BEYOND YOUR TYPICAL SCHEDULING

October 16, 2019

When a team member leaves, they take not only their labor skills but also a piece of the company culture away with them. There is a very real and tangible cost of replacing an hourly employee, which can range from $8,000 upwards to $25,000 depending...

August 13, 2019

When my daughter Victoria graduated from college two years ago, we were able to spend three days together on the Camino de Santiago. “The Camino” is one of the oldest pilgrimages in the Western World, with roots stretching back to the early middle ag...

March 7, 2019

There has been a lot of press lately about Industry 4.0. According to the experts, we are in the midst of the next wave of the industrial revolution, where automation and data exchange are bringing an even more connected factory closer to its supplie...

February 21, 2019

Now more than ever, there needs to be an emphasis on flexibility for working parents. Not only are they a larger share of today’s workforce, they also demand more from employers. Decades ago, for at least one spouse, working long hours away from fami...

December 5, 2018

We often say at Coleman Consulting Group that a schedule is not about your day on and day off pattern or your shift length. Schedules are about understanding the impact of the entire system on process and people.

November 21, 2018

The "Three Circles" represent the three key elements required to design the best schedule successfully. These elements also reflect Coleman Consulting Groups definition of a schedule:

Business Needs - "a system for deploying capital and personnel."

Emp...

October 25, 2018

At Coleman Consulting Group, we have surveyed thousands of employees across the country and around the world. The health and safety portion of the survey asks about sleep and fatigue relative to employee schedules. Our senior partner Frank Pereira ta...

September 10, 2018

This week I visited with managers from one of our multi-site customers.  Spread across North America, this organization provides services from over twenty locations in three countries. Staffed to cover many non-standard hours, turnover had been a gro...

August 21, 2018

Now that the summer is nearly over, many parents are getting ready for school.  For many people, this tends to be a high demand period where we "bend" our schedules to make sure we are there at the right times for drop off, pickup, and to support all...

July 28, 2018

Our bodies body’s Circadian Rhythm, or biological clock, is controlled by a bundle of cells (the hypothalamus) atop the bridge of the nose in your head.  It tells a person when to wake up, when to go to sleep, and when to use the bathroom among other...

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