Well-Equipped: Labor Scheduling Apps

7SHIFTS

For You: 
• Assign shifts and notify staff automatically when schedules are posted.
• Manage overtime with scheduling alerts.
• Access reports on projected and actual labor costs, and employee attendance.
• Message individual employees and groups via SMS, email and employees’ walls within the app.

For Your Team: 
• Easily trade shifts with other employees.
• Clock in and out on a computer or mobile device.
• Receive shift reminders.

Price:
Software is $24.99 to $69.99 per bakery location, per month on an annual plan.
App is free to download on iOS and Android devices.

Cherry on Top:
Unlimited number of employee users.

ZIP SCHEDULES

For You: 
• Straightforward, editable scheduling.
• Select your bakery’s state and monitor labor law compliance, including handling overtime, shift breaks, part-time staff and employment of minors.
• Forecasting capabilities based on past sales and inventory data.

For Your Team:
• Easy shift swapping, with manager approval.
• Request time off, and avoid scheduling snafus, such as being scheduled to work during approved time off.

Pricing:
$19 to $49 per month for up to 100 employees. 
App is free to download on iOS and Android devices.

Cherry on Top: 
Available in English, Spanish, Chinese and French.

HOTSCHEDULES

For You:
• Schedule shifts based on past sales, guest visits and labor data.
• Receive overtime warnings and projected costs.
• Keep track of employee certifications for staffing needs.
• Post bakerywide messages; send messages to individuals or groups based on job type.

For Your Team:
• Easily submit time off requests.
• Swap shifts remotely, with manager oversight.

Pricing:
Pricing starts at $49 per month.
App is $2.99 to download on iOS and Android devices.

Cherry on Top:
HotSchedules offers additional apps for recruiting, training and inventory management.