Shift Scheduling

Shift Schedule is the work schedule assigned to an employee. It is more commonly used in manufacturing and service (especially call centers and hospitality) industries while many other companies also use some kind of scheduling to manage manpower allocation.

The process of Shift Scheduling is often referred to as rostering or Work Loading. Correct shift assignment is essential for a smooth and accurate attendance output. While most of the times the rostering or work loading is well defined there are certain cases where this can become challenging.


Challenges with Rostering


Two most common challenges faced during rostering include:

Unplanned Absence

Unplanned absence can cause manpower shortage requiring restructuring the roster. This may result in employees requiring to do multiple shifts/overtime or work on holiday/day off.

Unplanned Workload

Unplanned workload can be due to increased production demand/sales or due to rework caused by defective/incomplete product/service.

Tackling the Challenge

Deploying a robust attendance system like Mentis that allows:

  • Easy Rostering
  • Handling unplanned manpower shortage
  • Automatic adjustments of shift scheduling
  • Workflows to manage and plan the rostering
  • Ability to manage rostering changes in bulk

Benefits of Good Rostering System


A good rostering system helps keep the

  • Overtime under control
  • Reduce Payroll Processing Efforts
  • Improve employee morale/improve attrition
  • Reduce defects
  • Improves transparency

To know more and to get help with HR automation, please contact us and we will arrange a Demo of Mentis HRMS as per the HR automation needs of your organization.

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