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The Costs to Consider in Workload Balancing

The nursing shortage has been growing in the United States for many years, but the problem is expected to reach new heights as our population ages and a large portion of nurses approach retirement. This shortage was compounded with the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic when staffing needs surged to unprecedented levels, particularly in specialty […]

Improve Communication Without Saying a Word

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s exactly why ShiftWizard clients love our library of pictures or, as we call them, icons. In ShiftWizard, icons are eye-catching images that quickly communicate information, such as assignments or scheduling preferences. We like to think of it as intuitive scheduling shorthand. Picture It One of […]

Workforce Strategies for Today’s Scheduling Challenges

Cred to Rusty Watson

While the nursing shortage has been a worrisome trend for decades, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this intensifying problem. Already short-staffed hospitals are having to manage capacity surge and quickly determine how to best utilize and stretch their available resources. Addressing the unique scheduling challenges hospitals face today requires effective workforce strategies. Here are some […]