Oh, what a wonderful year it has been with so many cookies, magical toy-making activities and joy in the air. Last Christmas was such a delight – Santa, Mrs Claus, the reindeer and elves all worked so well together that they managed to free up a little time-off to hang up the sleigh bells before preparing for the 2019 holiday season.
This year, Time Tracker is providing Santa with fun new features, helping him keep everyone on schedule and making sure that everything happens right on time. If he’s late, he could be spotted–or worse, he might not get all the toys to the good little boys and girls who are eagerly awaiting their Christmas deliveries.
Santa enjoyed his time off so much that he has decided to implement a few new standards this Christmas, and with a little help from his team he might just be able to take that beach vacation he and Mrs. Claus have been planning. Santa decides to jot down a few ideas…
1. Elf Assignment Tracking
One elf running behind can throw off the entire assembly line, whether it’s an elf down in toy creation who is struggling to get his toys built on time, or an elf in the wrapping department who has a stack of unwrapped presents awaiting their attention. Fortunately, with Time Tracker’s Scheduling, Santa can keep track of exactly what each elf needs to accomplish.
Assign specific projects to individual elves or departments. Sometimes, the elves are needed for special assignments: that last-minute toy that will absolutely make a special little boy or girl’s Christmas, for example. And other times, the entire department needs to step up and take on a task together to meet the deadline.
Keep track of individual elf responsibilities. Sure, that elf down in doll creation has a way with glitter that just can’t be matched, but they can only take on so many assignments at once! But now thanks to Time Tracker’s scheduling feature, Santa can get a better idea of what assignments the elves already have so that he doesn’t overload one particular elf or department. After all, he needs to ensure all his elves are well rested to maintain the perfect detail that goes into his toys and we all know an overworked elf is a grumpy elf.
2. Run the Right Reports to Understand Elf Capability
Scheduling all those elves takes a lot of energy and effort–and Santa needs to make sure that he knows exactly what his elves are best at and what they’re able to accomplish. Does he need to move elves off of the wrapping line and into toy production? Are there elves who need to be given more responsibility in order to meet their full potential? Time Tracker’s reports are making it easier than ever for Santa to keep up with assignments for all of his elves.
Santa can easily gain insights into what the elves are doing best and how they’re managing their responsibilities. Some elves are incredibly efficient time managers: they can turn out dozens of toys in a day or wrap all of a child’s stocking stuffers in an hour. Others, however, simply are not. With Time Tracker’s new customizable dashboard, Santa can easily add the important reports he needs on one centralized screen where he can see everything he needs to know in order to make important decisions.
Track elf attendance. Most elves are delighted to start their work week. After all, they have the responsibility of creating the perfect gifts for every child on Santa’s Nice List! Sometimes, however, the elves get a little distracted feeding the reindeer and they forget to clock-in on time.
Estimate labor costs. Thanks to time and attendance reports, Santa can better estimate his labor costs, which means he won’t get in to trouble with the Elf Labor Union–phew! He can also keep a close eye on overtime hours by receiving alerts when his elves are spending too much time in the toy shop.
When you are Santa time is everything! Time Tracker’s new customizable dashboard makes it easier for Santa to track important activities. It is easy to add, delete and move around widgets on the dashboard and even create handy shortcuts.
3. Schedule Elves for the Right Shifts
Like other workers, elves have a labor union that requires them to have reasonable working conditions–and while they might put in some overtime as they get closer to the holidays, no elf wants to end up stuck at work 24/7. Time Tracker’s scheduling feature allows Santa to:
- Create daily, weekly, and monthly schedules in minutes–a must as the holidays approach and his schedule gets tighter than ever
- Create and save templates, which makes it easier to handle those busy days immediately around Christmas, he can also use them again next year too!
- Give admin permissions to Mrs. Claus so she can help Santa manage the schedule
- Keep every elf on track with the most up to date version of the schedule being published and available online for all the elves to see
- Track hours to avoid accidentally assigning too much overtime to any one elf–including a red notification that lets Santa know when elves have been working too hard
- Show Santa exactly how many hours the elves are working each week–which could help him decide when he needs to bring in more helpers
Santa just loves being able to copy (and edit) the previous week’s schedule it saves him so much time! But, it is the color codes for all the different job types that are his favorite, he never has to worry about his head elf getting assigned to kitchen duty…not like last year.
4. Create the Perfect Plan for The Big Day
Delivering all those presents in a single night leaves Santa on an incredibly tight schedule. Every year, he refines his route as more children are added to the nice list, children grow up, or, worse, children stop believing in the magic of Christmas. Fortunately, Time Tracker also offers a GPS feature that makes it possible for Santa to create the perfect schedule for present delivery. The GPS tracker will help to refine Santa’s delivery schedule so that he knows exactly where he is supposed to be at any point in his route. The GPS feature can help Santa avoid missing any important deliveries and disappointing those children.
GPS tracking also allows Mrs. Claus to always see exactly where Mr. Claus is. Mrs. Claus often waits back at the North Pole anxiously, hoping that Santa hasn’t been spotted and that he isn’t running behind schedule. Thanks to Time Tracker, she can now see exactly where he is without having to bother him or the reindeer.
Santa has benefited immensely from adding Time Tracker to his routine this Christmas season–and your business can, too. If you want to see for yourself how Time Tracker can streamline your business, try our free trial.