Labor Cost Management

Drive Down Labor Costs Without Adjusting Headcount

Ensure Labor Costs Are on Track and on Budget

Don’t let your goal of creating cost-effective work schedules fall into the world of wishful thinking. Workforce scheduling software provides the real-time workforce insights you need to optimize work schedules and control labor costs.

  • Scheduling automation is one of the most impactful strategies organizations can implement to improve efficiencies and control costs.
  • Flexible scheduling practices allow for cost-efficient labor assignment of full-time and contingent workers, even when labor demand varies.
  • Accurate labor forecasting, based on product demand, is essential to help avoid over/under staffing.

Why Is Labor Cost Management So Challenging?

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Unpredictable cost due to labor demand fluctuations


Limited visibility into overtime

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Over and understaffing due to inaccurate planning

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Assignment errors due to inefficient manual processes

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How Shiftboard Helps with Labor Cost Management

With Shiftboard, you can continually create and update work schedules optimized to your specific needs, day by day or hour by hour. Use real-time workforce data and agile functionality to respond safely and cost-effectively to operational changes such as sudden spikes in demand, or unexpected worker callouts.


Gain Real-time Data Insights

Gain a better understanding of the relationship between work schedules and productivity by seeing which business units are incurring the most overtime, and when. Count on real-time data reporting to make informed decisions that can lead to reduced costs and improved safety.


Manage Overtime Intelligently

Shiftboard analyzes worker data regarding pay rates, CBAs, overtime scenarios, and work schedules to identify and assign the most qualified, cost-effective candidates. Shiftboard can also schedule contingent labor alongside your full-time workers for additional cost-efficiency gains.


Forecast Labor Demand

Analyze historical demand and translate that data into labor forecasting to create better, more accurate schedules. Through Shiftboard’s scenario analysis, organizations can predict labor needs to avoid over or under scheduling their workforce.


Leverage Your Workforce Efficiently

Shiftboard’s highly configurable software makes it easy to assign or post open shifts to eligible employees including part-time and contingent workers, so that you can fully leverage your workforce before needing to consider expensive overtime options.


Report on Planned vs Actual Hours

Shiftboard helps you continually improve your scheduling practices by providing rich scheduling data including planned versus actual hours by location and by job.

Shiftboard is a lifesaver. It has saved our company thousands in overtime.

Maureen Ross, Director of Administration, BAMSI

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