Demand Led Rostering

Rostering & Flexible Working

Work-life balance is becoming an ever more important consideration for employers and employee planning managers.

Apart from the evolving legal and regulatory requirements that have to be adhered to, employers are recognising that, to attract and retain the best staff, it is important to offer the right balance between a challenging and rewarding environment and a fair and reasonable working pattern.

MJC²'s planning and rostering software ROCS allows human resources managers to optimize working patterns and rosters, striking the right balance between an efficient, demand-led rota and attractive working conditions for employees.

Strategic Shift Pattern Optimization

Determining the best combination of shift patterns, allowing for complexities such as annualised hours, part-time, short shifts, split shifts and overtime rates, while also maintaining compliance with legal and contractual obligations, is challenging.

ROCS automatically calculates shift patterns based on forecast demand profiles, using flexibility where available to intelligently match resources against requirements.

Is this way the resulting shift patterns and resourcing levels are optimized considering cost, service level and resilience, providing a good strategic template on which to base recruitment and capacity planning.

Tactical Demand Led Rostering

For operations with unpredictable demand, re-optimization of rosters during the year in response to updated forecasts can lead to significant cost savings.

Combined with a flexible working strategy, demand led rostering facilitates a win-win situation: staff are at work when needed but their preferences are considered also to move towards a better work-life balance.

ROCS can be used to update planned shift patterns (within agreed legal, union and contractual constraints) during the year. For example 8-week or 12-week cycles that intelligently allow for shorter-term overtime and other flexibility provide the right balance between agility and control.

Operational Shift Planning & Absence Management

Integration with Time and Attendance and HR systems allows dynamic optimization of the operation in response to demand variations and fluctuations.

ROCS enables automatic rebalancing of workload and optimization of overtime, combined with intelligent use of annualised hours if available.

This reduces the dependence on temporary staff and leads to a better, more balanced work profile for employees. Holiday and absence management tools allow managers to offer more flexibility to staff in terms of granting time off, while maintaining resourcing levels to match demand closely.

 

 

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