This feature is a part of the Smart Ops Release. Click here to learn more about Smart Ops Release.



The Labor Dashboard provides a deep analysis of Labor trends and performance for one or more of your Restaurant Locations. Looking into how the current year compares to the previous year provides the insights needed to make Labor more efficient for your Organization. At a quick glance, Restaurant Managers can even view the Labor trends for the week/day to determine the accuracy of Scheduled and Forecasted Labor and adjust staffing accordingly. 


Note: This is currently only available to Early Adopters.



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This article reviews the following topics:



Security


Users with the following Security Roles have access to the Labor Dashboard:

  • Primary Security Roles
    • Full Access
    • Accounting Manager
    • Accounting Clerk
  • Secondary Security Roles
    • Forecasting Admin
    • Payroll Clerk


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Navigation



Begin with clicking 'Smart Operations NEW!' in either the Operations or Scheduling module. 



In the left navigation pane, click 'Labor Dashboard' under 'Dashboards' to view the Labor Dashboard.


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Dashboard Header



The data used for this dashboard can be updated based on the Locations and Sales Settings chosen in the header of this dashboard. 


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Labor Trends


The Labor Trends graph displays the current year's Labor dollar, percentage, and hours compared to the scheduled Labor and previous year's Labor. This chart can be broken down by days, weeks, or months, and includes an overview of the yearly Labor Trends underneath the main graph. 


Users can hover over any point to view all three of these Labor values for a specific day, week, or month, depending on the date range selected.



1) Value Selector - These values enable the User to view the graph based on Labor dollar, percentage, or hours. This is defaulted to show Labor Trends by dollar

2) Range Selector - This option will show data organized by days, weeks, or months. This is defaulted to show the breakdown by days

3) Yearly Labor Trends - A line graph that shows yearly Labor Trends. Users can view different days, weeks, or months of the yearly trends by dragging and dropping the grayed out square of the graph to the desired date range, as shown in the gif above


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Labor Analysis Report


The Labor Analysis widget looks into how the forecasted, scheduled, and actual Labor compares for a set day or week. Users can assess the variances for the top or bottom 5 Locations in Labor dollar, percentage, or hours.



1) Report Type - This is defaulted to show the amount of and variances between the Scheduled Labor compared to the Actual Labor. Report Type for Labor Analysis include:

  • Scheduled vs Actual
  • Forecasted vs Actual
  • Forecasted vs Scheduled

2) Value Selector - These values enable the User to view the data based on Labor dollar, percentage, or hours. This is defaulted to show data by Labor dollar

3) Day / Week Selector - This field displays the day or week that the data will be pulled for. Days/Weeks can be selected by clicking into the date listed and choosing either 'Day' or 'Week' and then the desired date. Besides using the calendar, Users can navigate between days by clicking either the forward or backward arrow, as needed

4) Average Variance - The average Labor $, %, or hour variance of all Locations. The amount will be displayed in one of the following colors:

  • Green - This means that the current week has a higher average Labor $, %, or hours variance than the previous week
  • Red - This means that the current week has a lower average Labor $, %, or hours variance than the previous week 

5) Previous Week - The average Variance for the previous week

6) Top / Bottom Performers - A grid that lists data for the top or bottom 5 performers, based on the selection made in the Top/Bottom Performers Selector (#7)

7) Top / Bottom Performers Selector - A selector that will display either the top or bottom performers in this widget

8) Location Performers - A listing of the Locations that are the top or bottom 5 performers. Each Location name is hyperlinked to its Schedule Calendar

9) Scheduled Labor $, %, or Hr - The Scheduled Labor $, %, or hours for the corresponding Location and the day/week selected (#3)

10) Bar Graph - A bar graph that shows a visual of both the Actual Labor (in green or red) and the Scheduled Labor (in gray)

11) Actual Labor $, %, or Hr - The Actual Labor $, %, or hours for the corresponding Location and the day/week selected (#3)

12) Variance - The difference between the Actual and the Scheduled Labor


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OT Performance


The OT Performance widget displays the Scheduled versus Actual Over Time Labor for a set day or week. Users can assess the variances for the top or bottom 5 Locations in Labor dollar, percentage, or hours. 



1) Value Selector - These values enable the User to view the data based on Labor dollar, percentage, or hours. This is defaulted to show data by Labor dollar

2) Day / Week Selector - This field displays the day or week that the data will be pulled for. Days/Weeks can be selected by clicking into the date listed and choosing either 'Day' or 'Week' and then the desired date. Besides using the calendar, Users can navigate between days by clicking either the forward or backward arrow, as needed

3) Average Variance - The average OT Labor $, %, or hour variance of all Locations. The amount will be displayed in one of the following colors: 

  • Green - This means that the amount has a higher average OT Labor $, %, or hours variance than the previous week
  • Red - This means that the amount has a lower OT Labor $, %, or hours variance than the previous week

4) Previous Week - The average Variance for the previous week

5) Top / Bottom Performers - A grid that lists data for the top or bottom 5 performers, based on the selection made in the Top/Bottom Performers Selector (#7)

6) Top / Bottom Performers Selector - A selector that displays either the top or bottom performers in this widget

7) Location Performers - A listing of the Locations that are the top or bottom 5 performers. Each Location name is hyperlinked to its Schedule Calendar

8) Scheduled Labor $, %, or Hr - The Scheduled OT $, %, or hours for the corresponding Location and the day/week selected (#3)

9) Bar Graph - A bar graph that shows a visual of both the Actual OT Labor (in green or red) and the Scheduled OT Labor (in gray)

10) Actual Labor $, %, or Hr - The Actual OT $, %, or hours for the corresponding Location and the day/week selected (#3)

11) Variance - The difference between the Actual and the Scheduled OT Labor


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