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Easy Employee Scheduling, Real Business Results

Create more effective schedules using accurate and relevant information, including projected and actual labour budgets, employee availability and an optimal schedule template. MakeShift makes scheduling easy and leads to fewer unfilled shifts, better work/life balance and a healthier bottom line.

Cut Absenteeism

The costs associated with employee absenteeism add up fast. Managers have to scramble to find replacements, taking up valuable time, and more demands are put on the rest of your staff. Productivity, quality of service and job satisfaction all suffer. By keeping shifts filled, MakeShift’s easy scheduling app helps managers and employees focus on their work, instead of trying to keep the calendar filled and pick up the slack left by absent people.

Absenteeism by the numbers: The average annual payroll cost per employee in the food service industry is $17,542. The average cost of absenteeism for each employee is $1,245. If MakeShift helped eliminate just one missed shift per employee, a restaurant with a staff of 50 would save nearly $7,000 each year.

Reduce Overtime

Unnecessary absenteeism often leads to more overtime. This is a huge and unpredictable expense, and it’s largely a result of poor scheduling. MakeShift’s easy scheduling tool helps keep the schedule filled by letting employees request available shifts directly through the app. By cutting down on absenteeism, OT is easier to keep in check.

Overtime by the numbers: The Canadian retail sector spends almost half a billion dollars each year on overtime, averaging about $320 per employee. In MakeShift helps reduce each employee’s annual overtime hours from 26 to 24, the industry would save over $36 million each year.

Lower Turnover

Losing employees hurts productivity and morale. Finding new staff costs money, as you invest in recruitment, training and knowledge sharing. It’s estimated that an $8/hour employee carries a turnover cost of as much as $3,500. By giving employees a little more control with simple scheduling software—the power to set availability, trade shifts with co-workers and pick up available shifts—it’s easier for them to balance work with life.

Turnover by the numbers: The hospitality industry has an extremely high turnover rate at just over 40%, with an estimated average cost of about $8,775 per employee. In a company of 75, that’s a quarter million dollars each year. If MakeShift helps retain just three of those employees, it equals about $25,000 in savings each year.

This year, MakeShift will schedule more than 16,000,000 shifts.

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Overtime is calculated based on a variety of factors.