Employee scheduling definition: it is a regular managerial practice that stands for recording time-related workloads and assignments to let the workers and their managers control business time. Employee scheduling methods are dictated by a work-style employed at each specific enterprise and tools that are used to carry it out, so for instance if the accepted workflow requires the employees being rotated, then working shifts for everyone need to be scheduled on a special timetable exposed to the team members. Specific examples of the methods:
- Timetable of working shifts to regulate employee rotations;
- Calendar-styled agenda for a day, week, month, etc;
- Plain table-like roster of activities (to-do list with start dates and deadlines marked out);
Employee scheduling policies are also predefined by needs of organizational management, so in some organizations schedules are strictly delegated from upper management to lower levels, while employees usually don’t discuss these assignments, while in other organizations with a more liberal workflow may be performed by employees themselves. Various laws are official regulations stating certain industrial requirements for scheduling to their protect employees from overwork, etc.
Employee scheduling summary: Any organization that wants to be effective with time management needs to plan and schedule activities of their employees not to miss any target dates or obligations.
VIP Task Manager is software for workforce control in real-time regime, and it is designed to help you with time management.
To schedule project tasks to the team– do the following:
- start your project planning software;
- set a suitable layout of task groups (Task Tree mode);
- set project timeline (Calendar mode) and target dates;
- assign and schedule tasks and arrangements in terms of their costs, objectives, etc;
- control project execution in real-time regime;