Block
Challenges
of the 24 hour
beyond the 9 to 5
of a round the clock
workday

Cost Reduction

CIRCADIAN’s comprehensive study of over five hundred 24/7 facilities has shown that working extended hours is associated with elevated employee costs compared to the daytime workforce. The good news is most of these costs are readily addressable.

Absenteeism

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Employee Turnover

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Healthcare

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Overtime

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Safety & Legal Liability

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The cumulative effect of night work and extended hours can lead to fatigue-impaired employees unless proactive steps are taken to reduce the risk.

Increased substance abuse co-exists with fatigue in 24/7 operations, often as an inappropriate attempt to self medicate the effects of chronic fatigue.

People are most likely to make mistakes and cause production errors in the pre-dawn “window of circadian low”. Errors of inattention can be costly or even deadly.

The work hours and sometimes extended time without sleep create a vulnerability to lawsuits and punitive damages when accidents occur.

Errors & Accidents

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Scheduling Shifts

People who work shifts and 24/7 schedules care deeply about their work schedules.

Choosing Shift Schedules

Finding the best shift schedule for your facility is hard, because there are so many stakeholders with strong opinions.

Adjusting to Shiftwork

Without proper training employees often find it hard to adapt to working non-traditional hours.

Educating Managers

Managing a 24/7 schedule is an art they don’t teach in business school. It pays to have your managers understand the best 24/7 management practices.

Reducing or Expanding Operations

Whether reducing from 7 days to 5 day schedules, or increasing from 5 days to 7 days, it is critical to bring employees into the process of designing work schedules to achieve fuller capacity utilization.

Efficient 24/7 Utilization

The competitive advantages of 168 hour-a-week utilization of facilities and equipment, or providing seamless 24/7 customer service may seem obvious. But workload often fluctuates, creating pockets of inefficiency and overload, so that proportional staffing of 24/7 operations may be needed to maximize efficiency. In this world, predictive models, creative staffing strategies and optimized scheduling become the key to continuous optimization. Furthermore people who work shifts and 24/7 schedules care deeply about their work schedules and the timing of days off. Unlike machinery and equipment they are not naturally designed to work at night. 24/7 workforce optimization requires a sophisticated understanding of how to protect employee performance and morale, health and safety.

Corporate Shiftwork Strategy

It is vital to develop policies and systems to manage the special challenges of employing a 24/7 workforce. This is a very different world from 9-5 daytime work.

Expanding to Seven Days

To get the benefits without aggrieved employees it is critical to bring them into the process of designing work schedules to achieve fuller capacity utilization.

Staffing Levels

Whether your operational workload fluctuates or is steady, finding the right balance of staffing and workload is critical.

Employee Relations

People who work shifts and 24/7 schedules care deeply about their work schedules.

Training

Finding the best shift schedule for your facility is hard, because there are so many stakeholders with strong opinions.

Union/Labor Issues

Without proper training employees often find it hard to adapt to working non-traditional hours.

Work Life Balance

Without proper training employees often find it hard to adapt to working non-traditional hours.

Regulatory Burdens

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Hours of Service

U.S. trucking hours of service regulations have been a political and legal football over the past four years with multiple federal agency and court-ordered revisions. CIRCADIAN helps companies steer around the debris and gain exemptions based on sound science and risk management practices.

FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act has created an opportunity for absenteeism abuse which can be very costly and disruptive unless this issue is carefully managed. CIRCADIAN is expert at routing out the causes of excess absenteeism and keeping the costs at bay.

Work Hours Arbitration & Litigation

CIRCADIAN’s unparalleled expertise in work hours, overtime risk and fatigue provides the needed authoritative scientifically expert opinion and testimony to resolve complex working hours challenges.