In most operations, the largest portion of direct expenses is from payroll. In a shift work environment, many operations rely on overtime to help get through busy times. While modest amounts of overtime are beneficial for both the shift worker and the company, excessive overtime can dramatically increase costs as well as the risk for fatigue related incidents and legal exposure.
How CIRCADIAN can help you:
- Staffing Level Analysis. Before identifying the optimal schedule for your operation, it is essential to determine the right number of shift workers required. The staffing level analysis determines not only the right number of shiftworkers, but also their optimal positioning throughout the schedule to maximize utilization.
- Shift Schedule Optimization. Using CIRCADIAN’s Shift Schedule Optimization Process ensures an outcome that is ideal for both the operation and the employee.
- Proportional Staffing. This system ensures that the most efficient use of employees is implemented.
Overtime and Productivity - Shiftwork facilities with high or very high overtime levels reported lower average productivity than those with average or low overtime.
(Source: Shiftwork Practices 2007, Circadian Information ©2008)