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Are 12 hour shifts cheaper than 8 hour shifts?

Many get caught out when the headcount and production hours remain constant, and the ‘rate’ is the same for everyone. The assumption when ‘everything’ looks the same it ‘works’ out can be an expensive one. Here are the outcomes for 4 staff deployed over a 7 day period

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Finding out all there is to know about 12 hour shifts.

The average ‘project’ costs associated with working out the change to a 12 hour system comes in at around £17.9k per month. Of course I’m not talking about an individual ‘doodling’ around with various 12 hour shifts in spreadsheets. I

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The NHS staff shortage? – ‘manage it or measure it’ that is the question.

Out of the 14 nhs hospitals subject to rigorous review every one had short staffing ‘flagged’ as an underlying issue.

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Latest research “Night shifts can ‘double’ breast cancer”

“Women who work long-term night-shift jobs … are twice as likely to develop breast cancer,” is a headline which will naturally cause concern for many women working night shifts. And like most things a closer look brings things into sharper

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Avoid the Most Common Workplace Stress Generators

Another and latest poll by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) reinforces “hours & workload” as the biggest stress generator next to “at risk” of losing a job. And closely on the

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Intellicate Software Releases Schedule24™ Excel® Add-in

Today Intellicate announced the release of a Schedule24™ Excel® Add-in, a new addition of the company’s flagship employee and workforce software, Schedule24. With this new add-in application, Microsoft Excel users are able to explore, discover, and try out more shift

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Introducing Automatic Shift Pattern Add-In for Microsoft® Excel®

Schedule24™ Excel® Shift Pattern Add-In for Microsoft® Excel® has been designed to solve a big problem for Excel users trying to create shift patterns, especially where their business operation has to cope with extended hours and 24/7 working. Invariably where

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Shift Pattern 1.4 Shift Pattern Value

Research has found around fifty percent of managers make uninformed decisions without realizing the sweeping impact of staff costs – or if you like, they manage the business with the same outcome as flipping a coin. You hire qualified or

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Shift Pattern Design – Section 1.3 Shift Pattern Goals

Mention has already been made about embarking on shift pattern design without some goal about what it is you want it to do, or at the least have some idea. If you don’t, you are destined to ‘endless tinkering’ –

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Shift Pattern Design – Section 1.2 Shift Pattern Types

Here we are going to take a look at the types of shift pattern. Like most things in life people have different views about how they see things and this is mine. A shift pattern is a sequences of shifts

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