While it is true that we can’t estimate the time it takes for you to create a weekly schedule, we can assure you that with the help of a weekly schedule planner, you will be able to create a workable weekly employee schedule within minutes.
A weekly schedule planner app or a schedule planner is a web-based planning aide that makes it extremely easy to create, view and manage work schedules, communicate with staff members, and update schedules among other actions.
With such an app, you will be able to create an account in seconds and be in a position to work on your daily or weekly employee schedule within minutes. Most of these apps come with a free trial period and you don’t even have to part with your credit card details until your free trial period is over.
So, how do you save yourself scheduling time with a weekly schedule planner app?
- Uploading staff data
Once you have signed up and created an account in lightning speed, the next step will be to add staff data, such as employee names, email addresses, qualifications, preferences and so on. If you already have that data saved on your computer, it will be easy to upload it directly into the app. These apps come with clear instructions on how to set up and operate your account. Once the data is saved, you will no longer have to bite your nails trying to remember important details such as their qualifications, skills, talents, time preferences and so on. The app will always do all this on your behalf.
- Weekly schedule template/templates
If it is common for employees in your organization to work same shifts week in week out, there is no need to write out a new weekly employee schedule at the beginning of each week. Most, if not all, apps come with templates and it will be possible for you to find a weekly schedule template, amend it accordingly, and apply it to coming weeks.
- Copying & pasting
In addition to being able to save a lot of scheduling time with a weekly schedule template, a good app should be able to provide you with a copy and paste option where you can copy data and paste it where needed whenever you are creating a weekly schedule, saving you a lot of typing time in the process.
- Dragging and dropping
Together with the copy and paste option, you will be able to drag and drop shift times to the relevant cells. This option should be able to save you lots of time in terms of retyping and deleting, making it possible to create and edit your weekly schedule in the shortest time possible. This will leave you with more time to focus on other matters.