Posts Tagged ‘staff rosters’

Scheduling employees with contact tracing

Scheduling staff across 1 or many rosters is a challenge at the best of times, imagine then being asked to run a report from your schedules on who worked with who on what day and in what area to assist with contact tracing. Can you imagine how long it would take to bring this information together?

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Touchless visibility of Data has never been more important

As the world continues to change and move around Covid-19 touchless is the new keyword with people contact. Deputy has it all

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Touchless sign in and out creating timesheets for payroll

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    devices. By using Deputy’s contactless clock in for Kiosk you can ensure a
    fast, hygienic, touch-free clock in. Spend more time helping your patients
    and less time worrying about clocking in.
  • Limit contact exposure between employees during
    clock-in procedure and contamination of devices
  • Fast and simple clock-in process for employees

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Fair Work changes affect thousands of businesses

Posted on: March 11, 2020 | Categories: Complaince Fair Work Modern Awards StaffRosters Blog

Fair Work Australia changes come into effect 1st of March 2020. Does this affect your business?

Who is impacted?

Many awards have already been impacted including the Clerks-Private Sector Award and Pharmacy award. The next major industries to be impacted include the hospitality industry general award and the Restaurant Industry Award. These two awards alone will impact thousands of businesses and millions of employees.

Why were these changes made?

These changes have been made to help salaried employees who were working 50, 60, 70, 80 hours a week and more but only getting paid for 40 hours .

How does it work?

Effectively salaried staff now need to sign in and out each day and based on the hours worked over 12 months they must not be worse off than the appropriate modern award.

What can I do?

If you’re not currently asking salaried staff to sign in and out you should start, if you use timesheets for the purpose you should consider electronic for easy annualized reporting.

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28 day rotating roster 8 hour or 10 hour days? Which one works better?

If you have ever worked one of these schedules or had to organise staff around one of these schedules you will understand the amount of work that goes into keeping the schedule in place. I have seen two common types of 28 day rotating rosters.

  • 28-day rotating roster 8 hour day
  • 28-day rotating roster 12 hour day

Each of these schedules has different requirements and are both designed for a 24/7 operation.

An example 12 hour schedule for rotating 28-day roster – The most common approach is detailed below for a 12-hour schedule, each employee will work an average 42 hours per week across the 4-week cycle.

A Team –  DDOODDD-OODDOOO-NNOONNN-OONNOOO
B Team –  NNOONNN-OONNOOO-DDOODDD-OODDOOO
C Team –  OONNOOO-DDOODDD-OODDOOO-NNOONNN
D Team –  OODDOOO-NNOONNN-OONNOOO-DDOODDD

Benefits of a 12-hour rotating roster over 28 days include

  • An employee does not work more than 3 days in a row
  • You get a 3-day long weekend every second weekend
  • If you take two leave days on a 2-day working week you get 7 days off

Who would not enjoy these benefits, the only real downside is one of the weeks you will work 62 hours.

The major downside of an 8 hour day rotating 28-day roster is you can work seven weeks before getting a weekend off. the world we live in now is 24/7 but who would only want one weekend off every 7 weeks? How could you play sport or watch the kids play sport? This would be a tough 28-day roster to handle, I know it would not work for me. On top of this once a month you will work 7 nights in a row.

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The Royal Botanic Gardens expand employees scheduling with Time & People

This week after a successful pilot across 5 locations that make up the Botanic Gardens in and around Sydney and the Blue Mountains from 2018 with 120 employees The Botanic Gardens have expanded the employee scheduling software to assist with staff rosters by adding 80 specialist teachers to the system. Prior to going digital everything was manual, time sheets, scheduling by spreadsheet and telephone calls, everything was time-consuming and delayed due to the way manual systems work. Moving forward employees will have a lot more freedom to organise schedules with less telephone calls and text messages.

Employees can from their mobile device

  • Sign in and out each day.
  • Pre register for leave
  • Advise unavailability into the future automatically tied to the schedule
  • See their schedules into the future
  • Swap shifts when needed – approved by supervisors.
  • Publish an open shift where the next equally skilled person can take the shift – approved by supervisors.

The Education team do an amazing job of educating thousands of students every year. From the Botanic Gardens website…..Students at all levels will love our practical gardening experiences, outdoor learning activities and the exciting, immersive exhibitions at our new living art gallery, The Calyx. Our team of highly-skilled educators will engage your pupils with the curriculum via hands-on learning.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Society is made up of three key locations, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, Blue Mountains Botanic Gaden Mount Tomah. There are many other aspects to the Royal Botanic Gardens including the Plant Bank with over 10,000 collections and more than 100 000 000 individual seeds.

 

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