“Shift workers not only face the challenge of low wages, but they also struggle with fluctuating hours, and last-minute changes,” said Roy Ferguson, Newmetrics’ founder and CEO. “Now, with MyShiftster, they can easily keep track of their shifts."
St Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) August 18, 2014
Today, Newmetrics announces pre-release availability of the MyShiftster shift schedule management mobile application to give industry analysts an exclusive opportunity to evaluate the app before general availability. Journalists and interested investors are encouraged to contact Newmetrics for “First Looks” access from the iTunes store. The Android version of the app is scheduled for release on October 1st.
MyShiftster is a free app that helps shift workers better manage their work schedule by making it as easy as Texting, Tweeting or using Facebook. It’s a revolutionary social tool for managing work schedules such as trading, giving-away or picking-up shifts, as well as enhancing communications with managers and co-workers. Users can also enable automatic notifications for schedule updates, the start of their shift, and other work related events. Watch the MyShiftster video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhd2d1wMP6g
Almost half of young shift workers say they are given a week or less notice for their schedule, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, making it very difficult for them to plan the rest of their activities such as school, childcare, or other work commitments. “Part-Time and Shift workers not only face the challenge of low wages, but they also struggle with irregular schedules, fluctuating hours, and last-minute changes,” said Roy Ferguson, Newmetrics’ founder and CEO. “Now, with MyShiftster, these workers can more easily keep track of their shifts, get alerts to remind them of start times, and sync their shift times to their calendar. They can also trade shifts with co-workers, pick up extra shifts, and communicate with their boss using their smart phones.”
Once released to the public, anyone can download the free app and start managing their schedule right away – they won’t have to wait for their employer, manager, or co-workers to begin using it. As soon as they download the app, they can enter their shift schedule, set up reminders, and sync with their calendar. Optionally, MyShiftster will also update Facebook, Twitter, or send Texts to inform friends and family of schedule changes. Then, when co-workers and managers also join, they too can share shift information and arrange schedule changes. If their boss is using MyShiftster, then they can get automated updates on employee availability, preferences, vacation requests, late/sick day notifications, and much more.
Now, shift workers no longer have to worry about the frustration and wasted time trying to manage schedules, forgetting their shifts, or time-consuming calls and texts to find someone to cover their shift. MyShiftster frees the shift worker from schedule management, so shift work will no longer take over their personal life.
About Newmetrics Corporation
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Newmetrics helps companies manage their most important and expensive resource: their employees. Newmetrics' automation aggregates disparate employee processes into a unified view to help company leaders gain better insight into their operations, improve decision making, and optimize workforce performance.
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