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4 Employee Scheduling Software Features for Stress-Free AV Projects

Posted by Gabe Solomon on Apr 12, 2016 2:00:00 PM

 

Coordinating a group of people to do anything can be hectic -- especially in the world of AV. Between communications, multiple databases, availability, and evolving project requirements, simply scheduling your crew for a project can cost you a substantial amount of time and money. Fortunately, the addition of a crew scheduling and management software can alleviate many of these scheduling tasks and help you manage your AV crew with greater ease. When introducing a crew scheduling software designed specifically for AV projects, there are a few stand-out features you should expect to find that will instantly take the stress out of crew coordination and scheduling.

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Topics: AV Teams, Crew Management & Scheduling

How to Eliminate Your AV Workforce Scheduling Pains

Posted by Gabe Solomon on Apr 7, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Scheduling AV crews is a process that involves a lot of communication and organization. The larger the crew and the bigger the project, the more difficult scheduling becomes. Time consuming tasks like searching through records and databases to find the appropriate crew members, creating and sharing schedules for multiple crews, and making last minute scheduling changes can put a major strain on AV schedulers as events draw near. However, many of these scheduling pains can be solved by introducing the proper scheduling system. Here are some of the most common AV workforce scheduling pains, and the tips and tools you need to solve them.

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Topics: AV Teams, Crew Management & Scheduling

How to Reduce Manual Administration Tasks with AV Workforce Management Software

Posted by Gabe Solomon on Mar 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

With the wide array of workforce management softwares available, almost all aspects of employee and independent contractor management can become streamlined and centralized. Now that mobile devices and technology tools have become more powerful and mainstream, there are a lot of options to be more efficient with workforce management — which is great news for the AV planners and schedulers who are currently relying on outdated scheduling methods, or even those trying to fit their approach into a industry non-specific software that doesn’t understand their unique needs.

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Topics: AV Teams, Crew Management & Scheduling

6 Benefits of Using an Employee Time Tracking Software for AV Projects

Posted by Gabe Solomon on Mar 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Managing and verifying invoices and payouts on AV projects has a tendency to get overwhelming. This is especially true when your crew is made up of both independent contractors and internal employees and you’re tasked at tracking both. Regardless of inefficiencies manual time tracking presents, AV schedulers are expected to collect and manage time sheets for both freelancers and employees quickly, efficiently, and accurately.

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Topics: AV Teams, Crew Management & Scheduling

How AV Crew and Contractor Software Automates Workforce Coordination

Posted by Gabe Solomon on Mar 3, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Coordinating AV crews is often a long and daunting task. You have the perfect crew members in mind, but their availability doesn't match. You decide to add AV contractors to the project, but you're lost on how to handle their contracts and insurance. Your project times and dates need to be changed and you have to communicate these changes to your entire crew, fielding questions in between, but your communications are scattered and messages get lost in the process. AV crewing is a big job, and the more opportunities you have to streamline and automate the process, the more time you’ll be able to save and redirect toward managing the rest of your responsibilities.

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Topics: AV Teams, Crew Management & Scheduling