Schedule Staff at :15 & :45 [Hack #083]

It doesn't always have to be the top of the hour.

How often have you looked in the server station around 5pm and seen three or four of your staff chatting and waiting around for the rush to begin? We’d wager too often.

Smart scheduling can relieve that pain. Too many of us schedule servers at the top of the hour. If you have six servers scheduled, why not have their shift starts staggered?

Since your POS tells you exactly what time you are typically busy, you can arrange the schedule to reflect that. You can use the same approach for BoH and FoH. Digital scheduling that is integrated with your POS makes this even easier to manage.

As you write the schedule you can access the sales data you need to make intelligent choices about schedule times.

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