How Event Companies Waste Time & Money

Benjamin Franklin once said, “lost time is never found again.” In this industry, lost time is a concern due to the fact that it can negatively impact the success and profitability of every event. Most event companies are constantly searching for ways to reduce their costs and bolster revenue margins. However, the problem is that…

5 Common Characteristics of the Best Event Labor Coordinators

In event production, there is a group of people that work to ensure an event is crewed appropriately so that it is both successful and profitable. These key players are Labor Coordinators and their focus is on effective crew scheduling. All of the best labor coordinators have strong attributes that help their respective companies meet…

How Can You Get Rid Of Excel Spreadsheets For Crew Scheduling? With Powerful Crew Scheduling Software.

There’s no question – the event production industry is demanding. And, while excel spreadsheets certainly have their place in business, they sure don’t make the crew scheduling process any easier or less time consuming. It’s time to ditch those spreadsheets and manual processes for something better. You deserve more with robust crew scheduling software made…

Why Staff Scheduling Solutions are Just Not Enough [Video]

In our latest video blog, LASSO’s Angela Alea talks about staff scheduling and why automating just the scheduling part of the staffing workflow is just not enough. Check it out below. Transcript: For staffing companies that manage contingent, project-based staff, scheduling them is the most important part of the process, right? Well, actually not… Hello…

The Value of Data in Your Workforce Management Process [Video]

As your business grows, your costs rise significantly. Unfortunately, if you are still using manual workforce management processes to schedule and manage your crew, it’s difficult – practically impossible actually – to get to the true costs surrounding your labor. This includes everything from actual availability data to who is on the verge of hitting…

How to Break Up with Excel Spreadsheets for Crew Management – for Good

Excel is a very useful and effective organizational tool for most businesses in a variety of different capacities. However, what excel is not the best for is scheduling and managing a mobile and on-demand event crew. Spreadsheets are just not made for dynamic crew management, which requires flexibility and agility in order to address the…

How Event Production Professionals Can Reduce Stress

It should come as no surprise that working in the Events industry is stressful. In fact, Forbes recently ranked being an event coordinator 5th in its list of the 10 Most Stressful Jobs in 2016. While coordinating event execution and dealing with audiences can create unique and stressful situations, there is also a lot going…

The Event Technology Revolution is Now Shaking Up Crew Scheduling & Management

The continued development and improvement of event technology has been revolutionizing the entire industry for years. New technology is rapidly changing how event companies interact with audiences in order to create more and more memorable event experiences. From data being used to improve marketing efforts to mobile device applications that increase ticketing efficiency or enhance…