With unemployment rates inching ever lower, employers are becoming more and more concerned with employee retention. Vacancies are getting tougher to fill, making it even more of a concern when an employee leaves.
As such, employers are always on the lookout for things that may impact employee retention rates. One such thing is how employee work hours are scheduled. Many organizations that have shiftwork tend to create the shift schedule on a weekly basis, rotating or changing the staff’s weekly hours as needed to cover anticipated demand or other pressing concerns. The idea is that each week the schedule is optimized. However, there are a lot of downsides to this approach and some alternatives that could improve employee retention if implemented.