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Why Active Schedules for Business


Managing an efficient workforce that’s aligned with business goals is a challenge in today’s workforce – especially with many organizations facing tighter budgets and increased regulations.

Key factors such as employee availability, staff turnover, labor and regulatory law requirements, last minute on-call and rotating shift changes, employee fatigue, and absenteeism all challenge your ability to align your workforce scheduling with your business needs.

Regardless of industry, staff scheduling is a tedious and time-consuming task. Manual scheduling methods using Excel Schedule Templates, or paper and pen, leave too much room for human error and requires days, if not weeks to produce a functional and fair schedule. This results in lost time, inaccurate payroll calculations, management and staff disengagement, increased labor costs, and an overall loss of workforce productivity — all affecting the bottom line.


We live in an intensely competitive world in which immediate results are expected. Employee scheduling can easily be managed using automation, and more and more businesses are turning to Active Schedules by VCS for this solution. Active Schedules is an online employee scheduling system that provides businesses with the ability to manage staff and forecast demand simply and easily, resulting in cost-reduction and a more productive and engaged workforce.

Utilizing Active Schedules allows you to easily manage shift schedules, payroll, overtime pay calculation, time card clocking, and more with a tool that automates daily workplace tasks. Active Schedules ensures the right people are always working at the right time with the right skill set, helping to eliminate shift shortages and the need for costly overtime.

Engage your workforce and increase job satisfaction and staff retention by providing your employees with instant access to their employee schedule at any time from any device. Employees can view changes and updates to their schedules in real time, fill out time off request forms, and even bid on open shifts for which they are eligible.

Dramatically reduce the time it takes to efficiently create, access and manage error-free electronic time cards and schedules while creating a variety of reports for management to review. Manage your part-time and full-time workforce seamlessly, especially during peak times, with a solution that takes the guess work out of your labor planning process and ensures workforce scheduling optimization.



Easily find the right combination of part-time and full-time employees to accommodate your shift schedule based on availability, skill sets, labor laws, and seniority.



Create online schedules based on business data and share them directly with your employees in real time. Send and receive employee schedule notifications in real time via a call, text or email.



Receive and relay real time staff shortage alerts to ensure your shift schedule has the right number of employees working on any given shift.

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If you're unhappy with the time it takes you to schedule the right people to work the right jobs at the right time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Managers are always obsessing over time management and staff productivity. They ask:

  • Why are our employees still missing shifts when we post our shift schedules in the break room?

  • How can we reduce overtime and labor costs?

  • Our employee turnover rate is through the roof. What can we do to retain our best employees?

Register for one of our upcoming webinars to learn how workforce scheduling can help solve these problems and more.