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 expensive, ways to eliminate wrinkles and remove those dark circles under the eyes […]

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.

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

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 between you buying something that causes frustration for […]

“Shout Outs” Help Incorporate Recognition into Daily Routine

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 documented. It’s significance is highlighted by being one of the six standards of Healthy Work Environments […]

Unprecedented Flexibility – Sets You Free

When a product is built, from its inception, based on a deep understanding of the needs of the people who will be using it, the result is an intuitive and easy to use solution. When a product is built to account for all the variations in the requirements of different types of users, different settings, […]

Reducing Manager Stress by Easing Staffing Concerns

The intensity and demands of being a manager is something we need to pay attention to. This is a role that is both critical to operations and highly stressful. Long-term stress can have an impact on manager turnover, relationships with staff, patient care, and quality. One of the things managers identify at the top of […]

Take Management/Staff Relationships to New Heights

A healthy relationship between staff and managers has been shown to impact turnover rates, vacancy rates, sick calls, quality of work, and of course staff satisfaction scores. With so much at stake, it can seem daunting to tackle improvements, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few ways that providing staff with mobile, […]

Everybody Loves Mobile!

Staff love the ability to manage their schedule on their phone.  They can see their schedule, pick up shifts, swap shifts and get instant text/email notifications when new shifts become available.  Managers love mobile scheduling as well. They have instant access to real-time scheduling data, can assess situations instantly and take actions, like approving requests, […]

Start the New Year Off Right – with New Mobile Scheduling and Attendance Tracking

A new year is just around the corner. This is the time of year when we start thinking about letting go of the past and making fresh starts. When it comes to scheduling, there are many reasons that a fresh start should be on your mind for 2017. If you are not using new, cloud-based, […]

Make Holiday Scheduling Easy and Fair

Scheduling for holidays is hard. The tension between work obligations and the pull of family, social, and spiritual events, coupled with a wide range of beliefs, creates challenges for staff and managers alike. Here are a few tips that can offset some of the difficulty of holiday staffing.