May 28, 2003, 12:00 AM

Letting the web do the administrative chores of managing workforces

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With managers entering their own schedules into the system, including their vacation times, Campanella and other senior managers will be able to get a quick online look at where all staff are working at any time. Among the benefits this could bring is increased control over unemployment claims, because the employees’ self-entered work schedules provide excellent records.

Expanding the STAFFeasy system’s reach will become more important as Wolfgang Puck Catering & Events expands its operations outside of L.A., because it will let Campanella and other senior managers oversee their widely distributed operations on a web page. And as Wolfgang Puck expands within metropolitan areas like L.A. and Chicago, it will also begin to sort candidate workers by Zip Codes, so managers can choose those who live closest to a planned event.

The technology has become so integrated into operations that Campanella professes surprise when he looks back on how things used to operate. “We live with the system,” he says. “The idea of ever going or even looking back is daunting.”

paul@verticalwebmedia.com

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