Your Happiness Inspires Us to Do More

Thumbs upWhat inspires us at ABILITY is seeing our innovations make your life better.

Here are a few of the things you inspired in 2017

  • You asked us to take our powerful, easy to use, cloud-based approach that we are known for in staff scheduling and work the same magic to simplify and improve time and attendance tracking. We did! In August of 2017, after months of listening closely to your needs, we launched SMARTFORCE Attendance – a modern, sophisticated combination of the latest technology like iBeacon punch alerts merged with the easy to use interface our SMARTFORCE Scheduler users love. Capturing and managing attendance data will never be the same!
  • You asked us to make Physician scheduling as usable and effective as staff scheduling. We did! In November 2017 we launched SMARTFORCE Physician. Now the unique complexities of Physician scheduling have never been easier.
  • You wanted instant access to the current state of staffing from your mobile phone. We did it and a little more…The NOW screen shows the real-time staffing situation 24X7. We added a couple things we thought you’d like, for example the ability to take action directly from the NOW screen, and we thought it would be helpful to provide little reminders, so we added things like birthday, work anniversary or who worked an extra shift to make it easier to provide positive feedback to staff. We call it Shout Outs.
  • You wanted to break shifts up into smaller assignment segments. You got it! Shiftlets let you assign duties, tasks, activities and even areas within a shift.

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No More Missed Punches

No Missed Punches

You know all that time spent on dealing with missed punches and reconciling timecards? You can have it back! Welcome to the next generation of time and attendance tracking. Modern, sophisticated and easy, you can now let technology do what it does … [Continue reading]

The Cost of Resisting Change (Part 2)

Stressed Nurse

Kathy Douglas RN, MPH-HA In our last post The Cost of Resisting Change is Going Up we promised to share some examples and offer suggestions for simple changes that can help build and maintain an engaged and committed workforce. While this is a … [Continue reading]

The Cost of Resisting Change is Going Up

Evidence that change is getting our attention was visible in a surprising way, at this years Magnet conference in Houston, with the increased number of vendors offing age defying products. Nurses were lined up to try out new, and by the way … [Continue reading]

Fill More Open Shifts with Staff Engagement


Key to filling more open shifts is creating an environment where scheduling becomes a collaborative process between managers and staff, one in which staff are empowered to be active participants in scheduling. … [Continue reading]

Your Scheduler can be a Powerful Communication Tool During Disasters

Nurse phone

The recent series of disasters is an important reminder that we need to be prepared at all times. Our hearts and support go out to so many who continue to face the devastation left behind, our gratitude for the countless acts of heroism and selfless … [Continue reading]

The Truth About Mobile Apps – Don’t Be Surprised. Be Informed

Millenial with mobile

Just because someone says they have a Mobile App, it does not necessarily mean they have a Mobile App that will perform the way you would expect it to. That is because all Apps are not the same.  Being informed on Mobile Apps can mean the difference … [Continue reading]

Adjusting to Tech Savvy Millennials in the Healthcare Workforce

Millenial Healthcare Workers

Even though we have a multi-generational workforce and all the complexities that entails, paying attention to millennials is something that cannot be avoided. It has been estimated that in the next 10 years they will be 75% of the workforce. There … [Continue reading]

“Shout Outs” Help Incorporate Recognition into Daily Routine

Shout outs

It only takes a moment to let someone know you appreciate them. The impact of recognition can have lasting positive effects on the attitude and motivation of staff while strengthening manager staff relationships. The importance of recognition is well … [Continue reading]

ABILITY® Network Strengthens ShiftHound Workforce Management Capabilities with addition of NOW Screen

Now at home

Powerful widget-based tool provides need-to-know information at a glance ABILITY Network, a leading information technology company, today announced the addition of a “NOW” screen to its ShiftHound cloud-based scheduling software, simplifying even … [Continue reading]