Kronos has announced general availability of Workforce Mobile Scheduler, a mobile application that improves workforce productivity by making it easy for managers to instantly engage with employees using a variety of mobile devices.
With Workforce Mobile Scheduler, managers can broadcast a text message to the mobile devices of employees who are qualified to fill an open shift. Once an employee accepts the shift, it is automatically assigned, and a second message notifies employees that the shift has been filled. Meanwhile, the work schedule is automatically updated in the Kronos scheduling application.
Until now, the process of filling open shifts has been time-consuming and frustrating, requiring managers to call staff by telephone in an attempt to resolve staffing shortfalls, according to the company. Workforce Mobile Scheduler saves managers time by enabling them to communicate easily and quickly by leveraging the immediacy and responsiveness of mobile communications.
Workforce Mobile Scheduler gives managers flexibility in how they interact with employees and their workforce management system, the company says. It is easy to use and designed around how people communicate in today’s fast-paced world, says Kronos.
“We are already seeing significant interest in Workforce Mobile Scheduler," says Peter George, chief technology officer, Kronos. "Organizations appreciate that this is how the workforce of today communicates, and being able to engage with them via mobile technology saves time and increases productivity.”
Josh Bersin, CEO and president of Bersin & Associates says, “One of the most innovative areas of HR software today is ‘user experience.’ Mobile Scheduler is an exciting example of such innovation coming from Kronos. Kronos has figured out how its customers want to communicate with employees and has delivered them a simple, intuitive, and highly functional solution.”
Mollie Lombardi, research analyst, human capital management, Aberdeen Group, says: “The features and capabilities within Workforce Mobile Scheduler bring scheduling from a back-room, labor-intensive and often paper-based process into a format as easy to use as a Facebook page. For organizations with large, distributed workforces and an often tech-savvy employee and manager base, this tool has the potential to make the laborious and often tension-fraught task of making up a weekly schedule into something downright cool.”
Workforce Mobile Scheduler is available for immediate shipment in the U.S. For more information call (800) 225-1561 or visit www.kronos.com.
About Kronos Inc.
Kronos is the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity, according to the company.. Tens of thousands of organizations in 60 countries — including more than half of the Fortune 1000 — use Kronos time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications. To learn how Kronos uniquely delivers complete automation and high-quality information in an easy-to-use solution, visit www.kronos.com.