White Paper: Alternative Work Schedules

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Sifting through the thousands of available work schedules leaves many managers lost as to what is the best shift schedule. After all, there is no one-size-fits-all schedule that works for all organizations. In this white paper, we outline best practices for finding the best shift schedule for your organization, including information on balancing:

  • Business goals
  • Workload requirements
  • Shiftworker lifestyle preferences
  • Family and social needs of employees
  • Biological factors

We will also review the scientific evidence regarding important schedule features.

By Anneke Heitmann, Ph.D. and Andrew Moore-Ede

16 pp

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White Paper: Reducing the Costs, Risks, and Liabilities of Shiftwork

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Reducing the Costs, Risks, and Liabilities of Shiftwork: Design Specs of the Human Machine

There are inherent necessities and considerable advantages to running your operations non-stop, 24-hours a day. There are also significant downsides because of increased fatigue, higher performance risks and the negative social impact on our people. Many round-the-clock companies aren’t fully aware of their subsequent losses in operating efficiency, safety, and employee relations.

CIRCADIAN®, the global leader in providing 24/7 workforce performance and safety solutions for businesses that operate around the clock, offers this white paper to help managers:

  • Identify shiftwork practices that increase risk
  • Examine the consequences of human fatigue
  • Provides solutions for mitigating the costs, risks, and liabilities associated with shiftwork 

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White Paper: Shift Scheduling & Employee Involvement

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The Key to Successful Schedules

CIRCADIAN®, the global leader in providing 24/7 workforce performance and safety solutions for businesses that operate around the clock, offers you a complimentary white paper that outlines why an employee-driven scheduling process is the best approach to designing and implementing new shift schedules.

By William Davis & Acacia Aguirre, MD, Phd

PDF 15 pp

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White Paper: Increasing Production Beyond the Five Day Operation

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Many shiftwork facilities operate a 24/5 schedule or a similar variant. A common problem these operations face is how to meet increases in demand. Do they:

  • Increase overtime... by how much?
  • Establish a temporary weekend warrior crew?
  • Expand full-time to a 24/7 schedule?

CIRCADIAN's complimentary white paper - "Increasing Production Beyond the Five Day Operation" - provides key insights and tips on how to successfully meet the challenges of increased demand. The white paper covers:

  • Short-term solutions for meeting increased demand
  • Guidelines for determining if expansion is necessary
  • Strategies for making the transition from 24/5 to 24/7 (and not alienating the workforce in the process)

PDF 16 pp

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