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Transforming shift work at the UK's key HR event

Date: Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th November, 2019

Location: Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St, Manchester

Detail: Speak to our shift work experts & demo our workforce planning and management software at stand D35.

Join our session on shift work planning and management best practice (Wednesday 6th November at 12:00-12:30pm)


As the leading authority on shift work, Working Time Solutions will have a significant presence at this year’s CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Run by the professional body for HR and people development, the two-day event is the most established learning and networking opportunity in the UK.

We’ll be taking the opportunity to share our shift work optimisation and workforce management insights and technology with over 5,000 peers.

Our goal is to help employers understand how specialist shift-based workforce planning and management can deliver benefits that span productivity, efficiency, flexibility, wellbeing, engagement and recruitment/retention.


We’re on stand D35 - Come say hello!

Over the two days of CIPD’s Annual Conference and Exhibition, you’ll be able to find us at stand D35, which is near the Visitor’s Entrance and adjacent to the CIPD Members Lounge.

It’s an opportunity to meet with our shift working consultants and tap into their subject matter expertise and deep industry experience.

They’ll be on hand to discuss your organisation’s approach to shift working and can talk you through the consultancy services available to help you optimise your resourcing model and engage shift workers.

We’ll also be demonstrating the latest version of our cloud-based WORKSuite® workforce planning and management software.

You’ll be able to get hands-on with specialist tools including Shift Pattern Design, Rota Scheduling, Time & Absence Management, Employee Self-Service, Compliance Checks and Analytics.


2-Minute Shift Working Challenge & Mini-Shift Work Clinics


Knowledge transfer is key to Working Time Solutions’ approach to establishing best practice and continuous improvement in shift working environments.

Visit our stand to try your hand at The 2-Minute Shift Working Challenge.

It’s an opportunity to use the interactive tools within our WORKSuite® software to create an optimised pattern…and the chance to win £5,000 worth of shift work consultancy for your organisation.

It will be judged by one of our expert consultants who will score your entry based on a range of factors including fatigue risk, work-life balance and cover.

Our consultants will also be on hand to run Mini-Shift Work Clinics.

These are bite-sized versions of our regular Clinic sessions, which provide employers of shift workers with the opportunity to confidentially discuss their challenges and opportunities with our highly experienced team.

Finding the best way forward can often be difficult, so let our specialist consultants provide initial insight and guidance on how best to plan, manage and monitor your shift-based workforce at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition.

CIPD will undoubtedly be busy, so use our online form to book your Mini-Shift Work Clinic ahead of time.


Join our speaker session on shift work planning and management best practice (Wednesday 6th November at 12:00-12:30pm)


Working Time Solutions Director, Robert Crossman, will be hosting an insight session: “Optimising shift working performance and wellbeing through technology and engagement” at 12:00-12:30 on Wednesday 6th November in the Engagement & Well-Being Arena.

The presentation will provide practical guidance on how to improve productivity, increase flexibility, minimise long hours working, support recruitment and retention and overcome shift work planning and management limitations of non-specialist workforce management systems.

Come along to the session if you are keen to understand more about:


  • The principals of shift work optimisation
  • Engaging the workforce around changes to working time
  • Using technology and engagement to co-design shift patterns with employees
  • Creating shift patterns aligned to demographics and preferences
  • How workforce management software can empower employees to manage their working time
  • Best practice workforce management in shift working environments
  • Using workforce management software to effectively administer working time in support of employee wellbeing
  • Increasing the responsiveness and flexibility of shift work
  • Reducing overworking for shift workers
  • Ensuring compliance with working time regulations


See you there:

We hope to see you over the two days of the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition.

If you’d like to arrange a specific time to meet with our consultant’s or technology specialists, please contact us now to arrange.

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