TECHCRUNCH: Homebase, a San Francisco-based startup, is launching out of beta to take the pain out of scheduling and payroll management for small business restaurants and retailers. 90 percent of retail and restaurant scheduling is currently done on paper or Excel, which makes managing payroll an owner’s nightmare. It takes an average of seven hours per week to review timesheets and coordinate schedules, all while taking into account labor law compliance, overtime rates, and keeping within your operating budget.
For the 33 million people employed hourly by these local businesses, getting a shift covered often means consulting a call list, sending out a bunch of texts, and hoping you’ll hear back in time.
Homebase helps to reduce the administrative burden of hourly work by automating scheduling, timesheets, and communication between employees. The basic tools are free, with tiered pricing options for additional features.
During a six month beta, Homebase tracked over 3 million shifts and $100 million in earnings for thousands of businesses across all 50 states. Businesses on the platform reported four to five hours per week of average time saved. Read the full article