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

We all know that shift work, and especially night shift, is difficult. For some folks it can lead to disrupted sleep patterns and non-traditional social interactions with friends and family members. As a result, it is a common perception that, when it comes to shift work, everyone would prefer to work the day shift. Over […]

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How many people does it take to staff your schedule? (Part 2)

There is a short answer and a long answer to this question.  Here is a link to the short answer. Now for the long answer: Take a look at the “short answer” in the previous blog post.  That is a good place to start. The following should be considered to refine the number you get […]

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The difference between “a schedule” and “your schedule”

The number one way that companies find a shift schedule is to hold a meeting and ask, “So, does anyone know of any shift schedule patterns?” There are several false assumption built into this methodology.  One is that all schedules are created equal; that any schedule that covers the hours needed is as good as […]

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Safety Footnotes

At Shiftwork Solutions, safety concerns are definitely something we have to pay attention to.  We keep abreast of safety research as it applies to shiftwork and bring that knowledge to the table when working with companies. Over the years, there are a few standard issues that come up.  I’d like to cover those now.  I […]

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How to engage our services

There is a book by Malcolm Gladwell called Blink, the Power of Thinking Without Thinking. In a nutshell, he talks about how too much information is not always a good thing.  We often make better choices with less information rather than more. I sometimes worry that our site offers too much.  We really want visitors […]

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