Bryan Kessie, head of technical development at Skills for Justice, looks at the benefits of investing in the latest e-Rostering software.
More often than not, people I speak to within the justice sector say they are spending far too much time on administration and routine tasks. As we are all aware, time is crucial and when it comes to the management of staffing rotas – efficiency is key.
Managing staff skills across different locations to cover services 24hours a day, seven days a week can give anyone a headache without taking into account compliance with contractual and statutory regulations. Many organisations are adopting e-Rostering as the solution. However, organisations often find that they’re paying for software and functionality that they don’t need. This is why we have developed the Realtime Rostering solution.
What is Realtime Rostering?
Realtime Rostering is the new, updated version of our rostering system. It’s a comprehensive workforce management tool that allows teams to organise staff across all professions and departments from just one computer screen.
Initially created with the healthcare sector in mind, the system has been developed further for the justice sector. Our bespoke e-rostering solution provides an accurate and efficient alternative to sorting through mounds of paperwork while planning shifts. The tool can act as a hub for all your staff information, deployment and compliance checks – it also includes the option of integrating additional functionality from time and attendance through to agency staffing. Everything will be in one accessible place, making it easy to monitor your staff so risks like a potential shortfall on a shift can be rectified before they become an issue.
Is the new system easy to use?
We have over 10 years’ experience in rostering and we pride ourselves on understanding employers’ needs. We work alongside you and your staff to ensure the system is suitable for your organisation’s staffing priorities needs.
Is it simple to switch from a different system?
Realtime Rostering offers a seamless integration with existing programmes, so day-to-day tasks such as tracking HR data, managing payrolls, monitoring time and attendance can still take place.
What makes Realtime Rostering better than other systems?
Working alongside our partner’s Skills for Health, we are the sector skills experts within justice and now a leading provider of the e-rostering solution for the public sector throughout the UK. We make the transition to electronic rostering and seamless as possible. We spend time analysing your rostering needs and will configure your system to deliver maximum benefit. Here is where I believe the value lies; in the configuration of the system. The new system is built in a way that allows for an organisation to only use the software they want in order to meet their own goals and needs, saving time and budget.
Our implementation and support teams ensure that all your staff are confident in the use of the system, no rostering software is effective unless it is used every day and our implementation makes sure you get the best results from our system. Our dedicated UK based support helpdesk is staffed by experts and is available to anyone using our rostering solutions.
Most importantly, is it good value for money?
Aside from being quick, simple and easy to use, Realtime Rostering is also a cost effective solution to saving time and resources. We are confident in most cases that the system will provide a measurable saving in staff time to administer the system. However, it’s not just about the product itself, it’s the full service to accompany it that is the real investment.
Efficiency is key in the delivery of a modern rostering system – we believe our new updated rostering solution offers a real step forward in the use of technology to free up your valuable staff resources. We want to help you to make sure rostering your workforce is as effective as possible.