A healthy relationship between staff and managers has been shown to impact turnover rates, vacancy rates, sick calls, quality of work, and of course staff satisfaction scores. With so much at stake, it can seem daunting to tackle improvements, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few ways that providing staff with mobile, […]
It’s not the cute dog, well maybe just a little, but Nurses across the country and in all kinds of settings are big fans of ShiftHound. The designers at ShiftHound have mastered two things that really matter to nurses – Make it easy and convenient. Nursing is hard. The complexities of what nurses deal with […]
Staff love the ability to manage their schedule on their phone. They can see their schedule, pick up shifts, swap shifts and get instant text/email notifications when new shifts become available. Managers love mobile scheduling as well. They have instant access to real-time scheduling data, can assess situations instantly and take actions, like approving requests, […]
A new year is just around the corner. This is the time of year when we start thinking about letting go of the past and making fresh starts. When it comes to scheduling, there are many reasons that a fresh start should be on your mind for 2017. If you are not using new, cloud-based, […]
Scheduling for holidays is hard. The tension between work obligations and the pull of family, social, and spiritual events, coupled with a wide range of beliefs, creates challenges for staff and managers alike. Here are a few tips that can offset some of the difficulty of holiday staffing.
People care a lot about their work schedules. When they work and when they are off impacts their personal life, family life, social life and financial situation. How staffing decisions are made can impact feelings of inclusion, fairness, and empowerment or their opposites. All of these can be linked to intention to stay and turnover.
Is overtime avoidable? The evidence points to yes a lot more often than you might think. When making a staffing decision that results in overtime, it is not unusual to make that decision without a full understanding of how the overtime could be avoided. That is no longer the case for organizations across the country […]
Different departments, different groups, even different users, have different needs. This is a reality that can cause concern when looking for a staffing solution. While some developers have built staffing products for specific areas, like long-term care, emergency departments, acute care or physician groups, the next generation of staffing solutions have taking a different approach.
When you have access to the right data, on the same screen where you are making staffing decisions, you will see improved efficiency, productivity and financial performance. This is a reality that comes with well designed and modern staffing software.
“Like so many things in this fast-paced world, staffing solutions are evolving at remarkable speed” opens the new article in Nursing Economic$ by Kathy Douglas, RN, MPH-HA national leader in healthcare staffing and ShiftHound’s new Chief Clinical Officer. “The acceleration of value to organizations is, in large part, a convergence of many factors. To understand the changes […]