by Rotageek on 9 September 2022
If you’re a small or mid-sized business, you’ve probably made the assumption that you don’t need any help with your workforce management. You have a spreadsheet with your staff rotas, and you have a HR system - job done.
And it’s understandable why mid-size businesses stick with more rudimentary systems. There’s a doubting voice that tells you:
If you’ve ever made any of the above assumptions about workforce management software, this article is here to change your mind – with no pressure, of course.
Whilst a HR solution or complex spreadsheet do take care of some important things when it comes to workforce management, there are a few key ones they miss:
Spreadsheets definitely don’t help you understand the above. And your HR system? Whilst it may help with some of these elements, it’s likely you won’t have the right visibility you need to manage this on a day-to-day basis.
If you ask us, there’s only one reason a business should invest in new tools and technologies, and that’s because it delivers value. The kind of value that turns into productivity, revenue, and ROI.
And we’re helping mid-size retailers be fair, compliant, become more profitable and compete for the best retail talent. Just read our case study with an innovative British cosmetics retailer for a real-world example.
In this case study, a mid-sized retailer started using Rotageek and found some of the myths about workforce management software aren’t true. For instance:
We think that’s good value, and so does our customer. But it also puts the pessimistic assumptions we listed above into perspective.
This retailer, perhaps like you, once thought spreadsheets were a good enough way to do rotas. Now they’re doing them in less than a minute, saving hours per store per week. And it isn’t complicated at all.
They once believed workforce management software was an unnecessary expense. Now they’ve seen how a small investment can deliver a big jump in productivity and sales.
And before Rotageek, they weren’t aware of their problems with staff engagement. Now they can see the improvement – as a member of their team put it, “store and warehouse managers across our UK&I business are thrilled… less time is being spent on scheduling and more time is being spent with their teams and customers.”
So, what makes Rotageek different from other solutions that might have put you off in the past?
It makes moving to digital scheduling easy. For our case study customer, it reduced scheduling admin from hours per week to seconds. There are no complex tools here – just AI-powered, optimised rotas in a click.
It can pay for itself. You can save up to 8% of labour spend, and improve both productivity and revenue. You can even get an accurate forecast of your potential ROI in seconds.
It can make your business more attractive to retail talent. Rotageek helps improve employee fairness sentiment. Your workers all get a Rotageek mobile app, which they can use to check their shift, request time off, and work more flexibly.