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Profile of a Superstar Scheduler: Jeff Kelley of Lanfair Center

September 22, 2017 | Jim Rubadue

It’s time for our second installment of Profile of a Superstar Scheduler, where we catch up with an OnShift Scheduler of the Year to hear their story and learn scheduling best practices. We recently...

Plum Healthcare Group Partners With OnShift For Staffing Success

September 14, 2017 | Jim Rubadue

When OnShift first began, we knew that we didn’t want to sell our customers a product and say, “see you later.” Instead, we sought to create meaningful partnerships with our clients from the point of...

The Goodman Group Gains Quick Labor Management Success

August 31, 2017 | Jim Rubadue

For many providers, the thought of implementing new technology can be overwhelming.

Fortunately, OnShift gets it and makes the process easy. Our trusty customer success team is a dedicated resource...

Why Caregivers Love OnShift’s Easy-to-Use Scheduling Software

August 11, 2017 | Jim Rubadue

Long-term care and senior living executives aren’t the only ones singing the praises of our scheduling software. Nurses, nursing assistants and other caregivers love how quick and easy it is to take...

Plum Healthcare Group Gains Visibility Into Senior Care Staffing

July 6, 2017 | Jim Rubadue

Relying on pencil and paper schedules or spreadsheets often means a complete lack of visibility into staffing—and this lack of visibility can be costly to any senior care organization. "Where are...

Profile of a Superstar Scheduler: Jen Thompson of Marklund

June 20, 2017 | Jim Rubadue

Each year, we ask our customers to nominate their hard working, committed schedulers for OnShift's Scheduler of the Year Awards. Nominees should embody the mission of their respective organization...

Tech Adoption in Senior Care: Why People Are as Important as Product

June 2, 2017 | Jim Rubadue

Reduce overtime by up to 70%? Improve scheduling efficiencies by up to 75%? Fill call-offs and open shifts in minutes, instead of hours? Improve employee engagement? OnShift’s suite of products is...

Introducing the Dream Team – The 2017 OnShift Schedulers of the Year!

April 5, 2017 | Jim Rubadue

Nothing screams anticipation and excitement like March Madness. Personally, I can’t get enough of it! From the underdogs to the upsets, the road to the Final Four never disappoints.

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Reasons Why an Employee Calls Off

January 9, 2017 | Jim Rubadue

For better or worse, sick days are just a matter of doing business. In most cases of employees calling off, it’s because they’re sick—especially during flu season and during the winter months when...

Change Management: Tips For Rolling Out New Technology in Senior Care

October 24, 2016 | Jim Rubadue

Change is hard. We’ve all experienced the pain associated with change at some point. Perhaps it’s a new exercise program. For a couple of weeks, your body will protest the move from sedentary to...

Is Your Scheduler On Their Way Out the Door? 5 Tips to Make Them Stay

August 16, 2016 | Jim Rubadue

Senior care scheduling is no easy task. You may not realize it, but your scheduler wears many different hats within your organization. Schedulers often play therapist, doctor and mediator for your...

4 Steps to Eliminate Staffing Gap Risks in Senior Care

June 13, 2016 | Jim Rubadue

Staffing gaps are a real concern for senior care providers and can put your organization at risk—disputes over staffing levels can even lead to legal action. While senior care organizations strive to...