According to the International Labour Organisation, ILO Geneva, most nations have stipulated requirements for a weekly rest day. It is mostly Sundays or in some cases, a continuous rest period of 24 hours per week.
Flipping through staff profiles and checking and counter-checking team members’ availability and speciality and level of proficiency? For many industries, especially the healthcare, roster is not just a matching of demand and supply of manpower during a certain period.
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Workforce scheduling is one of the most important elements of workforce management strategy. As easy as it may seems to be, however, it is not. Most HR personnel are still having a lot of problems with optimizing staffing and employee roster planning, allocation of work resources.
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Workforce scheduling, or manpower planning, is a combination of arts and science. At its core, its main objective is to have the correct number of staff coupled with their best and optimized skill sets. Marrying the two mentioned with the correct timing, its purpose is to meet predicted and forecasted work for all levels available. And by the word "Optimized", all of these tasks should be completed with the minimal resources invested.
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"Employee scheduling automates the process of creating and maintaining a schedule. Automating the scheduling of employees increases productivity and makes many secretarial and manual scheduling positions obsolete".
Such solution usually tracks vacation time, sick time, compensation time, and alert when there are conflicts. As scheduling data is accumulated over time, it may be extracted for payroll or to analyse past activity.
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Yes! You finally hired the correct person for their dream job. How about giving them what is required to start on the job effectively?
In today's competitive business world, it is important to provide every staff the correct tool to ensure maximum productivity. By the moniker of "tool", our article here today refers to proper and systematic planning of staff timetable. This explains the importance of workforce scheduling and how it comes into play in a high performing organization.
In a light-hearted manner to kick-start your week, learn the importance of workforce scheduling via the entertaining comic strips: