Employee scheduling can be complicated, time-consuming, and downright frustrating. Spreadsheets and outdated systems can lead to overstaffing, understaffing, misuse of overtime, compliance issues, and unhappy employees. But with Kronos employee scheduling tools, you can schedule the right employees with the right skills in the right place at the right time without busting your budget. The Kronos Workforce Scheduler eliminates guesswork, helping businesses control costs, minimize compliance issues, and increase employee productivity and morale.
Let’s dive in.
Kronos Basic Scheduler vs. Advanced Scheduler
Kronos offers two scheduling tools within their Workforce Central suite: Basic Scheduler and Advanced Scheduler. That way, users can choose the solution that will help them make the most intelligent staffing decisions for their employees and their organization as a whole. Kronos functionality also allows you to use a hybrid of both systems, giving increased capabilities to the parts of your company that need it and keeping it basic for those that don’t.
Kronos Basic Scheduler allows an organization to create shift and pattern templates for company schedules. It also lets managers apply them to employees or scheduled groups across a long period of time, simplifying the employee scheduling process in the long run. This scheduling option also tracks exceptions to the normal workday, including absences and early or late arrivals.
Kronos Advanced Scheduler is an add-on module from Kronos which takes an additional license. As such, it incurs additional costs, however, it also allows for greater flexibility and control, and insight into their staffing when needed. Its added features increase flexibility and raise employee satisfaction, all while helping ensure the company’s staffing needs are always appropriately met.
How to Use Kronos Scheduling?
Kronos employee scheduling tools are available on your desktop and mobile device with employee-friendly capabilities that allow users to view schedules, swap shifts, and more. Organizations benefit from Kronos Scheduler as it supports their unique needs, for example, increasing employee productivity, minimizing compliance risk and controlling labor costs.
Here are ten of the main ways the Kronos scheduling tool can work for you.
1) Workforce Dimensions Scheduling
Workforce Dimensions Scheduling is an automated solution that helps businesses create best-fit schedules for even the most diverse workforces. Gain precise forecasting with the advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities of AIMEE. This technology analyzes special events, collects data across the organization, and gets smarter as time goes on to improve forecasting accuracy.
2) Workforce Dimensions SMS ShiftFill
Maintaining staffing levels is key to any business. That’s what makes Workforce Dimensions SMS ShiftFill ideal for any industry. This solution automates the management of filling your open shifts. Here’s how it works—Managers notify employees of open shifts, collect employee responses, then manually select the desired employees. It also takes into consideration company policies, employee preferences, audit reporting, and tracking.
3) Workforce Ready Scheduler
Scheduling can sometimes seem like trying to solve a group of Rubik’s cubes by juggling them, but Workforce Ready Scheduler can help you get all the colors lined up with ease. It automatically generates schedules based on your business requirements to help minimize compliance risk, control labor costs, improve productivity, and employee engagement.
4) Kronos EZCall
Kronos EZCall is designed to meet the needs of the healthcare industry and support physician success. It includes automatic schedule creation capabilities across different specialties, including anesthesiology, cardiology, radiology, pain management, critical care intensivists, orthopedics, and more. You can easily configure on-call and daily assignments to match your needs. Users also benefit from better quality schedules that are online and up to date.
5) Workforce periOp Scheduler
Another critical scheduling area within healthcare is the surgical staff. Kronos Workforce periOp Scheduler automates complex perioperative schedules, from staff shift schedules to call schedules to daily operating room assignments.
6) Workforce Planner
The manufacturing industry has its own set of unique issues, and Workforce Planner is designed to meet those needs. This software aligns employees to meet production targets and helps maintain union and regulator compliance.
7) Kronos for Banking Scheduling Solutions
Designed for banking, Kronos for Banking Scheduling Solutions streamlines staff scheduling at retail branches. It allows you to schedule staff based on forecasted traffic at the branch while also considering employee skills and availability.
8) Workforce TeleStaff for Public Safety
Workforce TeleStaff for Public Safety is designed for public safety organizations that need to keep up with staffing levels amid staff and budget cuts, growing labor costs, and complicated compliance requirements.
9) Workforce TeleStaff for Utilities
When outages happen, you need to deploy resources quickly. The automated scheduling solution that is Workforce TeleStaff for Utilities helps reduce the time it takes to find, contact, and deploy the right resources for fast service restoration.
10) Kronos Virtual Roster Scheduling
All bets are on Kronos Virtual Roster for providing a first-class guest experience in your casino resort. This comprehensive workforce management and human capital management suite is designed for the casino resort and gaming industry. It automates daily management from planning to scheduling.
Getting Started with Kronos Scheduling
The most valuable asset to any business is its people. That’s why recruiting and retaining top talent is key to business success, and why the Kronos employee scheduling software is so useful. Kronos self-service scheduling products are designed to help you develop a highly engaged workforce, no matter what industry you’re in.
Our senior-level Kronos consulting teamcan help determine which solution is the right fit for you and partner with you for the implementation from start to finish (and after). To give you a better idea of what to expect when partnering with us, we’ve included a sample profile of one of our top Kronos Scheduling consultants.
Surety Senior Kronos Scheduling Consultant
- 15+ years of Kronos Technical experience
- Extensive experience with Kronos WFC
- Heavy build, configuration and, testing experience
- Implementation experience with both Attestation & Advanced Scheduler
- WIM and reporting experience
- Time & attendance configuration experience