The Role of Staffing Automation in Reducing Turnover

Kathy Douglas RN, MPH-HA, Chief Clinical Officer with ShiftHound

In the constant search for cost savings in healthcare operations, employee turnover is a culprit many would like to address. In acute care, turnover rates run around 20%, in long term care the number jumps to 70%. While opinions on replacement costs vary, between 50% to 150% of annual salary, there is agreement that employee churn is an expensive drain on the bottom line.

It may not be immediately intuitive that implementing the right staffing automation solution can significantly impact turnover. What motivates an employee to stay or leave a job can be complex. Given the many factors that influence turnover, it is not surprising that an initial response to staffing technology being part of the solution would be one of doubt or even dismissal. On closer examination however, compelling evidence of the relationship between staffing solutions and turnover can be uncovered. Let’s take a look at a few. [Continue reading]

Zen and the Art of Healthcare Staffing

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By Kathy Douglas RN, MPH-HA, Chief Clinical Officer with ShiftHound It wasn't that long ago that few, if any, could imagine that a telephone would have all the capabilities of today's Smartphones. Yet here we are talking, texting, taking pictures … [Continue reading]

Too Busy to Do it Right?

By Kathy Douglas RN, MPH-HA, Chief Clinical Officer with ShiftHound Being a manager in healthcare is hard. Along with 24×7 responsibility comes a constant flow of complex situations, unpredictable variables and sorting through the vast array of … [Continue reading]

Overtime Meets its Match in Staffing Automation

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Kathy Douglas RN, MPH-HA, Chief Clinical Officer with ShiftHound With so much attention on data strategies, big data, data scientists, data ownership, data centralization, data integration, data mining, data ethics (the list could go on) it … [Continue reading]

ShiftHound Online Scheduling Software Announces the Release of its New SupervisorView™

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San Diego, Calif. March 8, 2016 — ShiftHound, the leading provider of cloud-based Staff Scheduling and Workforce Management Software, adds to the power of its solution by addressing the needs of supervisors with SupervisorView™. New levels of … [Continue reading]

ShiftHound Online Scheduling Software Announces the Release of its Manager Tools on the ShiftHound Mobile App

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San Diego, Calif. February 22, 2016 — ShiftHound, the leading provider of cloud-based Staff Scheduling and Workforce Management Software, just made it easier for Managers to get their work done. ShiftHound's powerful "To-Do" tools for Managers are … [Continue reading]

ShiftHound Online Staff Scheduling Software announces the release of its New TeamScheduler™

San Diego, Calif. January 10, 2016 — ShiftHound, the leading provider of cloud-based Staff Scheduling and Workforce Management Software, adds the new TeamScheduler™ to its unrivaled online Scheduling and Open Shift Management (OSM) application. … [Continue reading]

ShiftHound Online Staff Scheduling Software Announces v5.0 with the New AutoScheduler™ and TeamScheduler™

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San Diego, Calif. December 22, 2015 — ShiftHound, the leading provider of cloud-based Staff Scheduling and Workforce Management Software, delivers version 5.0 of its unrivaled online Scheduling and Open Shift Management (OSM) application. Version 5.0 … [Continue reading]

ShiftHound Online Staff Scheduling Software Releases a New Mobile App for iOS and Android

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San Diego, Calif. August 25th, 2015 – ShiftHound, the leading provider of cloud-based Staff Scheduling and Workforce Management Software, announced today a new Mobile App for its unrivaled online Staff Scheduling and Open Shift Management (OSM) … [Continue reading]

ShiftHound Online Staff Scheduling Software Announces v4.1 with the New Credentialing Module

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San Diego, Calif. February 18, 2015 – ShiftHound (http://www.shifthound.com), the leading provider of cloud-based Staff Scheduling Software, delivers version 4.1 of its unrivaled online Scheduling and Open Shift Management (OSM) application.  The … [Continue reading]