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Centrally managing 1000+ staff over 50 locations
"Papershift helps us to make shift planning more efficient, helps keep the employees better informed, and makes the administration of all employees easier for us."
Alexander Feitsch, TQSR Holding and Development
CTR Secure Services
Scheduling 100+ technicians to customer sites and recording timesheets
"Papershift has been amazing for us at CTR. It has really helped with scheduling and saves time as before we had multiple paper folders and excel sheets that were a nightmare!
Honestly, after using it now for a few months, we wouldn’t know what to do without it. Thanks for setting it all up and answering my hundreds of questions, much appreciated."
Gabrielle Littlewood, Operations Coordinator
Scheduling 20+ staff across several offices and recording timesheets
"Papershift does exactly what you want it to do - the shift plan doesn't let you plan people who are away and it's also very easy to see which employee you're planning.
It just works really well."
Tracey, Administration Assistant
Work schedule refers to a form of working time in which an employee works at different times of the day or night. The regulations of the scheduling procedures are not arbitrary but are regulated by the working time laws. A single shift usually lasts eight hours, unless otherwise agreed in the employment agreement.
Shift work is carried out primarily in three shifts:
1. Early shift
2. Late shift
The list of work schedule types is ever-evolving. Shift or rota planners have the need to be creative to accommodate employee needs.
They create shift schedules that optimally meet employee needs as well as business goals. Here a the most commonly practiced work shift types –
1. Fixed shift schedule
2. Flexible shift schedule
3. Rotating shift schedule
4. Split shifts
5. On-call shift schedule
As the name suggests, it has a consistent schedule. There are many types here as well. Such as the first shift or day shift (between 9 AM to 3 PM). Second shift or afternoon shift (between 11 AM and 5 PM). Third shift or graveyard shift (between 11 PM till the wee hours of the morning). Even a fixed weekday or weekend shift is also part of a fixed shift schedule.
Work schedule published just 3 or 5 days in advance, is too short a notice to employees.
It is recommended that a schedule is published at least 2 weeks in advance. It allows the flexibility for employees to make plans and arrangements for family care and routines.
We have compiled some common rota mistakes and suggestions to improve them in our detailed blog. We’d recommend it for rota managers.
A work scheduling software can make rota management easy. Sometimes referred to as a rota management tool, they provide templates and other functions for creating an effective work schedule.
Good rota software will allow you to plan and populate your rota with the staff available to you. It will also be able to consider the skills of your employees and any staffing requirements you have.
While it might be tempting to use free software like Excel for your rota management, don’t. Excel, while a great spreadsheet tool, offers little of the functionality of rota software. Excel won’t populate rotas automatically. It won’t consider the needs of your staff. And it won’t understand the skills of your employees.
Using Excel requires a fair amount of input and editing, which is fine if your rota is static. If you need to be more dynamic with staffing, rota software will give you far more flexibility.
(This information was collected through an internal user survey.)