Is it Really Just a Hiring Problem?

Your organization is struggling to fill all the gaps in the schedule. Your people are overworked and it’s becoming harder and harder to fill last-minute shifts, never mind take on new clients. Hiring new team members seems like the solution, it was until now at least.

But, as their first two weeks fade from memory, the work starts pouring in, but your new hires haven’t been scheduled for much work.\

You simply don’t have time to get yourself and them organized.

Meanwhile, your existing staff are maxing out their hours and are just as overworked as before. Now, your newly hired staff are leaving for other opportunities and your HR team’s effort has been wasted. Does this sound familiar?

Make the most out of the talent you already have!

The reason you’re feeling this constant pressure to hire more is because you’re not making the most of the talent you have!

With a lot of shifts to fill, scheduling supervisors want to fill requests quickly but without time to take risks or make guesses, they resort to assigning those they know can do the job leaving the new hires idle.

You can solve a big chunk of your hiring problem with a scheduling solution

You need to make better use of your existing personnel’s time and skills. The first step towards solving your hiring problem is all about focusing on the talent that you already have.

Knowing more about your staff gives you the opportunity to assign them to work that better fit their qualifications and preferences. For example, using our Staffpoint staffing system, you can automatically set preferences for types of shifts, days needed off and unique skills.

Staffpoint’s suggestion-based system is the solution!

Staffpoint’s suggestion-based system can help you make better use of your personnel’s skills and qualifications while spreading out the work fairly and solve any scheduling puzzle.

With one click on an open shift, you can see all the staff that are qualified and available to work. Staffpoint will list staff according to who is the best fit based on rules you only need to set once. Your team doesn’t have to memorize skills, work preferences, personality conflicts, who lives closer, etc. It’s all there.

This becomes even more useful when you allow staff to work in multiple roles. Since Staffpoint will scan through all staff, their qualifications and current schedule, you have visibility into everyone that is ready for the shift. You can give opportunities to those that wouldn’t typically be

chosen for the job and cover holes without posting yet another position on your job board. Staffpoint will even keep track of the different pay depending on the role and situation that the person works and adjust the payroll and if needed, billing calculation if necessary.

For employees that don’t get scheduled very often, you’ll give them a chance to get more hours while using their diverse set of skills and giving flexibility that people want. For your business, you’ll gain skilled workers to fill important roles you already have on your roster.

Conclusion: it’s about providing opportunity.

The key to making better use of your personnel’s skills, knowledge and availability is using tools that make it easier for the entire team. When you make it easier for schedulers to view who is qualified and available for shifts, they stop resorting to the same overloaded bunch.

When you make it easier for staff to get more hours, you’re less likely to lose them to your competitors. In all, making the scheduling process easier provides more opportunity, prevents burn-out and gives your personnel flexibility with their schedule.

You’ll be shocked how much extra work you can get covered once Staffpoint’s optimization kicks into gear and you don’t have to read as many resumes. 

Want to learn about a workforce management system that can help you with the things discussed in this article? Read about Staffpoint’s features.