ShiftHound Online Staff Scheduling Software Announces v4.1 with the New Credentialing Module

credentialingSan Diego, Calif. February 18, 2015 – ShiftHound (http://www.shifthound.com), the leading provider of cloud-based Staff Scheduling Software, delivers version 4.1 of its unrivaled online Scheduling and Open Shift Management (OSM) application.  The Credentialing module is fully integrated with ShiftHound scheduling, and offers the ability for Managers to view Staff credentials, be notified when credentials expire, are about to expire or are missing, delivering this critical information to those that must ensure their department is in compliance in a quick and efficient way.

The new ShiftHound v4.1 release includes:

New Credentialing Module

ShiftHound administrators can define credential rules and requirements for each department and job type throughout a facility or organization.  Staff members who are out of compliance with these rules can be restricted from requesting shifts within a particular unit, and their status can also be viewed from the scheduling screen.  The Credentialing module also provides the Staff member visibility as to what credentials are needed to work in a particular unit and the ability to manage their own information to be approved by a Manager, including uploading documents, saving the Manager time and dollars normally associated with delays in communication.

Census-Based Needs

Expected staffing levels can now be defined by shift and job type.  As census fluctuates so does the target number of staff.  This provides more accurate information on the Managers’ dashboards, and also allows for more timely Open Shift creation and notification.

Expected staffing levels can now be defined by shift and job type.  As census fluctuates so does the target number of staff.  This provides more accurate information on the Managers’ dashboards, and also allows for more timely Open Shift creation and notification.

Integration Engine Enhancements

The Integration Engine continues to expand for clients with integration to third party systems.  The new features include notification and alerts for data transfers, and variance reporting to compare actuals to scheduled times that exceed client-defined thresholds when integrating ShiftHound to Time and Attendance systems.

“For many organizations, licensure and credential oversight is performed by departments and systems separate from the departments that are scheduling staff,” says Doug Bertozzi, Chief Technology Officer for ShiftHound.  “With the Credentialing module, we are delivering this critical information to those that must ensure their department is in compliance with secure cloud-based storage of the credentials for easy access.”

“The ability to track licensure and credential expiration dates for all staff members, enables our clients to proactively manage a very complex, but important process,” says Ken Coons, VP of Client Experience for ShiftHound.  “Notifications and alerts for staff and leadership will ensure that out of compliance staff are identified and removed from shifts before they compromise the organization.”

ShiftHound’s Staff Scheduling solution is simple to learn and use for both Managers and Staff.  The product’s power lies in its ease of use, and the web-based, in “the cloud” model allows for one low monthly charge, eliminating the need for expensive technical staff and maintenance fees.  ShiftHound gives its customers painless, free upgrades and they can turn on functionality and modules as or when they are needed, on demand.

About ShiftHound, Inc.

ShiftHound is the leader in cloud-based Staff Scheduling and Open Shift Management software.  Organizations in any business vertical with shift-based staffing needs use ShiftHound to reduce labor costs by preventing overtime, decreasing Employee turnover, and increasing scheduling efficiency, communication, and compliance to right-staffing ratios/PPD.  Using ShiftHound, Management and Employees gain back valuable time to do what they do best – provide quality service.  Customers choose ShiftHound because of its extremely simple to use interface, quick implementation time, and proven ability to deliver immediate ROI thorough cost savings, increased efficiencies, and better quality of life for their Employees and Staff.

For more information, please visit http://www.shifthound.com or contact Sales at 1.888.SHIFTRX (744.3879) or sales@shifthound.com

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