Last week we took a look at the pros and cons of using the popular and next-to-essential restaurant app, Seamless
; and though there are costs and draw-backs to signing up, the reach to potential customers is worth it. We spoke a bit on restaurants and techonology, and the responsibility that restaurant owners have to keep up with digital trends to stay relevant.
But more than how this practice helps you reach customers, consider how integrating new technological advancements can benefit your restaurant internally. New apps can improve operations with ease.
Recently, one of our restaurant consultants discovered the When I Work
app, which functions both as a staff scheduler and a time-clock. Because it's web-based, there is no installation required, no new systems to integrate. Just open your web browser. The scheduling software allows you to invite and add your employees, and then you can use the application to communicate and manage shifts and changes 24-7.
We've discussed for the past couple of years now the importance of hours-tracking and time management to meet Obamacare standards
; and using a digital management system can help accomplish this seamlessly. This seems especially easy with the When I Work time clock function, which uses GPS to track when employees are at work. With accurate clocking in and out, you can be sure that your timesheets and payroll are exactly where they need to be.
Overall, finding a digital application that uses all the benefits of technology to improve your restaurant operations will improve your employee experience and free up your administration time--things that our restaurant consultants are looking for in an Operations Analysis and to make sure that your business is running as smoothly as possible.
Visit the When I Work website
for more information and a 30-day free trial; and contact our restaurant consultants
for more information on integrating technology into your business plan for effective and efficient operations.