Improving labour scheduling for more organisational agility

Streamlining and automating labour scheduling is critical for an agile workforce planning process. If you don’t get it right, it can become a costly, complex and time-consuming task. The goal of every good scheduling process is getting the right people in the right place at the right time and with an environment that is becoming more and more volatile and digital, the need for the organisation to find a good response to quickly adapt to changing conditions, are obvious. Agile organisations strive to strike a perfect balance between the organisational need and the need of the employees.

Agile Workforce Planning

The actual impact of a flexible and transparent scheduling solution on employee engagement is often still underestimated yet real life results show that agile workforce planning is not a one-way-road with benefits for the organisation only. And more often than not, engaged employees will have a direct impact on the success of the organisation.

However, all too often an agile workforce planning process is still far from being a reality – and if the scheduling process fails, it is resulting in reduced productivity, risks of losing talent and increased labour costs. How can you get scheduling right every time, to ensure you get the most from your workforce?

This whitepaper answers the following questions:

  • What is labour scheduling?
  • Why is labour scheduling important today?
  • How can organisations get the most out of labour scheduling?
  • What benefits will firms see as a result of improved labour scheduling?