Schedule management-wise, good employee communication is essential, and this is exactly what Agendrix provides with its simple centralizing communication tool.
Riopel Centre de rénovation is a Sainte-Adèle family-owned hardware store founded more than 42 years ago. Once under the banner of Rona, Riopel Centre de rénovation is now part of the Home Hardware group.
“The owner discovered Agendrix during an exhibition show and later brought it up to the human resources manager. We then went over the different products available on the market, but Agendrix stood out because of its simplicity and its ability to adapt to the latest technologies. It was the only app to send text messages and integrate to Facebook, and offered an easy-to-use mobile version for employees. Further, it also allowed us to automatically export our time sheet data to Nethris, our payroll software.”
“What we like the most is how accessible the schedule is. The moment we make a change in the schedule, the concerned employees are instantly notified about it. Further, we can see if the employees viewed their schedules, preventing oversights.
We also really like the news feed, which allows us to send messages to everyone or specific employee groups. We mostly use it for policy and process reminders and to invite our employees to social events. Just as with the schedule, it’s really useful to let us see who viewed our messages.”
“Everything went rather quickly! Then, we just got better over time as we discovered the different keyboard shortcuts, for example.”
“We lose less time with unnecessary communications since everything is centralized. For example, leave requests in the app really made creating the schedule easier. In short, we work much more efficiently.”
“Most of the employees made it their own right away, but our older employees were a bit more reluctant. They simply continue check their schedule on the punch.”
|Tasks||Old ways||With Agendrix|
|Scheduling||6 hours (using Excel)||1 h 30|
|Schedule changes||1 h 30 (using Excel)||30 minutes|
|Schedule sharing||30 minutes(printing and calling)||Instantaneous|
|Time sheets||3 hours weekly(cardboard cards)||1 hour weekly|
|TOTAL||8 hours||3 hours|