A healthy relationship between staff members and their manager can positively impact turnover rates, vacancy rates, percentage of sick calls, quality of work and staff satisfaction scores.
With so much at stake, it is critical that healthcare leaders make it a priority to foster strong relationships with their employees. That can be daunting for busy leaders who already feel like they don’t have enough time to cover their duties and focus on quality of care.
However, improving your relationship with your staff might be simpler than you think. In fact, here are ways that a scheduling application can support healthy staff-manager relationships.
Encouraging respectful communication
Eliminating all those phone calls asking staff to work saves time and honors employees’ personal lives. With the right scheduling application, you can notify staff of an open shift with a single tap, and they can just as easily respond if they are available to work.
Staying connected on the go
You no longer need to be at home or near a computer to know what’s going on. With healthcare scheduling applications, you and employees can see up-to-date schedules, receive notifications of open shifts, swap shifts or read announcements – on your mobile device from anywhere.
When you and your employees have full visibility into your staffing needs, employees are empowered to engage in the scheduling process. Staff members are more likely to fill open shifts when they can easily see what is needed and then volunteer without dealing with a bunch of red tape. That saves you so much time.
Enabling staff to swap shifts with other qualified staff allows them to self-manage life situations or changes that come up. They don’t have to explain their circumstances to their managers, who simply review and approve shift swap requests as they appear. That offers employees some control over their shifts, which can improve job satisfaction.
Enabling managers to focus on what’s important
Simplifying scheduling and getting staff more involved frees your time to support staff and build a positive culture. It also allows you to spend more time with patients and ensure an overall high quality of care.
It’s easier than you think to adopt cloud-based scheduling. In fact, many solutions don’t require any IT help, and all maintenance and upgrades are taken care of for you. Plus, all that can be bundled into simple monthly pricing that is very affordable and has no hidden costs or surprises.
If you are ready to support a healthier work environment, take advantage of next-generation scheduling solutions. Learn more now.
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