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WTS features in Manufacturing Management asking: Is it time to look again at Annualised Hours?

How Annualised Hours can support manufacturers’ responsiveness, productivity and resilience during a time of strategic workforce challenges

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How’s your balance? Considering shift workers in ‘Work-life week’

For organisations with working hours outside the traditional 9am - 5pm, the task of reaching a good work-life balance becomes significantly more challenging

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Avoiding Ryanair's Holiday Planning Headaches

"Holidays are supposed to be relaxing…but for those involved in workforce planning and management they are often an administrative nightmare"

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Police policy: the importance of shift patterns and work-life balance

"Working Time and shift patterns influence everything from productivity through to employee health and motivation"

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Could Annualised Hours solve the precarious scheduling issue?

“The past decade has seen a fragmenting of working time, as firms have saved costs by increasing shift flexibility through a variety of mechanisms”

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User Groups: Connecting customers, sharing ideas and learning best practice

These free sessions provide managers and users of our software with valuable guidance, tips and short cuts that ensure they make the most of our powerful technology

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Highlighting working patterns role in Utility companies’ recruitment and retention

How shift patterns can play a vital role in tackling the threat posed by skills shortages and an aging workforce

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Overcoming Working Time shortfalls in T&A / ERP systems

Working Time optimisation projects can fail to achieve the desired benefits if crucial gaps in an organisation's T&A / ERP system are not identified and addressed

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Workforce Planning for an uncertain future

Whilst economic and political turmoil has always affected workforce planning and management, it feels like we’re living in exceptional times

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Taylor Report - A Missed Opportunity For Shift Workers

It’s long been our belief that the rapid rise of zero-hour contracts and agency working is because they provide a ‘lazy’ alternative to addressing outdated and inflexible res...

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Holiday headaches...the hidden cost of annual leave

An effective Workforce Planning & Management system is your passport to success

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Annualised Hours - helping the Coastguard save money and protect the service

Designing new shift patterns to help this emergency service align labour provision with demand

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Sharing best practice at the Ambulance Trust Roster Review Forum

The Roster Review Forum explored how to create and manage dynamic and responsive rosters

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New CTO to roll out SaaS version of Work Suite®

Paul Roberts joins Working Time Solutions as Chief Technology Officer to spearhead the ongoing development of our workforce planning and management software

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Zero to hero? - Delivering a ‘right to request’ fixed hours

The rumoured change to zero-hours contracts could see employees on zero-hours given the ‘right to request’ a move onto fixed-hours contracts

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Mind the Skills Gap: Modernising Shift Patterns in Utilities

The threat posed by skills shortages and an ageing workforce requires utility companies to explore ways of attracting the new talent whilst retaining experienced employees

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Managing the National Living Wage rise for shift workers

Modernising and maintaining optimised shift patterns could help offset labour cost increases and provide protection against costly legislation breaches

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10 signs you should consider Annualised Hours

Adopting Annualised Hours enables truly responsive Demand-Led Rostering systems to be created

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Helping Government address precarious employment & 'the future world of work'

Reducing reliance on 'precarious' forms of employment through Annualised Hours and Demand-Led Rostering systems

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Examples of shift patterns and traditional approaches to shift working

"Finding an appropriate shift-pattern which matches the specific needs of the organisation is critical"

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‘Peak pain’…Black Friday & festive workforce planning challenges

"A fully optimised workforce could make all the difference in 2017"

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Reducing agency worker reliance & risk in your organisation

"This ‘quick fix’ can easily become ingrained over time"

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Workforce Planning Masterclass Review

"Providing a brief overview of our recent educative events"

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4 steps to minimise the impact of adverse weather

"Not having workforce contingency plans for adverse weather can be catastrophic"

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Monitoring and preventing employee absence

"Top tips for helping monitor and reduce absence levels in your organisation"

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Shift pattern design - are you compliant?

"We’re experiencing an uplift in enquiries relating to potential working time compliance issues"

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ARP and DOD...can the workforce respond to changing demand?

"If rolled out, many existing shift patterns may no longer effectively align labour supply with demand."

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Top tips for managing your workforce during seasonal peaks

"Seasonal peaks are often met through an annual influx of agency staff and temporary workers or overtime"

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Brexit creates imperative to tackle productivity issues

"Brexit should be the catalyst needed to fully address some of the biggest drags on UK productivity and efficiency"

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Remain or Leave?...Either way Working Time will change

"Working Time legislation remains dynamic, which adds additional challenges to strategic workforce planning"

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Football fever is a real sickness - unauthorised leave expected to spike

"Software can play a central role in tackling the root causes and impact of absence, whether legitimate or otherwise."

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Meeting spikes in demand with your existing workforce

"When organisations experience an upturn in business, there is a tendency to rush to deploy temporary labour"

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Optimising crew rosters to reduce reliance on private ambulance

"The gap between labour demand and supply is contributing significantly to the additional spend"

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Britain’s productivity problem and workforce planning

"Fexible working patterns deliver, productivity benefits that can be sustained into the future"

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Work can be Local Authorities' flexible friend

"The ‘more with less’ oxymoron goes to the heart of local authorities’ seemingly impossible task"

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7 workforce planning tips to reduce absence

"Absence levels today could cost the UK economy £34 million in lost productivity"

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Top tips for monitoring and reducing employee absence levels

"Tackling absence generates cost savings, improves productivity and supports employee engagement"

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Delivering 15-20% savings in Local Authority departments

"Designing shift patterns that bridge the funding gap"

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Breaking the cycle of high overtime, low wellbeing and poor productivity

"Long hours culture does nothing to help address persistent low levels of productivity"

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Travel to work can now be classed as Working Time

"Journeys to and from work count as working time for employees without fixed office"

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Masterclass in reducing costs by optimising shift patterns

"Delegates wanted to know about shift pattern change, capacity issues and dependency on overtime"

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Ineffective rostering is at the heart of the NHS’ problems

"By making working patterns more predictable and appealing, it can address high attrition rates”

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Excessive overtime & how to reduce your use

"An overtime culture can have detrimental effects on both organisations and their employees"

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Mitigating the impact of night shifts through roster design

"Numerous studies link long term night working with breast cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease"

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Poor workforce planning createcd NHS reliance on agency staff

"Shift patterns that match predicted demand will reduce the need for agency support"

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Effective employee engagement around Working Time change

"Read a comprehensive report on the leading workforce planning and management event"

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