StaffFox™ Radically Reduces the Effort Needed to Create Optimal Staff Schedules During Uncertain Times

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As business managers know firsthand, both customer demand and staff availability can be uncertain and moving targets. These two factors, greatly amplified by the pandemic, make efficiently scheduling staff both more challenging and more critical than ever before. The latest release of StaffFox, from Fox Optimization, further improves its exclusive SmartFill™ assignment tool and introduces several new features requested by users.

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StaffFox, by Fox Optimization, helps businesses create significantly better staff schedules in less time.

"The Covid-19 pandemic has made staff scheduling harder than ever. StaffFox’s exclusive SmartFill technology is arguably the best way to both quickly create optimal staff schedules and easily handle changes in shift needs or staff availability."

Beyond the significant enhancements in the latest release, StaffFox is reaching out to businesses throughout North America to offer its superior online staff scheduling tool free for three months. StaffFox’s web and mobile tools are uniquely capable of handling complex and changing staffing challenges. By offering StaffFox free of charge, and including its concierge onboarding service, the company hopes it can help businesses minimize the impact of the uncertainty as the world navigates its way through this pandemic, while also positioning them for success as lockdowns are relaxed.

One significant improvement in this release is related to StaffFox’s exclusive SmartFill(tm) technology. SmartFill uses cutting-edge algorithms that, at the push of a button, can create and evaluate millions of possible schedules in a matter of seconds to find the optimal schedule. This feature stands out from so-called “auto-fill” technologies, which often don’t scale well, don’t balance across competing priorities, and don’t generate optimal schedules. SmartFill’s capacity to take into account staff skills, availability and preferences, shift needs and relative priorities, business constraints, and legal or union requirements make it the ideal tool for employers under pressure to meet both business and staff needs. And with this latest release, SmartFill is now up to 83% faster on the hardest schedules.

StaffFox has also recently enhanced its Team View feature, which allows team members to see each other’s schedules and facilitate coordination. With Team View, managers can let qualified staff see, within the mobile app, the schedules of others who are working with them. This capability makes it easy to ensure people are where they should be, allows managers to make adjustments on the spot, and also helps staff plan for shift swaps.

With a web and mobile app for managers and staff, StaffFox is the ideal staff scheduling tool for businesses. Meeting the needs of owners and their staff members, StaffFox creates better schedules, reduces overtime, and improves staff retention and productivity. Despite a tumultuous economic climate, StaffFox remains committed to helping scheduling managers be successful.

About StaffFox: StaffFox (http://www.stafffox.com) is your intelligent scheduling partner built to help businesses create and communicate better schedules in less time using the power of cutting-edge prescriptive analytics in an easy-to-use form.

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Joshua Miller
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