HotSchedules Introduces “Essentials” Scheduling Solutions for Small Business

Michal Christine Escobar
Senior Editor (Hotels)
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HotSchedules, a provider of workforce and back office solutions for the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries, announced the launch of two new offerings – HotSchedules Essentials and HotSchedules Plus. Small businesses in industries including healthcare, entertainment and recreation and personal services now have access to the best of HotSchedules’ employee scheduling, communications and time and attendance functionality through a free trial on

Building and administrating schedules using paper, spreadsheets or other manual methods can take six hours or more a week. HotSchedules Essentials and HotSchedules Plus give managers easy-to-use tools to build better employee schedules in 75% less time and provides employees with a central hub to swap and pick-up shifts, message one another and stay connected to their stores on the #1 downloaded scheduling app on iTunes. HotSchedules Plus also includes the company’s Time & Attendance module, helping managers reduce the time it takes to manage payroll.

Christopher Moran, Director of Food & Beverage at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif. said, “HotSchedules helps keep track of specific availabilities, time-off requests, shift approval and swapping, and messaging. This makes scheduling very easy and provides instant updates to changes.”

With a growing user community of nearly 3 million hourly workers, HotSchedules is the recognized leader across top user-review sites including TrustRadius, G2, and Capterra, and is the #1 downloaded scheduling app and #3 paid business app on iTunes with more than 53,000 reviews and a 4.7 average rating.