Optimising performance in the workplace is always easier said than done. It requires constant work and will never be fully achieved as there will always be room for improvement.
There are countless factors affecting performance of individuals and of teams. That’s why we’re always looking for ways we can improve performance, whether that’s through better management, improved employee engagement or empowering employees.
If your business has a great culture, your leadership team inspires your staff and you have employees willing to go the extra mile, then you’re in a great place. Our aim is to take you to an even better place.
Leaving optimising your business to one side for the moment, great workforce management has one simple idea at its core; to make life easy for employees. By automating labour intensive tasks, streamlining traditional business processes and doing this all through an intuitive app and software, systems like Quinyx are designed to make the complicated tasks simple, to make the difficult tasks easy and to make the painful tasks a pleasure.
Quinyx makes life easier for its users while helping them be more efficient and productive. How you might ask? Well here’s our top ten reasons:
1. It saves time
First and foremost, Quinyx saves time for both managers and employees. In fact, most managers say the amount of time it saves them is the equivalent to a day a week. Smart, automated schedules take away the pain of having to create them manually and, what’s more, employees receive their own schedule, and updates to it, as soon as it’s published.
As Therese Klingwall, store manager at GANT, says: “Since we began using Quinyx I only spend a day in the back office now where I used to spend two.”
2. It can be used anywhere
So many of our day-to-day functions are now carried out through our phone. From managing our diary, keeping up to speed with our social media, streaming our favourite music, even something as relatively mundane as responding to emails, we do it all through our phones.
The Quinyx app is designed and built with this at the forefront of the mind. It gives managers the ability to control and run their businesses from their phones while at the same time giving employees everything they need, and everything that’s relevant to them, on the device they use more than anything else.
3. It gives employees choice
For employees who work shifts, having an element of control over when they can and can’t work is one of the most important factors which influences their engagement. By being easily able to claim shifts and make their availability to work know, employees are empowered to take control of their worklife.
4. It helps managers do what they do best
Many managers become managers because they are great at the job they were doing previously. In retail, this usually means they were fantastic at the front of the store talking to customers and making sales. All of a sudden when they become managers they are burdened with extra administration tasks, which takes them away from what they do best. Quinyx looks after these tasks for them, helping them get back to the work they love.
Store manager at Gudrun Sjödén, Aino Sackemark, saw an immediate impact when she started using Quinyx: “Instead of sitting in my office I’m now on the shop floor,” she said. “Quinyx has given me my time back. I’m no longer sat in front of a computer getting irritated, I’m doing what I love to do best.”
5. It’s super easy to apply for leave or make vacation requests
Instead of having to fill out endless forms, employees can apply for leave or vacations through the Quinyx app. And managers can grant these requests through the app as well meaning a process which traditionally involves spreadsheets, paper and admin can be done in a swipe and a click.
6. Updates are always immediate
As an employee working shifts, whether that’s in a bar, a restaurant, a cafe or a hotel, there’s nothing working than your shifts being changed without your knowledge. With Quinyx there are instant notifications of any changes to the schedule.
7. Switching shifts is simple
Sometimes employees need to switch shifts. This usually involves a series of phonecalls and messages, often going around in an endless circle. Not so with Quinyx. Employees simple indicate they want to switch a shift and then anyone who wants to can claim it.
GANT employee Jonatan Moreno, is a big fan of this feature: “Switching shifts is easy as it can be done through the app on our phones and only takes a moment.”
8. It provides an excellent overview for employees...
The control employees have and feel is unprecedented. For them, being able to manage everything in one place is an integral part of how Quinyx makes their life easier.
Jonatan adds: “Quinyx is perfect for me because I can see how many hours I’m working, apply to work more in busy periods, use it to request time off as well as being able to check messages and my schedule when I’m not in the office.”
9. ...and also for managers
With Quinyx, budgeting and forecasting can all be done in the same place. This is essential when managers are working to control costs.
This simplicity is something which has brought a huge benefit to Therese at GANT: “I can see the budget for each day, each week, each month and the full year. It makes it much simpler and easier to work within the budget and to save hours where and when we need to.”
10. Better communication and task management
This is the art of being able to keep track of what is being done, when it’s being done and who is doing. Not only does this benefit the end user, giving them a clear, easy to understand list of the jobs they need to do each shift, it is also invaluable for managers, giving them a complete overview in real-time of what work is being completed. And with it all being in one place, it’s as easy to use as everything else.
We love making life easy for a customers, we love helping them change the way they work so they can enjoy it more and we love providing our end users with a tool they use day-in and day-out to enjoy work.