Work-Life Balance

A frequent lament I’ve been hearing for the last 30 years is “Today’s kids don’t have the work ethic of their parents.” Interestingly, the frequency of this type of statement is inversely proportional to the local unemployment rate. When unemployment is low, then companies start to notice that their employees become less “sticky”. They leave … Continue reading “Work-Life Balance”

Work – Life Balance

  A frequent lament I’ve been hearing for the last 30 years is “Today’s kids don’t have the work ethic of their parents.” Interestingly, the frequency of this type of statement is inversely proportional to the local unemployment rate. When unemployment is low, then companies start to notice that their employees become less “sticky”. They … Continue reading “Work – Life Balance”

What does the New Year Bring to a Tight Labor Market?

During our 30+years of cross-industry experience we have found that once unemployment drops below 6%, companies find it hard to staff adequately to meet production demands.  At the current 3.6% unemployment rate [1] a labor shortage is the single biggest production problem many companies are facing. For as many as eleven states, unemployment falls to … Continue reading “What does the New Year Bring to a Tight Labor Market?”

Have you Made Your Business Resolutions Yet?

If you want happier employees this year, you may consider doing some things differently than last year. Otherwise, if you do what you did, you’ll get what you got. Employee engagement, better-work life balance, and improved communication might be at the top of the wish list. But what comes after establishing these resolutions? How to … Continue reading “Have you Made Your Business Resolutions Yet?”

Knowing the Unknown

For the last 5 years, much of the work that we, at Shiftwork Solutions, have been asked to perform, has been centered around Work-Life Balance. The reason for this is clear – Low Unemployment. Shiftwork operations tend to have a lot of employees.   Since this particular resource is scarce during periods of low unemployment, companies … Continue reading “Knowing the Unknown”

Shift Issues

Shiftwork operations tend to have the same types of issues. Here are some of the most common topics we’ve addressed over the past few years. If you have any questions or comments about these topics, please contact us. By far, the number one issue on every shiftwork operation’s radar is Work-Life Balance.  Here is a link … Continue reading “Shift Issues”

Our Change Model

Our consultants have helped over 300 companies improve their shiftwork operations. Improving these operations often means making major changes to the organization or operating philosophies. Through these experiences, we have refined a change model that incorporates input from the shiftwork stakeholders, while satisfying the goals of the overall organization. Our members at Electric Boat Corporation … Continue reading “Our Change Model”

Why Us?

At Shiftwork Solutions LLC, our project managers have over fifty-five combined years of experience in solving workplace issues associated with shift work.  We solve coverage problems.  We solve productivity and volume problems.  We solve the overtime problems.  We solve work-life balance problems.  We solve policy problems.  If you have shift workers and a shift schedule, then … Continue reading “Why Us?”