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June 29, 2017

Save Time and Boost Employee Satisfaction When Creating Your Shift Schedule

Regardless of the effort put into its creation, your schedule is out of date the moment it’s published.  Afterall, change is the only constant in home healthcare scheduling.  What if CSMs and Schedulers could save time, boost employee satisfaction and increase retention by simply giving employees ownership of their own schedules?

The Perfect Shift Schedule
In a perfect world, home health employees would never get sick, or if they did need to miss work, covering their shifts would be a breeze. In reality, home health owners, operational managers, and coordinators spend a minimum of one hour per missed shift trying to find cover, and two hours per week coordinating employee availability and vacation requests. In addition, 80 percent of employees calling in sick only give one-hour notice.

So, what’s the perfect shift schedule? In a nutshell, it’s one in which the home health employees themselves are empowered to create their shifts and to manage their scheduling conflicts.

Swift Shift Drives Effectiveness

Swift Shift is an app for real-time workforce management. You and others can use it on a computer, tablet or smartphone, whether it is Android, Windows or Apple. It results in 80 percent less time spent trying to cover shifts, which creates more time for managers and employees to be productive. Features include:

  • Employees’ ability to apply for open shifts anytime
  • Automated contacts through text, email and other means when shift coverage is needed
  • Real-time analytics
  • Employee profiles

Swift Shift revolutionizes shift scheduling, as previously missed visits get covered without managers using countless hours to find available staff. Just as importantly, Swift Shift gives employees control and ownership of their work. They can pick up an extra shift, and when they’re sick, no longer need to worry about being a burden that their clients won’t receive great care. It’s a win-win-win: for managers, employees, and patients.