The clocks go back, Rotaready marches forward

in Announcements, Technology on October 23, 2016

Next week will mark a century since Daylight Savings Time (specifically British Summer Time, BST) was introduced in the UK.

The clocks changing every March and October actually mark a shift in timezone. In fact, timezones are one of a number of factors in what we call a ‘locale’ in Rotaready – and a locale defines the configuration of a particular region.

In this article I’ll talk you through how our attention to locales allows seamless use for a business with sites across different parts of the world… Continue reading The clocks go back, Rotaready marches forward

Tracking staff availability & holiday allowances

in Announcements on July 31, 2016

Do your staff work the classic Mon – Fri, 9-5?  Many of our clients’ staff don’t. They have a variety of different shift patterns so keeping track of who’s available to work on any given day can be a headache.

On top of this, in summer, many people’s weekly patterns and commitments will change, e.g. university students can offer more hours. Furthermore, with increased holiday requests between June – September, keeping track of the availability of your workforce, their holiday allowances and ensuring you don’t become short-staffed can be tricky to stay on top of.

Rotaready’s self-service availability and absence management tools are perfectly suited to the job, giving your staff as much flexibility as you can afford them whilst reassuring you that you won’t be suddenly short-staffed.

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Rota management software – Jack and master of all trades

in Announcements, Technology on March 13, 2016

A key design principle when we were building our rota management software was to ensure it’d be awesome in every industry, for businesses large and small. From hospitality to retail to healthcare to leisure and more, we offer a consistently great product, regardless of how many staff or sites an organisation may have. This contrasts with many of our competitors whose software is targeted at a certain market.

A few days ago, a prospective client asked me an interesting question, along the lines of: “Why should I choose Rotaready over rota management software built especially for my industry?”

The answer? The niche requirements of each industry are already supported in Rotaready. The software is already configured especially for the rigours of your sector. Moreover, Rotaready also offers you great features from other industries (at no extra charge) you didn’t even know you needed.

Now that’s quite a claim to back up – read on to see what I mean.

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Rota management software: the leap of faith

in Announcements on February 07, 2016

Adopting new software can be a worry. Especially adopting software that directly impacts something as important as managing your workforce.

We get that.

That’s why we go the extra mile to ensure your transition on to Rotaready goes as smoothly as possible. In this blog I’ll explain some of what we do behind the scenes to help with the “leap of faith”.

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Shift Swaps, now live!

in Announcements on August 24, 2015

I’m proud to announce the release of the most demanded feature we’ve ever had on the Rotaready development list: shift swaps! Now available to everyone.

We spent time with some of our customers to understand how shift swaps work in practice before diving head-first into mock-ups, sketches, doodles and code. This article takes a look at the things we learned and how we went about integrating swaps with Rotaready.

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3, 2, 1… Lift off!

in Announcements on August 13, 2015

Welcome to Shift Up A Gear!

(We hope you’re enjoying the wordplay as much as we are…)

We’ll be posting here regularly with the latest news from Rotaready Towers. From feature announcements, to opinion on current affairs, to code snippets, we’ll be commenting, boasting and ranting about it all.

You’ll also find featured articles on Rotaready success stories, how we leverage the latest technology to solve some of the biggest workforce management problems, and a behind-the-scenes look at what makes our automated rota building algorithm so damn clever.

Until next time…