People can easily schedule their doctor’s appointments and manicures online, but online tools for scheduling professional resources have traditionally been scant. Resource Guru is a web-application that fills that void, giving busy bosses a way to allocate resources and schedule their employees’ days without relying on spreadsheets or dry erase boards.
Scheduling is easy when you’ve only got one employee. Add additional staffers and clients to the mix, however, and you’ve got a recipe for disorganization. Start getting your professional house in order by creating a business account with Resource Guru and adding each person on your team to your account. Enter bookings for your employees into the system. For example, you can use Resource Guru to record a meeting that Mark has scheduled for 4 p.m. on Monday, and an assignment that you expect Jane to be working on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday. The resource scheduling application shows you everyone’s schedules on one color-coded calendar, and shows you important details like client names and project descriptions on the very same page. Resource Guru’s “availability bar” shows you which employees aren’t busy on any given day or time, allowing you to appropriately allocate resources without double booking team members.
Resource Guru’s management system also allows employees to book specific resources or tools they need to get work done, like conference rooms or company vehicles. The platform shows when these resources are available, and uses various permissions settings to ensure only high-level staffers have the authority to set aside important company assets for their personal use.
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