Workforce scheduling can be time-consuming, error-prone, and downright frustrating. And trying to schedule a diverse workforce using spreadsheets and semi-automated systems can result in overstaffed shifts, shorthanded rushes, excessive overtime, employee disengagement, and even compliance issues. How can you schedule the right person with the right skills in the right place at the right time without overspending your budget or burning out your employees?
Kronos Workforce Ready® Scheduler automatically generates best-fit schedules based on your organization’s unique requirements to help control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, improve productivity, and drive employee engagement. Easy-to-use tools and automated workflows simplify creation of best-practice schedules that align staffing with budget and demand. Automatic enforcement of scheduling rules and policies helps avoid employee grievances, litigation, and files.
Once you’ve created your schedule, fill open shifts to maximize productivity and minimize compliance risk. The system automatically sorts employees based on predefined criteria — availability, preferences, skills, certifications, union rules, labor laws, and more — so you can assign the right person to each position. You’re automatically notified if scheduling actions violate established rules so you can make changes and maintain compliance.
Run forecasted versus scheduled coverage reports and use historical volume data to better manage workload for future schedule periods. Workforce Ready Scheduler imports a workload forecast or uses transactional data — patient census, production orders, seasonal promotions, and more — to calculate predicted demand. Then, it automatically creates the optimal shift structure based on the forecast and defined labor standards.
Real-time visibility into the workforce allows you to handle staffing changes on your own terms to control labor costs without jeopardizing productivity or service levels. Need to fill an open shift due to an unplanned absence? Forget about paying unnecessary overtime or hiring contract workers. Workforce Ready Scheduler automatically generates a prioritized call list of qualified workers based on availability, seniority, skill set, and more, so you can fill shifts with the right person at the right cost.
Give employees more control over their schedules for improved engagement. Self-service tools empower employees to be more autonomous while making the scheduling process more transparent. For example, employees can pick up open shifts based on their qualifications — from their desktop or mobile device — and receive email notification whenever a new schedule is posted.
With Workforce Ready Scheduler, you can now solve the jigsaw puzzle of scheduling — matching up availability, skills, and business demand to create an efficient, effective schedule that helps maximize productivity and maintain compliance while minimizing spend.
Schedule the right person with the right skills in the right place at the right time
Make informed scheduling decisions that take into account budget constraints
Give workers more control over their schedules via self-service
Automatically enforce scheduling policies, labor laws, and union rules