Select Maintenance > Labor > Labor Groups to access this function.
The Labor Groups function enables you to combine sales/general categories with job codes to track labor costs associated with different areas in your restaurant. For example, to keep track of Front-of-House (FOH) and Back-of-House (BOH) labor, create a labor group that includes cashiers, servers, bartenders, hostesses, and other FOH job codes. Create another labor group that includes cooks, busboys, dishwashers, and other BOH job codes. Only existing sales categories and job codes are available for selection. To preserve labor data integrity, you can indicate if the labor group you create is for reporting purposes, or for other job code-related reasons, such as interactive messages or tip-share distribution.
Job Code types
When you create a new labor group in the database, you must select the type of group you want to create. Select from the following types, when you click the New drop-down arrow to add a new labor group:
Labor Reporting allows you to view labor costs for each labor group, as a percentage comparison to specific sales/general categories.
Jobcode Group allows you to use job codes to manage job code-related tasks such as interactive messages or tip-share distribution. These tasks may or may not be report-related.
Labor Group tab
The Labor Groups tab enables you to add basic information about a labor group.
Group Bar: Identification
Name — Identifies the labor group. Type a maximum of 25 characters.
Type — Indicates the type of labor group. This option is read-only.
The Categories tab lists the sales categories available to place in the selected labor group. You must select Labor Reporting as the type, to enable the Categories tab. You define categories in Maintenance > Menu > Categories.
Group Bar: Categories
Use the >> and << arrows to move categories between the ‘Available’ list and the ‘Included’ list. Select up to 20 sales categories per labor group.
Note:: You must remove categories from the ‘Included’ list, before you can delete a labor group.
The Jobcodes tab lists the job codes available to place in the selected labor group. You define job codes in Maintenance > Labor > Jobcodes.
Group Bar: Job Codes
Use the >> and << arrows to move job codes between the ‘Available’ list and the ‘Included’ list. Select up to 99 job codes per labor group.
Note: You must remove job codes from the ‘Included’ list, before you can delete a labor group.