Time is something that none of us seem to have enough of. For those club operators who are constantly juggling the difficulties of scheduling employees and independent contractors, Shifteez is here to help.
(Note: This article appeared in our January 2020 issue’s Special Focus on Future Technology. All of the articles in this Special Focus will be posted to ExoticDancer.com.)
Steve Rudd has heard it before: Scheduling is one of the greatest headaches club owners or managers can endure. In an industry fraught with high turnover, no-call/no-shows, and abbreviated shifts, it’s easy to see why scheduling is an exercise in frustration.
Taking the feedback (i.e. groans) of club owners/operators, Rudd and his company, Shifteez, have developed an app “with the latest in web, mobile and cloud technology,” per Rudd.
ED Magazine spoke with Rudd to see how Shifteez lives up to its name, freeing up everyone in the club to do more.
ED: For a club owner/operator who may not be familiar with your company and its products, how would you briefly summarize Shifteez?
RUDD: Shifteez is a cloud-based, industry-specific scheduling app. Shifteez was created to make the gentlemen’s club scheduling nightmare a thing of the past. Our goal is to make scheduling for club managers as simple as possible. To use Shifteez, a manager will simply create their schedule on a tablet or computer. Employees and/or contractors will be able to instantly and easily view the club’s schedule. Not only can they simply sign-up for the available shifts right from their mobile phone within seconds, they will be able to see their current schedule in real-time and chat with managers to resolve any issues or ask questions.
ED: Can this system work with independent contractors as far as scheduling?
RUDD: Shifteez is perfect for independent contractors! Independent contractors can link up with as many clubs as they want when the club uses our free Shifteez app. This provides them with access to all their shift opportunities and schedules across all their clubs right on their phone.
ED: How does Shifteez free up staff to focus on customer service or other duties?
RUDD: We developed Shifteez for gentlemen’s clubs after listening to many club owners expressing their frustrations with scheduling. Shifteez eliminates the time and effort wasted on scheduling by club managers. There will be no back-and-forth calls to cover shifts, no more pencil, paper, and eraser messes or sharing spreadsheets wondering who has the latest copy of the file. Everything is done instantaneously, in real-time and securely in the cloud.
We know the gentlemen’s club industry is quite unique and offers challenges not seen in other industries. With that in mind, we focused on how to address these in a way that no other generic scheduling software does. — Steve Rudd
ED: Your custom-designed framework allows for specificity to the gentlemen’s club industry; how, specifically, are you able to adapt to the gentlemen’s club industry as far as scheduling?
RUDD: We know the gentlemen’s club industry is quite unique and offers challenges not seen in other industries. With that in mind, we focused on how to address these in a way that no other generic scheduling software does. Shifteez offers numerous features that are of great importance to the gentlemen’s clubs. The Shifteez alert system will allow for club managers to send out alerts for important notifications such as available shifts that need to be covered. These can be sent to an individual, a select group of workers or all workers. This feature can also be automated, so a text message will be automatically sent to all entertainers when a shift becomes available or a new shift is added.
Another exciting feature is the rules engine. The Shifteez rules engine allows managers to set their own rules. One such example is where a club may have internal rules about who may work the busy shifts. In this app, a manager can easily set up a rule whereby workers must work a weekday shift in order to work a weekend shift.
ED: How does Shifteez help bring gentlemen’s club owners into the future of their club’s operations?
RUDD: Our goal is to make scheduling as simple as possible. Shifteez was built from the ground up with the latest in web, mobile and cloud technology. Owners and managers can literally schedule their club from the beach if they wanted to! Entertainers and other staff get to see real-time alerts, requests, notifications, and their current schedule anytime. They can request a shift or cancel a shift with a simple click. Managers will see this instantly and can adjust on the fly as needed. With no software to install or update all app improvements happen instantly and transparently. Club managers can focus on the important aspects of running a gentlemen’s club while Shifteez continuously improves club scheduling.
For more information, visit Shifteez.com or call (201) 410-6557.