Time is my scarcest resource. Workfeed gives me back so much of it.
Isaac Visser is a luminary in the Finnish restaurant scene, owning a total of 7 restaurants in Finland. The gastronomic businesses he runs range from five star restaurants over bistros in petrol stations to cocktail bars. They all offer seasonal cuisine, and are located on Finnish islands.
Of the 7 restaurants he owns, 4 are currently using Workfeed - and Isaac hopes to persuade his business partners in the other 3 restaurants to move their shift planning to Workfeed in the coming months. But why is Isaac such a strong advocate of using Workfeed?
“As a manager of 7 restaurants, time is my scarcest resource. Keeping the business running while onboarding new people and managing work shifts takes time. I was never really happy with the systems I used to plan work schedules: They were complex, costly, and hard to use.”
In light of these issues, Isaac started to look for another solution to manage work schedules.
“When I stumbled across Workfeed, it was everything I ever wanted. It is easy to use and you don’t need to look for things. The app is designed to save time for everyone.”
He onboarded his teams to Workfeed, empowering the employees of the different restaurants to access and impact the work schedules themselves. This immediately saved Isaac a lot of time in following up with individual workers.
“I didn’t even need to give them training on it. They started whooping around with it immediately. If you can pour a beer, then you are able to use Workfeed - it is really that easy.”
Personalisation was a key word for him that he enjoyed in the process: “What I liked about the app is that I was able to modify it as needed - that was pretty good. The Workfeed team was very helpful, available and quick to respond - that was a big help in itself.”
Compared to the previous set-up in Maraplan, Isaac estimates that he now uses one fifth of the time he was using previously. “I plan the shifts months ahead now - and can just do this in 3 or 4 days. Before, it would have taken me 15 to 20 days.”
But it’s not only the time aspect that makes planning incredibly easy for Isaac since he started using Workfeed for his restaurants. He also enjoys the impact the app has on employee flexibility and satisfaction.
“I like to give the staff exactly those vacation days and shifts they want. Workfeed makes this easy, and I can tell my employees: Just indicate your desired days and times in the app, and we will find a solution.”
Giving his employees the chance to work when and how they want is crucial to him, he says. He saw employee satisfaction increase, and people feeling safe and secure with the digital set up.
“I like to be innovative and to try new things to see if it does make my business more efficient. With Workfeed, this was definitely the case - it makes my job so much easier and I can really recommend it to everyone who manages a business.”
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Increased employee satisfaction
Workfeed has made life easier for Isaac's employees by giving them access to the schedule through an app.