Avoid Accidental Overtime

When it comes to overtime, there are an abundance of drawbacks. From extra wages paid and an overworked employee, to the possibility of low quality work produced, overtime is detrimental to everyone involved. Preventing overtime can be difficult without having the right data at the right time, so let us take a look at how to be prepared.

Scenario A

While on shift, an employee, Steve, is asked to extend his shift to cover another employee who called out sick. He accepts this shift and is now entering overtime. With stratustime in place, the manager would not only be alerted as the employee nears overtime, allowing her to release Steve from his shift and choose another employee to cover the shift, but she can also be reminded after the fact that the schedule did not occur as planned.

stratustime manager dashboard alerting manager as employee approaches overtime
be alerted as the employee nears overtime

Alert: the schedule did not occur as planned
be reminded after the fact that the schedule did not occur as planned
Scenario B

Mary, a motivated manager, is sitting down to create her employees’ schedules for the next two weeks. After completing Henry’s schedule, she begins Kaitlin’s, who has requested Wednesday through Sunday off. Brad is next on her list, and since he is an outstanding employee with an open schedule, Mary assigns him the shifts she would have given to Kaitlin. While adding the last shift to his schedule, Mary is alerted that these additional hours will put him into overtime. She now has the option to shorten this shift, or assign it to another employee to avoid having Brad work overtime.

be alerted that additional hours will put employee into overtime
With the alerts module available in stratustime®, you can quickly gain insight into the areas most important to you in an appealing and intuitive approach. Our goal is to provide you with accurate data when you need it – before money and productivity are lost.

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