1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chooses 'When I Work' App to Streamline Employee Scheduling
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 7, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- thisCLICKS LLC announced today that the world's largest junk removal service, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, has selected When I Work to streamline employee scheduling for its on-the-go junk removal crews. When I Work is a cloud-based employee scheduling application that uses the Web, mobile apps, text messaging and social media to help businesses save time and improve communication with employees.
With When I Work, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? managers have significantly reduced the number of hours spent each week creating and managing the schedule. Eric Blum, a franchise partner in Pennsylvania, says, "When I Work has centralized time-off and shift replacement requests, so they are made and tracked in one place, eliminating scheduling conflicts." When employees make a request, the manager automatically receives an email and text message notification. If management approves the request, it is automatically transferred to the schedule. When I Work also makes financial sense for Blum's two franchises. He says, "I created one account for both my locations. This allows me to take advantage of better pricing while still keeping the schedules separate."
Before adopting When I Work, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?'s print-and-post scheduling made it difficult for employees to access the schedule outside of the office and caused company-wide frustration. Management struggled to reach staff with schedule updates and urgent needs. "A printed, static schedule just doesn't cut it when your employees are on the move throughout the day," says Chad Halvorson, CEO of When I Work's parent company, thisCLICKS. When I Work makes the schedule accessible, mobile, and adaptable -- anytime, anywhere. It simplifies employee communication and integrates into 1-800-GOT-JUNK?'s business model using the free mobile apps for iPhone and Android, and 2-way text messaging for non-smartphone users.
When I Work's benefits have even been recognized at the franchisor level. "When I Work has streamlined scheduling and built efficiency across several of our franchise partners," says Simon Lowe, Director of Field Support for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
"1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a great example of how today's workforce is more mobile than ever. A mobile lifestyle doesn't just mean Facebook and Twitter anymore," says Chad Halvorson. "Mobile comes in two flavors: work and play," he continues. "Companies that realize this are poised to significantly improve employee satisfaction and accountability -- not to mention the time saved when using a collaborative employee scheduling software."
About When I Work
When I Work has helped thousands of businesses effectively schedule over 50,000 employees since 2010. It continues to help businesses save time and improve staff accountability through a world-class employee scheduling software that's simple, fast and mobile. Please visit us at http://wheniwork.com.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that is helping residents and businesses remove junk and regain space. Whether it's a pile of household junk in the garage or a warehouse full of office furnishings, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you, making the ordinary business of junk removal exceptional. We are passionate about recycling and donating to charity. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was founded in 1989 and now operates throughout North America and Australia. Please visit us at http://1800gotjunk.com.
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