In my last post, I talked about shift workers’ preferred shift, which is the day shift, and the implications of that preference on worker satisfaction levels. An obvious follow-on question to the preferred shift assignment is to understand shift workers’ least-preferred … Read the rest
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 assumptions built into this methodology. One is that all schedules … Read the rest
One of the most common and misunderstood issues surrounding schedules is the relationship between staffing, overtime and the schedule itself.
The reality is that a schedule has no impact on the quantity of overtime your site is experiencing.
Overtime is … Read the rest
More often than not, companies come to us when they are out of capacity. Overtime is high and the workforce is becoming tired. Absenteeism is leading to under-staffing and more overtime.Ã‚ This is the type of death-spiral that does not … Read the rest