Make day-to-day labor-management easier and more profitable with CLEARVIEW
It’s been said that of all the costs associated with running a restaurant – food & beverage, equipment, POS system utilities, and labor, the latter is often the largest and arguably the most important. Whether you are effectively managing labor costs is going to largely determine whether the business will be profitable.
Controlling labor costs is trickier than it may seem at first glance. Cutting back on staff may seem like a quick-fix but what happens when the staffing shortage starts to impact the customer service experience. Replacing experienced staff with cheaper less-experienced staff is equally problematic.
So how do you keep labor costs in check without sacrificing on the quality of service? The answer lies in the CLEARVIEW advantage!
From scheduling to real-time labor insights to compliance, CLEARVIEW not only makes day-to-day labor-management easier, but it can also save money along the way. That’s because of the automated functions of CLEARVIEW’s industry-leading demand planning solution to keep your operation running at optimal efficiency. Here are just some of the ways CLEARVIEW can help streamline your business.
Optimal Scheduling Recommendations
One of the fastest ways to erode profitability is to either overstaff or understaff your restaurant. The former is like burning cash and the latter will kill you by bad word-of-mouth and loss of repeat business. As restaurant demand ebbs and flows throughout the day, how can you be sure you always have the right amount of staff in at any given time?
With its labor targets vs forecasted demand optimal schedule recommendations, CLEARVIEW will automatically propose a schedule with the ideal number of staff and information from the centralized forecast based on various performance targets. Using real data from past performance, CLEARVIEW will suggest a schedule that has the right number of people on the job at all times. It can also factor in parameters like overtime to ensure costs don’t unnecessarily escalate.
Additionally, CLEARVIEW can automatically set the ideal schedule based on compliance parameters. It can factor in conditions such as the minimum number of hours between shifts and the maximum number of consecutive working days. If a staff member tries to change their schedule in a way that would violate compliance parameters, you will be notified instantly.
Real-Time Labor Insights
Another huge part of keeping labor costs in check involves staying on top of current developments and pivoting when necessary. This can only be done when you have the ability to get a snapshot of labor demand in real-time. Only when you can see deviations from traditional norms can you adjust accordingly.
CLEARVIEW provides up to the second detailed information on key indicators like labor percent, sales per man hour, transaction per man hour at a daily, weekly, or time of day. With a glance at the dashboard, you’ll get real-time visibility into who is on the clock and who is on break.
Hassle-Free Labor Administration
Another aspect of the CLEARVIEW advantage is the peace of mind that comes with staying on top of labor administrative tasks quickly and easily. CLEARVIEW can save both time and effort by automatically tracking employee rates, milestones, and reviews. It can record timecards with audit capabilities as well as seamlessly integrating with payroll vendors. Improve the accuracy and timeliness of your Payroll. Say goodbye to long nights spent buried in paper work!
The platform updates itself in real-time so any change to targets, schedules , or timecards are automatically backfilled through the entire system.
These are just some of the many ways CLEARVIEW can help your quick-service restaurant stay on top of labor costs and tasks. To learn more, contact our sales department via the form below, at +1 866 687 8027 or by email.