everyone around, inspiring them to take charge and become the leaders of a brave new world. They went forth and started  small businesses across the country, leading the charge toward a new and better life and then finally finding the success they had always dreamed of. To Be Different: And all this happened because what our founder and chief designer had invented wasn’t just another scheduling app; it was a way to make peoples lives better. We know you have heard this before, but just a few years later we have …