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Here is a running list of all of our blog posts.  The titles are pretty self-explanatory in most cases.  If you are looking for a topic but don’t find it here, drop us a line and we’ll publish a new post on that topic. Send your recommendations to Jim@shift-work.com.

Work-Life Balance

A Bird in the Hand

Management by Walking Around

Peripheral Vision

Workforce Scheduling for Food Manufacturing

Staffing? <- Good Question

5 Things HR Needs to Know About Shiftwork

Yes, It’s personal

5 Signs That You May Need a New Shift Schedule

The Impact of Overtime on Salaried Personnel

Change Management

Preparation is Part of Doing

Be Careful What You Ask For

The Next Generation of Shift Schedules

Sleepiness and the Shift Worker

Shift Schedules for Distribution Centers

Shift Schedules for the Food Manufacturing Industry

Don’t Tell Me What To Do

Non-Wage Solutions to Rising Wage Pressures

What is the Worst Shift to Work, Afternoon or Night shift?

Everyone Wants to Work Day Shift, Right? Think Again!

How Many People Does it Take to Staff Your Schedule (Part 1)

How Many People Does it Take to Staff Your Schedule (Part 2)

The Difference Between “a schedule” and “your schedule”

Safety Footnotes

Overtime: A Grab-Bag of Information

Overtime: Fact V. Fiction

Our Clients Are Talking

How to Engage Our Services

Mixed Shift Schedules

Draft Day: Assigning Shifts on Your New Schedule

3-Crew Shift Scheduling

Changing Schedules 101

6-Day Schedules (part 1)

6-Day Schedules (part 2)

6-Day Schedules (part 3)

6-Day Schedules (part 4)

10-Hour Shifts (part 1)

10-Hour Shifts (part 2)

10-Hour Shifts (part 3)

10-Hour Shifts (part 4)

The Weekend Warrior Trap

Making Shift Assignments

Scheduling Your Maintenance Crew on a 24/7 Operation

Where Did All of the 8-Hour Shifts Go?

Staffing and Scheduling – The Compressed Work Week

Staffing, Overtime and Your Schedule

The Impact of Local Unemployment

How Will a New Schedule Impact Your Employee Handbook?

Scheduling Supervision

Is Overtime Really a Problem?

Why Should You Consider Changing Your Shift Schedule?

Use Your Data – Know Your Business

Use Your Data (part 2)

The FDA and Sanitation

Open Shift Management

Covering a 12-Hour Vacancy

Shiftwork Software

Help Is On The Way

Call Center Scheduling

When is High Overtime Appropriate?

Considerations For Multiple Schedules

Alertness on 12-Hour Night Shifts

A Schedule is More Than a Day-On-Day-Off Pattern

Lean Manufacturing

When Should Your Shifts Start?

Getting the Workforce Involved

Overtime: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

“I need a nap!” – It’s time to sleep on shifts