Good nursing home managers know that the employee schedule is important. Great nursing home managers know that an efficient employee schedule is the hallmark of excellent management. Any successful nursing home simply must have an employee schedule that ensures that the patients’ needs are met 24/7 without over-staffing or unnecessary overtime.

But labor management can be a headache.

It’s boring, time-consuming, complicated, and mind-numbingly dull. You have to juggle PT and FT staff schedules, the availability, certifications, and particular skill sets of every single employee (not to mention their time-off or shift swap requests, accrued PTO, and training schedule), then coordinate details like employee meetings, meal breaks, and labor law compliance. Tracking down staff with the appropriate skill sets to accommodate shift swaps or cover for time-off requests is a hassle, then you have to reorganize the schedule to find the best use of staff without compromising patient coverage, then consider alternative schedules without wasting any more time.

After finally building a schedule, you need to let your staff know, then field all the questions about the next week’s schedule. Inevitably, one of your employees will have an unexpected illness or time off request and you need to reorganize everything to accommodate the missed shift (then communicate those updates to the entire staff).

TimeForge enables nursing home managers to cut scheduling and attendance monitoring time from hours to minutes, and as help you monitor your labor costs and overtime (in real-time) and more accurately predict potential staffing shortages, payroll costs, and overtime.

Your staff is going to love it. With TimeForge, you can notify employees about schedules, meetings, trainings, and any sort of updates or changes by text message or email. Your staff can easily log in to the employee portal 24/7 to review their shift schedules and time cards, request time off, change their upcoming availability, swap shifts with other employees, and set up daily schedule alerts via text messaging or email.

You are going to love it. You can build an entire nursing home employee schedule in just minutes, easily test “what-if” scenarios (and return to your saved schedule without redoing it), and monitor attendance. All of this can be done on site or remotely using the web, a cell phone, or even Facebook.

The time you save every week can be much more profitably (and enjoyably) spent. TimeForge is powerful, but extremely easy to use.

TimeForge is a complete labor management solution for nursing homes, providing one-click seamless access to employee scheduling, time and attendance, and payroll reports. Use the whole TimeForge product suite, or only the parts that your business requires.

If you’re still not convinced, read what other TimeForge users say about the time and money they’ve saved with this easy to use staff scheduling software… or sign up today for your free trial and experience TimeForge for yourself!

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One Response to “Labor Management for Nursing Homes”

  1. eNursingSchools Apr 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

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