I’m one of those people that need to be connected to work - always. But work continues even when I’m not in the office, which can make it difficult. That’s why having my phone within arm’s length is critical to getting my work done.
This was especially true last week while I was in Florida to present at four regional meetings for the Florida Health Care Association. What was I presenting, you ask? I provided a Payroll-Based Journal update and also discussed innovative strategies to attract and retain millennial talent. The sessions were full of great questions and providers shared tactics they implemented to help drive a culture of communication and support.
In fact, we even covered this very topic. I discussed how I was managing multiple projects remotely and we chatted about how mobile technology is making it easier for providers to complete tasks much more efficiently.
It just happened that OnShift also released its new mobile app for schedulers while I was there. I described its features to those in the room and they especially loved the idea of schedulers being able to fill call-offs on-the-go! With the app, schedulers can:
Remove and document called-off employees
Send open shift messages to available and qualified staff
Contact staff members directly using the app’s employee directory
They weren’t the only ones who liked the app, our customers do too. According to Ashley Daggett, Neighborhood Manager at St. John’s Senior Services, “The app works wonderfully! Soooo simple!”
Mobile connectivity and convenience has become an expectation for today’s workforce. Make sure when analyzing software solutions that it’s a deciding factor for your organization – your employees will appreciate it.
Mike Pumphrey is Vice President of Product Marketing at OnShift. His expertise in staffing and labor management strategies in long-term care and senior living is foundational to his role leading OnShift’s Product Marketing team. Mike works hand-in-hand with state and national associations, senior care providers, and with OnShift’s Customer Success and Product teams to create impactful best practices aimed to help solve the daily workforce challenges in senior care. Mike shares insights, research and recommendations to improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes through regular blog posts and conference speaking engagements.