7shifts Experiences Outstanding Growth; Triples Revenue in Last 12 Months
7shifts announced that with 60 percent of its usage coming from mobile, 7shifts has gone from scheduling 1 million shifts per month 6 months ago, to now scheduling over 2 million shifts per month for more than 150,000 restaurant workers across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia.
The 7shifts platform reduces the time spent on scheduling by 80 percent and labor costs by up to 3 percent. This is achieved by automating employee scheduling, helping them easily and remotely manage their work hours, and through detailed analytics driving employee engagement and communication. 7shifts replaces last-minute phone calls and shift swaps with a dynamic, mobile-first solution, also accessible via desktop, that requires no training to use. In addition to its value to restaurant managers, 7shifts also gives workers more control and visibility into their scheduling and provides them with a digital record akin to a résumé to use for career advancement.
Founded in 2013 in Saskatoon, Canada, 7shifts was borne out of the desire of founder and CEO Jordan Boesch to help his family’s Quiznos franchise when he was in high school. Boesch taught himself to code and developed an app that over the years evolved into the 7shifts platform.
The platform has focused on restaurants since the beginning and on solving problems that go beyond just addressing the pains of the hourly worker. Founder and CEO Jordan Boesch took what he witnessed while studying restaurant employees and managers, to create a product that empowers those working in the food service industry while helping operators better manage and reduce labor costs.
One of the largest workforces in the United States is restaurant employees, who make up more than 10 percent of the country’s overall labor force. Until now, scheduling of these employees has not kept pace with technology developments. 7shifts provides a solution that finally addresses these fundamental workforce issues, preventing the loss of revenue from missed shifts, improving communication and efficiency, and even helping to eliminate abuse.
“We wanted to support our cafe managers with an easy scheduling system and get ROI with reduced labor costs,” said Jacob Chaney, District Manager, Panera Texas. “7shifts has helped our businesses run better with automated scheduling tools, reduced our labor costs and empowered our head office with the data and oversight we need to support our stores.”