There’s a lot of talk about “increasing productivity” in various industries across the board, but precious little done to achieve that goal. It’s like a bad first date where neither party can decide on which movie to see, so you spend the entire evening driving around looking for an open ice cream parlor instead. The point is this: online scheduling solutions, like SubItUp.com, save time and money in the form of increased productivity. And the end result is significant.
There’s more than enough anecdotal evidence to support this practical observation. As a matter of fact, last year alone, the Broadview Heights Fire Department of Ohio saved over 100 man hours – in a department employing 36 people – simply by moving their scheduling system online. Broken up by cost-per-person, that’s a lot of savings. http://www.emsworld.com/press_release/10710070/online-employee-scheduling-system-saves-ohio-fire-department-100-man-hours-a-year.
Joe Fleming, the department’s Assistant Fire Chief, had this to say about online scheduling: “It gives us accuracy and security. It prevents duplicate schedules. It’s always up to date, allows more accurate accounting of payroll, and eliminates unforeseen gaps in manpower which lead to higher overtime costs.”
How does online scheduling get the job done in terms of raising productivity? Here are a few essential benefits:
- Frees up time by automating many scheduling tasks traditionally done by hand
- Synchronizes time blocks between employees to eliminate duplicate scheduling
- Internet calendars help employees make the best decisions for meeting times and project management
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