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Algorithms vs. Employees - Benefits of Automated Employee Scheduling

We came across a news article last week (“Here’s What Happens When an Algorithm Determines Your Work Schedule”, Vice, 24 Feb 2020), in the vein of others we’ve seen before (eg “Scheduling Technology Leaves Low-Income Parents With Hours of Chaos”, NY Times, Aug 2014), that made us sad. 😔  If you’re thinking of making the leap from ‘manual’ rotas to optimised, automated scheduling in your business, then maybe such press coverage of our industry also makes you wonder whether this is intrinsically a change that can improve efficiency only at the cost of employee wellbeing. Here, our Chief Product Officer David Payne, shares his thoughts on why employee scheduling algorithms get bad press... and how they actually benefit everyone.

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