Reducing Manager Stress by Easing Staffing Concerns

ManagerThe intensity and demands of being a manager is something we need to pay attention to. This is a role that is both critical to operations and highly stressful. Long-term stress can have an impact on manager turnover, relationships with staff, patient care, and quality.

One of the things managers identify at the top of their list of concerns is staffing. Are there the right numbers of caregivers, with the right qualifications, to take care of the current patient population they are accountable for?

The right scheduling system can transform the difficulty of scheduling and ease the effort required from managers. Mobility offers new levels of flexibility for managers who, on the go, can stay informed, handle staffing updates, and blast out needs to qualified staff as changes occur. Right from their phones, they can approve requests and fill shifts. Changes are instantly updated across the system.

New approaches to staffing can also have a positive impact on staff/manager relationships. Staff becomes more involved in understanding needs and filling shifts, while communications are more respectful and efficient.

We can never change the fact that the role of a manger is challenging but there are things we can do reduce the stress and make it a little easier.

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About ShiftHound, Inc.
ShiftHound is the leader in cloud-based Workforce Management solutions, including Attendance, Credentials Tracking, Staff Scheduling and Open Shift Management. Organizations in any business vertical with shift-based staffing needs use ShiftHound to improve scheduling effectiveness and operational efficiency, while maximizing workforce utilization, assuring compliance with policies and/or labor contracts and addressing open shifts while better manage labor costs such as overtime and contract labor utilization.

Using ShiftHound, Management and Employees gain back valuable time to do what they do best – provide quality service. Customers choose ShiftHound because of its extremely simple to use interface, quick implementation time, and proven ability to deliver immediate ROI thorough cost savings, increased efficiencies, and better quality of life for their Employees and Staff.

About Kathy Douglas
Kathy is a healthcare executive and filmmaker. She has been on the executive team of several start-up companies bring cutting edge technology solutions to the healthcare industry for over 20 years. She has published extensively on the topic of healthcare staffing and the healthcare workforce. She holds a masters degree from the University of San Francisco and is a graduate of Stanford Business School’s Executive Program.

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