COVID19, Scheduling, and ShedWool
Rotating shift work during the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any other issue we have ever witnessed, mainly because our entire economy is relying almost fully on shift workers and the healthcare system. With overhead costs mounting up, saving on labor costs is key to success and smart shift scheduling helps employers recover from COVID19 in the many industries which are working overtime or tight hours. Doctors are working 12 hour shifts in thick PPE and dealing with the emotional stress from battling the Coronavirus. Insurance companies and healthcare management programs are unstable because the “curve” for money is rapidly increasing, resulting in a broken healthcare system and countless working hours. PPE producers are trying to find manufacturing solutions to meet the demands needed for equipment. This all affects people like you and me.
So, what can we do to address these issues we face in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic?
College students whose internships have been cancelled can volunteer at a local healthcare facility or nonprofit that works with healthcare support services. Another option is to become an InstaCart or Amazon Prime/Whole Foods delivery worker and bring groceries to people who are at higher risk of getting the virus. Students can also thank YouTube for easy mask sewing tutorials and start making masks. Larger corporations have many opportunities to make monetary donations to charities and scientific research to help find a vaccine.
All these possibilities have one thing in common: organization and shift scheduling. Hospitals work on shifts and need clear guidance to know who is working at what times. They would not want two specialists showing up at the same time when only one is needed because of a scheduling mishap, right? Customer service in healthcare training representatives work around the clock communicating with patients and practices answering questions. Manufacturing companies are continuously working so they are able to make the needed materials. They are the people who drive supply and demand and can also benefit from smart shift scheduling.
For these employers to know how to manage shift work, they need a clear system. That is where ShedWool comes in. Our smart shift scheduling software allows numerous industry managers with single or multiple locations to effectively schedule their employees; so, they can focus more on work fundamentals and being a healthy shift worker, rather than the tediousness of scheduling. All employees will be notified at once, and our app makes it easy to have someone’s work schedule at hand. So, whether you’re a doctor, seamstress, or insurance representative, ShedWool will always be there for you, even during a pandemic, so you can be clear about your day.
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