In the IDD space, one of the most important aspects of a successful business is proper employee scheduling. Oftentimes agencies need employees 24/7 365 days a year to provide the best possible service to their clients. Having an employee scheduling solution will make things not only easier for the residence and the agency, but it will be easier on employees as well. In this blog we will go over why having a scheduling software such as what Vertex offers, and how it can transform employee morale and allow for greater flexibility all around.
Why Your IDD Agency Software Needs A Scheduling Software
The people you serve deserve the best level of care you can provide. This involves the active participation of your staff and in many cases, you can be working with a limited number of team members. Of course, you’ll need to know that all shifts are covered and your staff needs to know when and often, where, they are scheduled to work. In addition, your employees may need to take time off and need a way to schedule this with your administrative team. Shifts that are normally covered need to be taken care of, with as little disruption to service, as possible.
Your IDD agency offers a wide variety of services, some of which are 24 hours a day. Your team is composed of some very hard workers, yet when life happens, they’ll need to take some time away. While it’s comforting to know that Sue works with Day Services Monday – Friday from 8:00AM – 3:00PM, what happens when Sue goes on vacation or perhaps calls in sick?
Covering all shifts at a 24-hour care facility with limited staff can be nerve-wracking. Further, keeping track of who is scheduled to work can be a daunting task as well – especially when only keeping track of this on a physical whiteboard or spreadsheet. This is where Vertex’s scheduling software Time Simplicity comes into play. Offering IDD agencies the ability to easily schedule their staff, plan for vacations and time-off, and schedule around time off requests, Time Simplicity is the solution your IDD agency needs to ensure that all bases are covered.
How Vertex is Simplifying Employee Scheduling with Time Simplicity
Time Simplicity works like you do. You have locations, services, shifts, staff, and you must juggle these to come up with a schedule. The best part about Time Simplicity is that it does all this for you. Once you create shifts and determine who has the skill set to work this shift, Time Simplicity matches the available employees to open shifts. To put it simply, Time Simplicity is intelligent enough to know who is going to be out and schedules around time-off requests.
Time Simplicity works in tandem with Vertex’s TimeWork Plus, a staff-time collecting tool. Now, IDD agencies can free up the time management spends creating and maintaining schedules. In addition, Staff are notified of open shifts and can accept available work from any device.
The Best Scheduling Software for IDD Agencies
IDD agencies have a lot on their plates. Between providing the best possible care experiences for their clients and ensuring that their employees are able to work flexibly, there’s not always a lot of time for anything else. That’s where Vertex comes in. Our Time Simplicity and TimeWork Plus scheduling tools allow agencies to keep running smoothly, while providing employees the flexibility they need to continue to do what they do best.
If you’re looking for a scheduling tool that does all the thinking and managing for you, get in touch with our experts at Vertex today.