How the 5-shift model works in real life

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The compatibility of professional and private life is often a special challenge for shift workers, which can only be mastered through holistic and integrative concepts. There are different shift models – this time we’d like to introduce the 5-shift model to you.

How easy it is to create schedules in a smart way

In today’s digitized society, there are many types of work organization, which must be individually designed according to the needs of the company. For example, if the working time is less than 38 hours a week, the working time management of the free shift is often very complicated. In order to ensure simple and fair duty rosters, extended models of shifting must be used. Web-based solutions for automated rostering enable companies to maintain an overview even with complex shift systems. In this way, it is easy and quick to respond to employee requests or spontaneous changes. The five-shift model offers a possibility of ensuring continuous work operation in five shifts. The transition from full-time to part-time jobs can also create new jobs or cut jobs by reducing working hours.

How to improve work-life balance

To ensure fair rostering for shift workers, at least two consecutive days off should fall on to the weekend. This creates a timeframe for social interaction and sufficient regeneration. A work block of five days is followed by a leisure block of four days. This enables employees to relax longer, as well as a better work-life balance. Due to the exponentially increasing load profile of shift workers, accidents can occur more often if there are not enough rest periods.

A smart workforce management solution helps you to keep an overview in the complex five-shift model and to create an optimal roster at the push of a button. So not only your company, but also your employees benefit from our intelligent software solution.

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