September 4, 2013

TORONTO – The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has joined forces with to offer members a significant discount on web-based employee scheduling and workforce management. This new CRFA member benefit will help restaurant managers across Canada save time and money while allowing restaurant employees to easily manage their schedules, trade shifts and update their availability using a desktop, tablet or smart phone.

ShiftPlanning is a leader in online scheduling, time and attendance management, and HR software solutions with over 100,000 users in more than 70 countries. CRFA members get special introductory and long term pricing, without any need to sign contracts. Online sign-up is free, quick and easy and no additional software is required.

“Creating and managing schedules, shift trading and employee holidays can eat up a lot of time for restaurant managers,” says Justin Taylor, Director of Member Services for CRFA. “With’s workforce management tools, our members will find scheduling becomes a breeze and managers can dedicate more of their time to other aspects of running the restaurant.”

“We’re delighted to be working hand in hand with CRFA and given the importance of labour cost optimization for restaurants, this partnership made a lot of sense to us,” adds Ryan Fyfe, CEO of ShiftPlanning.

“Whether you are a single or multi­unit operation, our powerful software will pay for itself in the first few minutes of each month, and HR and operations managers will instantly see its value.”

Key features:

  • Collaborative scheduling lets employees set their availability and handle shift trades but managers can still approve or reject the trade before it’s complete.
  • Create schedules “auto-magically” and conflict-free with powerful scheduling wizard.
  • Employees get 24/7 access to their schedules and can receive or email shift reminders.
  • Integrated time-clock and payroll features allow managers to upload data straight to third party payroll providers.
  • Learning Management System and HR Document Management allow you to track training and centralize key HR documents.

For more information on the new program visit

CRFA is one of Canada’s largest business associations, with more than 30,000 members representing restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and other foodservice providers. Canada’s restaurant industry generates $65 billion annually in economic activity and employs more than 1.1 million people in communities across the country. is one of the leading web-based workforce management software companies, providing leading large and small business operators with effective software solutions in over 70 countries. From small businesses to large scale multi­unit chains, ShiftPlanning works with all industries to provide leading web-based scheduling, time and attendance, training and other HR products across multiple platforms. With free 24/7/365 world class live support, ShiftPlanning has gained broad appeal through its free trial, no contract software.

For More information CRFA: Justin Taylor, Director Member Services 1­800­387­5649 ext 4214
ShiftPlanning: David Charron, Vice­President Business Development, 1­888­973­6030 ext 730


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