Susan J. Campbell | March 24, 2009 - TMCnet Contributing Editor
With the current state of the economy, companies are under increasing pressure to cut spending and find efficient ways to do more with less. As a result, there is an increased demand to automate staff scheduling and onboarding costs in order to drive growth.
In keeping with this trend, Welborn Relief Agency recently expanded their relationship with Shiftboard to directly meet this efficiency need for pharmacy scheduling.
"When we started using the Shiftboard product a year ago with 40 pharmacist contractors, we were a typical staffing company striving for low overhead,” said Joshua Welborn, owner of Welborn Relief Agency, in a company statement.
“Scheduling consumed a lot of management time, but Shiftboard's online scheduling system allows us to focus on client relationships and recruiting. As a result, we are steadily expanding our business in this economy.”
There is an inherent intertwined relationship between scheduling, recruiting and client development within staffing agencies, as well as others with flexible workforces. As such, the Shiftboard service has found rapid adoption in a number of fast growing and diverse organizations.
To expand on the ease of integration within current environments, the Shiftboard solution is designed to allow each user to sign-in from anywhere on any computer or mobile device at any time. With this process, employees can view, select and confirm positions in real-time. As a result, staffing operations are streamlined and countless phone calls, e-mails and faxes are eliminated.
Welborn’s business has grown to more than 70 contractors entering shift requests directly into the system. As a result of this growing demand, the healthcare staffing agency upgraded to Shiftboard’s Professional Edition. This expansion of the online staff scheduling and recruiting efforts improved two key areas:
-- Multi-geography scheduling –with its expansion into California and Oregon, Welborn now needs schedules, operations and all reporting to be filtered by geography and across all locations, clients and multiple time zones. The Shiftboard solution makes all of this possible and efficient.
-- Multiple, Diverse worker profiles – what had once been staffing pharmacists had grown to include pharmacy technicians and intern. Now, Welborn can capture and manage key credentialing and compliance information across profile types.
"Shiftboard supports our core business processes from web registration of new contractors to scheduling to analytics reports for invoicing clients and paying staff. For a staffing agency like us, it would be hard to think of a more self-contained system to support our operations," added Welborn.
Shiftboard has earned a strong reputation in the market by providing online scheduling software (offered as SaaS (News - Alert)) to a range of business services, hospital scheduling, staffing companies, fire department scheduling, educational institutions and non-profits.
With the increased pressure on companies to streamline operations and become more efficient in scheduling, the demand for solutions such as those offered by Shiftboard is growing. With the company’s expertise in this area and ability to expand offerings to meet changing needs, Shiftboard is likely to continue to enjoy increased adoption.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi
|| By Susan J. Campbell
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