ShiftShaper: Skill Management in the New Millennium
More Than Scheduling, It’s Smart Labour Deployment
(SSN) - Intelligent managers of a company’s workforce know that their employees are more than just a pool of warm bodies to be dealt with like playing cards. These insightful leaders are deeply aware that staff members are all individuals; each with a unique skillset and suite of personal needs, limitations and situations which must be factored in when allocating labour to a task. The challenge then becomes, for astute HR directors, matching tasks with employees who are:
- certified to complete the task
- available for the task and not already with another project or on days off
- acceptable to union regulations and policies for their workers
The Consequences of Ad Hoc Worker Allocation
When you multiply the number of workers you have by all their individual skill sets, job descriptions and availability issues, juggling all those balls you need to have in the air at once can become overwhelming. Assigning staff to tasks they are unfit for can lead to many unfortunate outcomes including:
- delays in task completion
- liability risk exposure
- safety infractions committed by untrained or under-qualified staff
- morale problems due to over-work, under-utilization or mismatched skillsets
All of which will negatively affect task completion and your company’s profit picture.
A Difficult Dilemma With A Surprisingly Simple Solution
Since scheduling staff using a spreadsheet and a pencil is so last century, Industrial NetMedia has created a program to help you allocate task-relevant staff easily, efficiently and effectively; all with an uncomplicated click of a mouse. Using INM’s unique ShiftShaper technology, HR managers can instantly deploy the right resources to every function performed by the company using team members that are best suited for it, while factoring in the workers’ availability. The program’s complex algorithms are designed to match skills, proficiencies, certifications and availability of an employee with appropriate tasks to maximize each individual’s specific assets.
How ShiftShaper Can Make any HR Manager’s Job More Manageable
Let’s say you’re the Human Resources person for a medium-sized company that has 100 employees on the payroll. Each individual that your department is responsible for has a profile on the system that catalogues all the aspects of your workers which are applicable to the business. These aspects include their training history, their unique proficiencies and their current work schedule.
One day a worker calls in sick. This employee is only one of a few on staff that have the certification which would allow them to do work fifty feet up. Unfortunately, the boss’ kite got caught by a Kite Eating Tree and he is demanding someone rescue it. With a mere press of a button in the ShiftShaper program, HR directors can instantantly identify every employee that would be fit for the rescue attempt. The skill sorter feature within the program knows who has overhead certification, as well as what tasks the company's Certified Kite Retrievers are currently assigned to. The program also charts where all possible kite catchers are working that day; whether they are on a jobsite, off to the dentist or on holidays. Click. Boom. The best-suited employee is immediately identified, the kite is saved and you get to tell the boss he can go fly a kite once more.
ShiftShaper – Intelligent Technology for Today's HR Team
Call Industrial NetMedia today to make a date for the complete ShiftShaper tour, Let us show you all the advantages the program can provide to your HR personnel.