Avero's Labor by Hour Report
Available in: Professional subscriptions only
Do you want to cut labor costs? Start by running a Labor by Hour report to see where you might be able to buy back some of those labor hours. There is likely a lull in your business at some point in the day. Therefore, looking into labor by the hour can help you determine exactly when you should be cutting staff or how you should stagger your employees' schedule to reduce labor costs.
This article will discuss the following topics:
Running a Labor by Hour Report
The Labor by Hour Report is located under the Labor heading in Avero. By default we will show you yesterday's total labor hours for each hour in the day.
Labor Filters for Hourly Labor Report
Although it is called the Labor by Hour report, you can adjust the time interval to display shorter time periods. You are able to organize the report by shift, 1 hour, 30- or 15-minute increments. This will help you determine exactly where you can cut some costs with labor.
Avero reflects the Job Classes as they are defined in your POS or Time Clock system. These are also tied to departments such as, Front of House, Back of House, etc.
This is the meat of your report. Each report within Avero has a defined number of metrics that can be included in one report. We have defined all of the metric options on the Metrics page.
Labor metrics include both cost-based metrics and productivity-based metrics. Cost metrics let you know what you are actively spending in labor expenses. Productivity metrics allow you to identify where your labor dollars are being wasted and find opportunities for better scheduling or changes in SOPs.
Viewing the Labor by Hour Report
When viewing the Labor by Hour report, keep the following in mind:
- The line indicates the grand total of hours throughout the day.
- The light blue bars represent the metric you chose.
- Use the drop down menu to toggle between metrics.
- Click the speedometer icon to pin this to one of your dashboards.
The Labor by Hour report will also display the data in a table version. When viewing the data in the table, keep the following in mind:
- The businesses will be displayed on the left side.
- Click the + or - signs to expand or collapse the categories.
- Each hour in the day will be a column across the top of the table.
Labor by Hour Trend Reports
Trend Reporting is a helpful way to analyze averages or see incremental changes over time. In Summary or Detail reports (such as Group Sales Summary or Item Sales Detail) each day is displayed side by side. In Hourly complex reports (such as this report or Item Sales by Hour / Hourly PMIX Report) the columns are used to display the activity for each hour or incremental portion of the day, so the average for the trend is displayed.
This means that running an Hourly Labor Trend for the last 15 Mondays will show you the average labor over the last 15 Mondays for each hour of the day (or down to 15-minute increments). This is a great tool for scheduling smarter based on recent trends and your actual performance:
This report shows an average across 7 recent Mondays, with the average total labor hours for each hour of the day.
The visual allows you to toggle between metrics:
You can use the average Covers or average Checks to see customer volume - how many guests or tables are served - compared to the labor you have on the clock in the same interval. Is there enough support for the peak demand periods? Are shifts staggered to low-demand times are not overstaffed?
Get this report every Monday:
Set up an Email Schedule
Click on the envelope to set up an email schedule
...or Pin it to your Dashboard.
Click on the Speedometer to add to your Dashboard. (hint: make sure you have selected a trended or dynamic date type)