Deputy uses AI for auto staff scheduling

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Deputy uses AI for auto staff scheduling

The cloud rostering provider says its new rostering tool can save hours every week in planning time.

Deputy can now automatically create staff schedules due to the use of machine learning. The cloud rostering provider’s new auto-scheduling tool takes multiple factors – including footfall and sales data – into account, building the best possible worker roster to meet a specified business goal such as cost saving or team equality.

Users can feed in business-specific demand signals (for example, a cafe might use the number of coffee orders in different time periods), and the scheduling tool will determine the exact number of staff required in each area.

That is used to create a shift structure with the right number of people working in every area at all times, and then that structure can be automatically filled with the best people for every shift according to the chosen priorities.

“For business owner and managers, the struggle of wanting to be in control but unable to navigate these complex decisions without all the facts and permutations to hand, has long been a pain-point. With Deputy's auto-scheduling, small businesses have full control and visibility over their roster and team, without having to personally make the hard decisions about what is best for the business,” said Deputy co-founder and CEO Ashik Ahmed.

Auto-scheduling is now available for all customers of Deputy. An in-depth webinar on using the tool is available, and here’s a shorter demo:

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