Case Studies


Introducing Demand-Led Rostering and Annualised Hours delivered a wide range of benefits for this manufacturer

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Cheshire West and Chester Council

This local authority used Demand-Led Rostering to deliver efficiencies whilst protecting jobs

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Solving the puzzle...improving workforce productivity

We look at how organisations can improve their productivity through changes to Working Time

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Thames Water

This utility company designed new shift patterns to create £10m of efficiencies and meet regulatory demands

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Holiday headaches...planning annual leave for shift workers

We identify common issues, evaluate gross/net hours systems and explore how to maintain productivity whilst accommodating annual leave

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Unilever - Colman’s of Norwich

This food manufacturer's new shift patterns increased efficiency from 55% to 85%, while reducing administration time and boosting staff morale

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All aboard...gaining employee buy-in for a Working Time change

We look the importance of employee engagement when making changes to Working Time

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Accolade Wines

This wine distributor implemented a new shift pattern with fully rostered holidays and an allowance of reserve hours to use during seasonal peaks in production

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The great debate...8 Vs 12 hour shift patterns

We look at the 8 vs 12 hr shift debate, explore the advantages and disadvantages of both and help define the best solution for your organisation

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Mind your step...managing a workforce during adverse weather

We share tips and guidance on how to minimise disruption to the workforce during adverse weather

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Celtic Manor

This venue removed its over-reliance on agency workers by designing efficient new shift patterns

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Hard day's night ...permanent night shifts and the alternatives

We explore the arguments for and against these shift patterns and suggest potential alternatives

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Installing specialist software to provide a comprehensive database for the day-to-day planning, management and monitoring of working time

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Flexi friend...handling flexible working requests from shift workers

We explore changes to flexible working regulations and how to assess requests in a shift work environment

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Implementing new shift patterns allowed this feed manufacturer to flex up during very busy periods and flex down during the quieter summer months

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In the mix...rotational Vs fixed shift patterns

We provide an analysis of these two systems including advice for designing new shift patterns

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York Minster

This venue's security team implemented an annualised hours system that reduced administration and provided clear visibility over shift patterns

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The University of Northampton

The security team at this university reduced high levels of overtime, improving operational planning and giving employees a better work-life balance


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University of London

This university implemented an annualised hours system which helped save money, reduce overtime and improve employees work-life balance

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Health Assured

This healthcare business designed a 24/7 shift pattern to meet fluctuating demand for its services and provide flexibility for growth

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Reducing agency worker reliance & risk in your organisation

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