SHIFTADMIN Blog

Bringing up the Schedule in Team Meetings: Yes or No?

Posted by Shift Admin on December 12, 2017 at 6:17 AM

One guaranteed touchy subject in a work environment is the schedule. This can be especially true around the holiday season, but it is actually a weekly problem. Employees become  frustrated when they feel they are working too many weekends or night shifts compared to their coworkers, and they are often concerned about making all shifts and overtime hours fair. But there are clear benefits to opening the floor to a schedule discussion during your team meetings to maximize your team’s energy and goals.  

How to Know Your Shift Management Software Needs Updating

Posted by Shift Admin on December 5, 2017 at 6:15 AM

Compiling the best shift combinations, meeting your team’s expectations with the schedule, and publishing the schedule quickly is an overwhelming process. Yet with access to cutting-edge technology and innovation, creating a schedule is quicker and easier than ever. But several online shift generators require manual schedule editing, cumbersome time-off requests, or non-weighted rule systems. Even worse, creating schedules by hand or in a spreadsheet doesn’t allow you to manage updates and disseminate updates in real time.  If after all that work, the outcome with your existing scheduling tool is still a complicated, static schedule, then it’s time to change shift management software.

Guiding Questions to Help Teams Create Provider Schedules

Posted by Shift Admin on November 28, 2017 at 6:45 AM

 Creating a provider schedule requires focused time and effort. When potential customers come to the Shift Admin team, we regularly hear that team members are frustrated with the current schedule process. The providers feel that schedules are unfair or biased, or that they wait too long for a schedule to be published.

Reasons to Take Pride in Creating the Physician Schedule

Posted by Shift Admin on November 21, 2017 at 6:31 AM

The reasons you chose to apply to medical school and become a physician are many, and likely very personal to you. It’s possible that you chose the profession because you want to help people, you want to make a difference in people’s lives, or maybe you want to solve complex challenges through practicing medicine.

How to Manage Iterations of the Provider Schedule

Posted by Shift Admin on November 14, 2017 at 6:17 AM

Using a powerful schedule generation tool is an iterative process. This means you might run the generator multiple times before the schedule is ready to be published. Wait...I thought the generation was done in minutes?!

Optimizing an Understaffed Department Schedule

Posted by Shift Admin on November 7, 2017 at 6:10 AM

 As more providers reach retirement age, schedulers are forced to make do in understaffed departments. Administrators need to optimize the scheduling process to meet demands and mitigate the risk of provider burnout.