What it is: Workday Scheduling and Labor Optimization is an intelligent, worker-first scheduling solution that leverages artificial intelligence to match labor demand with worker qualifications, availability and preferences to automatically optimize schedules for both workers and the business. By analyzing data across the organization, Workday Scheduling and Labor Optimization helps managers and operations leaders optimize schedules to meet both the labor demands of the business and numerous business parameters—such as labor regulations—and worker scheduling preferences. Workday Scheduling and Labor Optimization is part of a unified workforce management offering that helps organizations elevate the worker experience and more easily attract, engage and retain talent—all in one system.
Why we like it: This is a useful tool that fills an unmet need without much fuss. It helps solve a particular problem that doesn’t necessarily affect all organizations but can get overlooked. We especially liked the sliders to help create the schedule and the “scoring” for schedules that provide feedback to managers in real time. Also useful are the alerts and notifications for managers when conflicts or compliance concerns arise.