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October 8th, 2015

Strategies to Manage Overtime More Effectively

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When it comes to operating expenses, employee overtime is usually a big contributor. Overtime is generally undesirable as it increases your expenses and reduces employee satisfaction. While it has its uses and is sometimes unavoidable such as acting as a buffer when there is an unpredicted spike in demand, employee overtime can easily become a…

August 27th, 2015

Preventable Software Implementation Project Pitfalls

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In any software project, implementation is the most crucial phase that may make or break the project. Your software may be a perfect fit for your organization, but if it isn’t implemented properly, you won’t realize its benefits or you may incur unnecessary overhead costs that offset any potential gains. From the implementer’s standpoint, a…

May 28th, 2015

Simplify Vacation Scheduling with Leave Planner and StaffRight Omni

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Creating a schedule that accommodates your employee’s  vacation requests while ensuring you still have enough staff available to work can be a big headache for schedulers. You want your employees to enjoy their well-deserved breaks and you’re supportive of their plans. But you need to make sure you have enough qualified people working each day….

April 10th, 2015

3 Ways Scheduling Software Can Improve Patient Care

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Whether you’re a small care facility or a large hospital, proper scheduling can make an impact on patient care. Overworked staff unable to provide a high level of care, and staff members without the correct certifications filling a vacancy, are some of the reasons why scheduling makes a difference. So how does scheduling software solve…

March 26th, 2015

3 Reasons Why You Might Need Scheduling Software

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Your company is growing. You’ve taken on new hires in the last few months and right now, you handle scheduling with a spreadsheet. But now, with more people in your company, it’s becoming more difficult to accommodate everyone’s schedule preferences while maintaining compliance with your business’ rules. Should you keep your current system or is…

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April 1st, 2016

This year, Microsoft is changing it up with the introduction of Envision, a new conference tailored for business leaders in operations, finance, sales, marketing and IT. Envision will replace Convergence as the go-to conference for business leaders and will provide emphasis on 8 industries: Manufacturing and resources Retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) Financial services…

January 14th, 2016

Compensation can be challenging and time-consuming to administer. There are so many different ways to calculate a person’s compensation whether it’s fixed, variable, a mix of both, involves pay grids, salary bands, or involves stock options. That’s still before taxes, benefits, deductions, allowances and overtime are applied. There is so much that goes into coming…

December 3rd, 2015

Using position management to manage your workforce is not just for organizations with employees working multiple positions, but can be applicable and beneficial to any organization. Position management is a type of relationship between positions, jobs, employees and the organizational structure. A position is seen as an empty chair that inherits and maintains job information…