Franchise employee scheduling refers to the scheduling of employees working in the franchise enterprise. Employees can be arranged within a single franchisee, or can be arranged in multiple businesses and locations at the headquarters of the franchise company. Employee scheduling usually involves the creation of a weekly schedule that assigns daily shifts to employees. The schedule is usually carried out by the manager or supervisor. Once the schedule is created, employees will be informed of their upcoming shifts. Shifts are often changed or exchanged between different employees, and leave/availability needs to be considered when a schedule is be created. A well-functioning employee schedule plan will increase the visibility and control of the manager in individual franchise outlets and company-wide. Franchise companies may use spreadsheet software, paper rosters, or computer programs to manage their employees’ schedules. In order to simplify this procedure, many franchise companies are now adopting cloud-based scheduling and labor management platforms to achieve their goals . These platforms may include employee scheduling, time and attendance, task assignment, communication and employee feedback tools.