Hourly Employee Retention

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Today’s hourly and shift workers expect a relationship with their employer that transcends the exchange of work for a paycheck — and equitable, efficient, worker-centric scheduling plays a big role. Employee scheduling software gives employers the ability to optimize operations and improve employee retention at the same time.

  • Create optimized schedules and reduce the need for frequent, last-minute changes that lead to chaos and frustration for workers.
  • Automated processes give workers higher confidence in the scheduling practice, alleviating perceptions that scheduling processes are unfair.
  • Easy-to-use tools allow workers to input their availability so producing schedules that consider worker preferences is streamlined.
  • Improve job satisfaction by giving employees mobile-friendly tools to manage work with life, such as 24/7 access to their work schedules, and the ability to pick up shifts and set work preferences.

Why Is Hourly Employee Retention So Challenging?


Difficult to balance business and employee preferences

Lacking Predictability

Employees can’t always influence schedules

Negative View

Hard to enforce and demonstrate schedule fairness

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How Shiftboard Helps Improve Employee Retention

Retain top talent by enabling higher employee engagement, healthier work-life balance, and improved scheduling transparency.


Communicate in Real-Time

Foster engagement with real-time, two-way communication that keeps employees informed and engaged around the clock. Provide workers and managers with the necessary tools to exchange information and quickly address scheduling or worksite issues before they become problematic.


Reduce Employee Burnout

Give workers greater control over their schedules without compromising operational goals. Workers can access their work schedule anytime, pick up available shifts they qualify for, set schedule preferences, and more. More schedule flexibility translates to improved work-life balance and higher worker satisfaction.


Champion Fair Scheduling

Dispel the perception that scheduling processes are unfair. Ensure scheduling rules are followed throughout the scheduling lifecycle to instill greater confidence in scheduling fairness and build more trust between employer and employee.

Our diverse staff leads dynamic lives, and we are cognizant that work-life balance is important for their quality of life. We utilized technology to specifically assist in scheduling our staff in a manner that accommodates their needs, while also ensuring that our staffing strategy meets the needs of the business.

Alan Nair, Labor Scheduling Project Lead, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

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Shiftboard offers two solutions, ScheduleFlex and SchedulePro, to solve your organizations workforce scheduling challenges.

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