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The Cost Of A Bad Rota In The UK Healthcare Sector

Uncontrolled Costs and inefficiencies   Without a robust process for identifying and quickly filling empty shifts with properly qualified staff, you may be left at the mercy of agencies and locums who will charge a premium. Alternatively, you might be running at a loss due to over-staffed shifts which see team members standing idle.   ...

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Flexible working - is it becoming the norm?

As we wave goodbye to 2018, we’ve been exploring the biggest current trends in the rapidly evolving UK employment landscape. 1. Millennials are heavily influencing UK working practices The Millennial generation is the largest ever to enter the workforce. Currently they comprise around 35% of the UK workforce; global representation is expected ...

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Is SMS still relevant?

Whether you need to speedily secure a qualified replacement for the team member who has just called-in sick, or you want to remind your entire team about next week’s staff meeting - SMS messaging can present an ideal solution.  The average Briton receives almost 34,000 mobile phone messages and alerts annually - 427% more messages than 10 years ...

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How Finance Software Aids Budget Management

  In healthcare, varying levels of pay and working hours can cause a headache when it comes to tracking budgets. Staffing pools are filled with a wide range of shift patterns, often far removed from the 9 to 5 that most other sectors are accustomed to. There’s also a diverse skill set, pay scales with overtime, part-time hours, zero hours ...

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How A Tailored Rota System Helps Private Hospitals

Managing a hospital is a difficult and demanding job.  Managers need to look ahead when it comes to overseeing rota and shift patterns, not to mention dealing with expenses and holiday leave. Technology is increasingly intertwined with crucial administrative processes and is fast becoming a driving force toward better efficiency.  At its core, ...

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Tech Transformation and Cloud within Healthcare

The healthcare industry is finally catching up with the rest of the world in terms of technology. Healthcare has always been notoriously difficult to transform due to the large number of legacy systems they use and the fact they work with highly sensitive data. The industry cannot stand still when it comes to embracing tech and within the ...

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The Benefits of a Centralised Solution

Many organisations keep their electronic and paper files in different locations.  For GP Federations managing staff that are working across a number of locations, this way of working is time-consuming. Using a centralised system means that all information is stored in one place.  This improves the flow of data and helps communication and ...

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RotaMaster is the Software of Choice for Ireland Out-of Hours Services

RotaMaster is the software of choice for a number of Ireland-based services, the majority of which provide an out-of-hours service. In October the RotaMaster sales team will be on the road in Ireland meeting both new and existing customers and would be delighted to showcase how our software can provide a flexible and fair solution for any other ...

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GPs under Pressure as Extended Access Deadline Approaches

The deadline for GPs to provide seven-day access to patients is fast approaching. Yet data shows this is far from becoming a reality with millions of people across the UK still lacking extended access to GPs outside of working hours. The BBC shared data showing 10 percent of registered patients live in areas where there is no access to GPs ...

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Big benefits of Employee time tracking for Business

When you run a business you rely on your staff to get to work on time. We all occasionally get caught in traffic or sleep through the wake-up alarm. However, when occasional lateness turns into a frequent problem, it may financially impact your organisation. Around 590,000 employees are late per year and a survey suggests this costs the ...

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Five Summer Employment Issues and How to Curb Them

The heat is on this summer with sweltering conditions making workers feel hot and bothered. For employers, there are a number of summer employment issues to contend with too. As temperatures soar toward 30C, there are ways to make work more bearable during the heat wave. MPs in the House of Commons environmental committee have urged ...

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5 Ways to Look After Your Staff’s Wellbeing

A healthy and happy workplace makes for a productive and effective team. But with everything that managing the office entails, looking out for the wellbeing of your staff sometimes falls off the list. In 2016 there were 137.3 million working days lost due to sickness or injury in the UK. The most common reason for sickness was minor ...

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