employee scheduling

Avoid the Scheduling Fail

Scheduling restaurant employees is not an easy task – each week you risk understaffing your restaurant. Understaffing typically results in reduced customer service, increased complaints, disappearing tips and negative reviews – all taking a toll on your bottom line.

Reduce the risk of understaffing with Zip Schedules.

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Effortless Employee Scheduling

Streamlined labor scheduling to make it fast and easy.

Scheduling labor can be a real pain, especially when employee availability changes from week to week. Easily copy previous schedules, load templates for events and holidays, and create weekly schedules in no time!

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Effortless Scheduling

Save your favorite shift schedules as templates.

Do you have special hours and schedules for different holidays throughout the year? No worries, you can save favorite schedules as templates and use the template to quickly formulate a new schedule.

Easily copy a previous weeks employee shift schedule.

If there aren’t big changes from week to week, you can copy the previous week’s schedule and make one or two tweaks to create a new schedule.

Create standard shifts for any position.

Save any common shift to speed up scheduling. Just drop the shifts into employee slots rather than creating a new one each time.

Manage Shift Schedule Requests

Manage employee requests in minutes.

We’ve made it easy to manage requests right from your pocket. With our free mobile apps, Managers can take action on requests directly from any iOS or Android device.

Quickly accept or reject any employee request.

Availability, time off, open and swap shift requests can be approved or disapproved in one click. Get rid of that headache and handle requests the easy way with Zip Schedules.

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Employee Communication

Mobile access to everything your employees need.

Everyone expects scheduling applications to have a mobile app to facilitate schedule delivery and Zip Schedules delivers as expected with the latest in team communication technology available on all Android and iOS devices.

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Employee Communication

Instant communication with team.

With Zip Schedules, employees receive their schedule the minute it is published. Managers can take immediate action when employees accept future shifts offered by coworkers, request time off and availability changes.

Keep employees informed of news and events.

Send organization and store wide messages to keep employees informed of any important news or alerts. Make sure your employees always know what’s going on.

Employee confidentiality is respected.

Using a closed loop messaging system, Zip Schedules allows mobile communication between employees without sharing email addresses and telephone numbers to the staff.

iPhone and Android Apps

iPhone and Android Apps

You’ll no longer hear, “I lost my schedule.”

Zip Schedules mobile app gives employees and managers full visibility over the weekly schedule. Eliminate confusion and ensure that all of your required shifts are covered.

Manage your schedule on the go.

Offer open shifts and make changes to the schedule directly from your mobile app. If someone wants time off and offers a shift to someone else but the manager doesn’t approve the swap, it’s clear to that employee they are still expected to work that shift.

Forecasting and Budgeting

Prevent managers from over scheduling.

Make your schedule more efficient by preventing managers from over scheduling. With Zip Forecast, our forecasting engine, you have the ability to predict your business based on sales and transactions to better schedule employees.

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Forecasting and Budgeting

Improve guest service and lower labor costs.

By scheduling the right people at the right time guest service will improve while lowering labor costs at the same time.

Control labor budget during schedule creation.

Zip Schedules allows you to setup your preferred labor percentage of sales to use as a guide when creating schedules.

Generate daily sales and staff forecasts.

Zip Schedules generates daily forecasts based on historical sales and transactions to make business more predictable and project your staff needs.

Online employee shift planning has never been easier. Try it free for 30 days.