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Poor work life balance is a growing problem


I've been researching burnout amongst clinical staff and the results are scary. Burnout continues to grow in healthcare at an alarming rate, linked to poor work life balance.

People have been working since the 60's to develop ways to automate the rostering of clinical staff. But scheduling people with an algorithm isn't working.  Burnout from poor work life balance and pressure in the 'office' is impacting clinicians like never before and the problem is growing. We are studying the causes and finding new ways to address them through our software. Here's some of our findings.

Manage shorter or longer shifts


Not every shift is the same

Sometimes you need to make a change to the length of a shift for a single person or a group of staff. We've made it easy to do this based on feedback from our users, instantly updating fatigue and other selection criteria as well as all your reports.

Shiftiez is changing to CoRoster


We are changing our name to emphasise how we use cooperation with employers and staff to create rosters everyone can agree on. 

MultiWeek View - control more in one go

We've just released a new way of working with Shiftiez after feedback from customers. It made such a boost to productivity we changed all our other tools to work with it!

Shiftiez in the Semi-Finals of Riverpitch

Shiftiez successfully reached the Victorian semi-finals in last night's episode of RiverPitch, a collaboration between the Australian Computer Society and Your Money on Channel 9 and Sky News.

Managing who can see what


Feedback from our users told us that locking the view of our full roster away from everyone but the Administrator was causing headaches. So we fixed it . . .

Shiftiez selected as part of RiverPitch

Shiftiez has been selected as one of 24 companies under the spotlight in RiverPitch, a collaboration between the Australian Computer Society and Your Money on Channel 9 and Sky News.

Taking care of holidays

Shiftiez takes our user feedback seriously. At a visit to a client site last year we were shown the challenge of accounting for lots of staff changes as holiday season approached. Entering in leave was a time consuming process - so we fixed it.

Retaining diversity is a whole other ballgame

We all know there's value in creating a diverse workforce, yet our political leaders seem to struggle with the basic concept of equality (on so may levels), setting a poor example to the rest of the country. So I read with interest an article in Forbes last month that discussed the importance of changing your workplace to retain a diverse workforce.

The article highlighted something that often gets lost in the conversation. Seeking diversity is the easy part - keeping a diverse group enthused requires real commitment.