We often hear this – several people or departments are involved in crew management processes – mainly in selecting and scheduling crew for an event. Unfortunately, this can mean that crew members are chosen out of habit, without much visibility into other important criteria which may otherwise impact their decision.
Crew “favorites” regularly get scheduled and it is hard to judge why certain people were selected over others when costs start to rise. What are a few ways to improve accountability in crew management and be confident that you have the best possible crew working your event?
Let’s take a look:
- Access real-time data: Lack of data to really know that you are making the best crewing decisions could be costing you – not only in just dollars but also in the performance of your crew. Maybe it’s understanding when someone is about to hit overtime or full-time status. Or, maybe it’s the financial impact of traveling your crew to an event vs. using a local crew. Either way, accessing real-time data is crucial to maximizing your event budget. Also, with the right data, teams can choose the right person, with the right skill set, at the right cost.
- Automate your workflow: There are many benefits to automating your crew management workflow. With manual processes, tasks like on-boarding new people, creating job estimates, tracking time, billing customers, paying crew or ACA reporting are difficult. When you are able to automate processes, your team becomes more productive, profitable and even more accountable.
- Reward your top performers: When you have top performers, reward them! Keep track of high-quality crew members by rating them and through performance notes. Then, make sure to give them first dibs on your events. LASSO helps you manage this and allows teams to become more accountable in crewing the best people, every time.
Request a demo and let’s discuss how LASSO can help improve accountability in your event crew management process.