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7shifts

This product is well suited for businesses of all sizes. Its ease of use makes it a valuable resource for not only management and ownership but also for the staff. Using it to communicate with staff when a new beer is being tapped is key for us. I can message the entire staff and they can respond to the group with any questions or comments.
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Harri

It would depend on what they are looking for.
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Pros

  • Easy of scheduling: allows setup templates
  • Communication with staff: an employee directly or my department
  • Affordable: offers a lot of functions without being overly priced
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  • At this point we are not thrilled with much - it used to be a great platform to screen people but that is no longer the case.
  • Communication on the platform is helpful but that is something everyone is able to do.
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Cons

  • iPhone app: I'm not able to change the preset time frames so I have to manually enter the shifts
  • When working from the app it doesn't block out the time off as it does on the desktop so I have to make sure I haven't approved anyone first before I start doing the schedule
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  • Internal communication for managers.
  • Staff files - it still is not able to be a fully digital employee file, and managers are not able to add notes to the person's file.
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Alternatives Considered

For me, 7Shifts has the same amount of functionality, but for a much better price. The app functionality of 7shifts was easier to navigate and allowed me to do more than HotSchedules. I've recommended it to several other local businesses who have implemented it as well and had great luck.
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We are moving over to Paylocity. HotSchedules does everything we need really well and getting better all the time.
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Return on Investment

  • Doing the schedule from the iPhone app is not as simple as the desktop or iPad platform. I'd like to see it more streamlined.
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  • We saved thousands at first as the platform was a great and quick way to find great FOH hires - that is clearly no longer the focus and it does not generate any great leads when we used the ecosystem for hiring. They all come from other job boards
  • The HR tools do not meet the expectation of what is required or needed in CA.
  • Internal communication for leadership needs to be consoled to different levels of management and staff.
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Pricing Details

7shifts

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Harri

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details