BEYOND YOUR TYPICAL SCHEDULING

November 19, 2019

Having worked all over the country with workers from all walks of life, I can attest to the fact that not everyone – a large part of the American population – do not view the trappings of high-income, high-rent areas as amenities. And on top of that,...

November 13, 2019

Employees in the small town of Warroad, Minnesota were working six days a week, alternating every two weeks from days to nights. With very little predictable time off, employees were exhausted and morale was low. Because Marvin Windows was one of the...

November 1, 2019

It’s been a number of years since I left submarine duty. What a lot of people may not realize is that every ship in the Navy, including submarines, are fully staffed by shift workers. Daylight Savings Time as a shift worker can be another day of gett...

September 12, 2019

With a traditional eight hour workday, employees typically get 13 weekends off per year. But Coleman Consulting Group has overhauled schedules to such a degree that California employees are able to get up to 26 weekends off, the equivalent to 3 month...

January 23, 2019

First, their organization, just like most across the country, is experiencing a retention problem. Second, the practice of ghosting (an employee just doesn’t show up for work and doesn’t let you know they no longer desire employment) has become rampa...

January 8, 2019

I’ve been designing and implementing shift schedules for over 20 years. I get excited every time I have the opportunity to design something from scratch for a place that hasn’t even hired its first employee. In 2014, leading ceramic tile manufacturer...

December 24, 2018

Every holiday season I see people villainize retailers, manufacturers, and many businesses for their holiday work practices. “They should let their employees enjoy time at home during the holidays!” That is generally the message people convey. I don’...

November 22, 2018

I have really had to learn to bring balance to my life. I admit that not so long ago I was a workaholic. I still am to some extent, but I have done a much better job of finding ways to step away and shut down work – especially when there is fun to be...

November 1, 2018

Do you know if your company is in compliance with the provisions FLSA? In the last two years, 100 percent of the clients we have consulted are at risk of back pay – and they had no idea. In some cases up to millions of dollars.

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