HotSchedules vs. Workmate

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HotSchedules
Score 6.7 out of 10
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HotSchedules is a cloud-based scheduling, labor and communication management software solution serving the restaurant and hospitality industry. According to the vendor, key benefits include: Build & Communicate Schedules The scheduling and labor management software reduces the time it takes managers to create and communicate schedules. All scheduling and employee information is stored in one central location, so managers have access to time-off requests,…N/A
Workmate
Score 7.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Workmate provides businesses an automated workforce management solution, with an integrated network of blue-collar workers on a data-driven hiring platform. Workmate aims to provide businesses with visibility into their entire workforce through automating hiring, onboarding, scheduling, attendance, and performance reporting processes in one seamless system, while leveraging a qualified network of 50,000+ pre-vetted workers to support recruitment needs. Using real-time performance data, Workmate…N/A
Pricing
HotSchedulesWorkmate
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HotSchedulesWorkmate
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
HotSchedulesWorkmate
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(167 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HotSchedulesWorkmate
Likelihood to Recommend
HotSchedules and Fourth
For small to medium-sized companies HotSchedules works great when business is very static. If you are simply using HotSchedules for a schedule writing tool, it is phenomenal. However, it does miss the mark as a labor control software. Needs more controls to keep managers aware of spending versus historical sales data.
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Workmate
As a supervisor this software is a big help for us to be able to make a proper tracking of our task force, without interfering or being over the shoulder, the variety of options available is great, while I had no full control of the software by company regulations I was able to use it in specific for the managing of the shifts and performance of our teams.
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Pros
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Communication is so simple on HotSchedules. Whether it is communicating a new schedule release, or a quick note about tonight's shift we as managers are able to easily communicate and know that it will reach our team through text notifications, or email notifications.
  • The Meal Break planning tool is very useful in being able to help our floor leaders clearly understand and plan for what breaks are needed throughout the shift. This allows them to come up with a strategic game plan quickly and spend more time with our guests.
  • Shift Swaps and Releases are so seamless. This is our favorite tool as it makes helping our team cover shifts extremely easy and painless. On the flip side it also makes staff who want more hours be able to find what is available in real time.
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Workmate
  • The employee time tracking function has allowed us to minimize and even avoid payroll errors.
  • We also find the tracking of vacations and absences great, so we can easily find replacements for those jobs.
  • Payroll management is very good, it helped us to keep control of finances and to have everything in order with the administrative department.
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Cons
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Clocking In and out can be a little slow. It takes longer to clock in then our previous method. Before we just had a card you swiped and it would clock you in. Took 2 seconds. Now with the Hotschdules method we use it take 30 seconds or so. Not a huge issue but it can add up if you have one computer and a line of employees waiting to clock in.
  • Time Cards. It does not allow you to view someones current time until the "punch" has ended. If the manager would like to check what time the employee clocked in/out from lunch they have to wait until the employee has clocked out for the day before the record is generated. As a shift lead you may send and employee to lunch but forget to note what time you sent them. Awhile passes and you feel like they should be back by now, so you want to go in and see what time they left for lunch but it does not show you that punch record because the employee is still "clocked in" they are just on their "Meal Break"
  • The ability to customize the restrictions for Clocking in and out. You can set it up so that employees can only clock in from a specific location, however if you have a manager who is allowed to work from home they would not be able to clock in without being at the same location as set in the software. It would be nice to see it able to be customized per user.
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Workmate
  • Customer Support team.
  • Schedule Management.
  • UI modelling.
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Likelihood to Renew
HotSchedules and Fourth
Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
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Workmate
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Usability
HotSchedules and Fourth
6 Years of Experience provides me the insight on the upgrades and changes that HotSchedules has done to improve the experience of its users. There are so many features that we still have not started or used to the fullest, but we believe that we are currently getting a strong value out of the money that is paid for this product.
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Workmate
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Support Rating
HotSchedules and Fourth
On rare occasions a phone call has been required to find the solution to a problem, the HotSchedules response staff have been helpful, courteous, and genuinely seem to care for their clients and take pride in what they do. The consistent development and fine tuning of the platform, interface, and mobile environment shows that this is not a program full of people who rest on their laurels.
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Workmate
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Online Training
HotSchedules and Fourth
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Workmate
The training came from one of our associates it was not directly from a Workmate employee, however, it was good enough to let us understand it, and the person who gave us the training was open to ask questions even after the training ended, however as it was really easy to use, we only contacted him for small details.
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Alternatives Considered
HotSchedules and Fourth
I have not used any other Scheduling software for employees. As a campground manager in the summer season, we are using campground master for reservations. it is very similar in process to employee scheduling. the ability to the user of that program to set up their own parameters for time and reservations is something that would benefit the employee scheduling software.
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Workmate
It was not my decision to use it, it was the software available for that current campaign in the company, being honest while both of them are excellent to work with, the design in OnShift is more user friendly, most of my colleagues were in agreement with that, as for Workmate, it was really helpful but some times we were confused by the user interface, it wasn't very negative but it really gets on your nerves.
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Return on Investment
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Saving time on scheduling means our managers can focus more on guest experience, managing the floor and other areas that contribute to the success of our business.
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Workmate
  • The learning curve is a bit slow at the beginning and we needed some time and several weeks to adapt to the system.
  • We have also had to use external technical support because we have had no response from Workmate technical support.
  • It has made it easier for us in the HR department, which means faster work in less time.
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ScreenShots

HotSchedules Screenshots

Screenshot of Time-Off, Availability, Employee Hours, Sales Volume are all available in the scheduler.Screenshot of Employees are able to swap and pick-up shifts from the HotSchedules Mobile App. All shift changes or requests require a manager's approval.Screenshot of Managers and employees can communicate with each other from the mobile and web apps - from anywhere and at anytime.Screenshot of Employees can submit a time-off, request - paid, or unpaid - and can request to work or request off right from the mobile app.Screenshot of Managers can view sales and labor data from their phone.

Workmate Screenshots

Screenshot of Smart Scheduling - Shift ManagementScreenshot of Time & Attendance Tracking via QR Clock-InScreenshot of Fully integrated Supervisor & Worker mobile appsScreenshot of Real-time workforce analytics: track expenses, fulfillment and performance dataScreenshot of Access a network of 50,000+ pre-vetted workers, AI-matched to your needsScreenshot of Automated Workforce Management Platform