Unclear communication and misunderstanding can quickly ruin work relationships, and sour the atmosphere in the workplace. “Why does he always get all the overtime?” “Wait – I asked for my holiday with two weeks’ advance and it got rejected, why did she get time off when she just asked yesterday?” Limit the risk of grudges and complaints of preferential treatment by implementing tools that enable clear, straightforward communication between employees and management. LS Staff Management, our workforce management software, can help you streamline staff scheduling, and also provides you with a direct communication channel in the form of an Employee Portal. Your staff can log onto the Portal to view upcoming shifts, comment on their hours, request to work certain days, ask for shift changes or time off, receive messages, accept or decline work requests, and see their manager’s responses. The system ensures quick communication by immediately alerting managers to any requests that need addressing, which they can then accept or reject. Seeing one’s schedule in advance, having a clear view of worked hours and getting straightforward answers to requests will make your employees more relaxed, satisfied and motivated in the workplace. According to research, when your employees are happy they work harder, stay longer in the job and take fewer sick days. And when your staff is happy to work for you, you spend less in hiring and training new employees – and can offer consistently high-quality service in your locations. Contact us if you need help finding the right technology to improve the quality of work in your workplace.