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, […]
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.
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 […]
Organization Wide Value Does your Dietary Department or Environmental Services Department still use paper for scheduling? Many may not realize that the benefits you get from scheduling with ShiftHound are not limited to the clinical areas. Built on a modern architecture and designed with a 360 degree understanding of healthcare operations, ShiftHound can be configured […]
Data driven or evidence-based decision-making is a must in today’s world of staffing and scheduling. We use data to inform our decisions, to track the impact of our decisions, to defend decisions, and to identify ways we need to make adjustments. The challenge has always been that the data needed to make effective decisions is […]