When discussing the workforce management software with healthcare organisations there is often the conception that workforce management including, digital rotas, leave management, expense management, and reports, is just for large organisations. But that simply isn’t correct, workforce management software can be used by organisations of any size, as long as they are keen on cutting down on administration and increasing revenue.

Today we’re going to dispel some workforce management misconceptions….

1. Workforce Management software is only used by big organisations

While it’s common for large healthcare organisations to see an immediate impact of implementing a workforce management platform small and medium businesses can also reap the benefits. If you are a small or medium-sized business the earlier you get a platform the easier it is to scale up. Other benefits include smaller businesses having the edge over their competition, for instance, if you are trying to attract bank staff then your company would stand out against a competitor that didn’t have a mobile app to manage applications and communications.

2. Implementing a workforce management platform isn’t worth the hassle

This statement is completely incorrect, we have a full onboarding process in place for new clients including online training for all users. Of course, you will have to invest a little bit of time into getting used to a workforce management platform, but our platform has been designed with ease in mind. A small investment of time could lead to saving up to 10 hours per week in admin time.

3. We manage our rota & leave on spreadsheets or paper and that works just fine

Spreadsheets and paper are familiar to a lot of healthcare workers and we hear the phrase ‘that’s how we’ve always done it’ far too often. Using paper processes to manage leave and rotas is outdated. Rotas can get messy and editing a paper rota is time-consuming, likewise managing leave requests via paper can lead to mistakes and at worst can lead to your pharmacy or care home being short-staffed. Not to mention the potential governance and compliance breaches.

Spreadsheets are not much better, they are reliant on input accuracy and prone to mistakes. By implementing a specific healthcare workforce management platform you can completely eradicate paper processes and increase staff enablement by allowing them to manage leave on a mobile app.

Don’t just take our word for it, we have been working with both pharmacy teams and care home teams of all sizes to innovate workforce management.

If you’d like more information you can download our Rota & Leave brochure below.

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