Picture this. It’s the week leading up to a long holiday weekend and your employee schedule for the next week is looking…well, sparse. Shift changes, vacation time, and complicated schedule requests are making your life as a scheduling manager quite difficult. You need a solution to your scheduling mayhem…and fast.

You need a solution that will help your organization drive performance and productivity in the workplace by offering new and improved scheduling customization and efficiency. The key to all your staffing and scheduling issues is a comprehensive technology that lets you balance employee requests, continuously fill staffing needs, and maintain scheduling rules and guidelines all at the same time. Sounds a little too good to be true, right?

Your New Solution

Well, if you’ve ever been in charge of making (and revising) employee schedules before, then you know that trying to balance employee requests and fill in the gaps can waste time, increase labor costs, and cause extra headaches for employees and managers. But what if there is a workforce management system that could check off all the boxes you need to improve your scheduling efficiency?

Luckily for you, there is — UKG Dimensions Advanced Scheduling.

The Kronos Dimensions Advanced Scheduling tools simplify employee scheduling by removing the guesswork from building and balancing schedules and putting your most reliable employees first in line. This way, fulfilling employee preferences and and increasing efficiency in scheduling operations is easier and more achievable for you scheduling team.

What Is UKG Dimensions Advanced Scheduling?

The world of workforce scheduling has changed, and more flexible, functional solutions are needed to keep track of employee schedules, align workforce talent to best fit the job at hand, and manage safety and compliance risks all at the same time. This is where the UKG Dimensions Scheduling tools come to the rescue.

The UKG Dimensions Scheduling solution offers an incremental approach with segmented tiers ranging from basic Scheduling to Advanced Scheduling to Forecasting. This way, your organization’s scheduling needs can be met on your own timeline, your own way without having to compromise the accuracy or optimization of your schedules along the way.

As an added bonus, UKG’s Advanced Scheduling solution goes beyond the old-school practices of just clocking in and clocking out at the beginning and end of every shift. It uses powerful AI functionality and self-service capabilities to allow users to gain more visibility into skill and shift needs, stay up-to-date with staffing information, and control their own experience with built-in technology intended to maintain life-work balance. With its pre-built scheduling technology and customization capacity, UKG Dimensions is able to help you enhance the employee experience and optimize your people operations.

Key Features that Make a Difference

We all know that trying to manage employee requests, build accurate and effective schedules, and keep up with complicated scheduling rules can be a real hassle. This is why UKG Dimensions offers a people focused technology solution that yields people focused results.

Let’s take a closer look at a few of the key features of UKG’s Advanced Scheduling tool.

Simplified Staffing Matrix

In addition to its increased technological functionality, the Advanced Scheduling solution includes scheduling algorithms that provide valuable insights into scheduling patterns and build accurate schedules with automatic processing capabilities. UKG’s Advanced Scheduling tool empowers employees by offering a solution that helps them stay connected to their own schedules and keep up with their own unique work experiences through its customizable approach and various self-service options.

Increased Employee Engagement

UKG’s scheduling solutions not only increase operational efficiency with more proactive and accurate schedules, but they also act as tools to increase employee engagement. Scheduling in UKG Dimensions improves employee engagement in two main ways:

  1. It gives employees an opportunity to provide input in creating their own schedules.
  2. Employees can control their own life-work balance by managing time off requests and shift changes through self-service functionality.

When employees have a say in their employee experience, they are more likely to be more satisfied, productive, and loyal in your workforce. So, by providing scheduling flexibility for employees, they are happier and your staffing needs remain filled with the best talent for the job. Sounds like a win-win situation to us!

Benefits of Advanced Scheduling in Kronos Dimensions

The Advanced Scheduling tool offers new ways to increase employee productivity and engagement and simplify staffing needs, but it doesn’t stop there. Let’s check out a few more capabilities UKG Dimensions Advanced Scheduling can offer your team:

  • Focus on working proactively to anticipate and fill staffing needs
  • Maintain work-life balance with increased scheduling flexibility
  • Identify system algorithms that best fit your schedule automation needs
  • Empower employees through availability tracking and shift preferences
  • Allow for seamless schedule changes and shift coverage with increased scheduling efficiency and functionality
  • Control labor costs with dynamic, adaptable scheduling solutions
  • Empower managers and increase employee productivity by aligning “best-fit” schedules

Increased employee productivity, cooperation between employee and workforce schedules, and more easily achieved strategic objectives, and more. Advanced Scheduling is the UKG Dimensions solution you need to streamline workforce management, increase scheduling efficiency, and maintain employee satisfaction and empowerment.

Partnering With the Best

Interested in learning more about how to use the workplace resources UKG offers to optimize your employee scheduling processes? We’ve got you covered! Need an extra hand in integrating your new Kronos Dimensions app with your core human resources (HR) system? We can help with that too.

No matter where your needs lie, we have a team of senior-level Kronos consultants that have a wide range of experience and are here to help you. Even better, we’ve included a sample profile of one of our Kronos Dimensions Scheduling consultants to give you an idea of what to expect when partnering with us.

Surety Senior Kronos Dimensions Advanced Scheduling Consultant

  • 11+ years of Kronos experience
  • Experience implementing both Dimensions and WFC, specializing in Timekeeper and Advanced Scheduler 
  • Built and supported Kronos Advanced Scheduler within Dimensions and WFC
  • Previously worked for a partner on dozens of Kronos implementations
  • Has led training sessions and created user guides for end-users

Our team at Surety Systems understands that HR solutions inspire workforces to optimize performance and operational efficiency, and we want to inspire you to do the same.

Contact us today to get started.