8 11, 2019

The Importance of Improving Staff Engagement

By | 2019-11-08T17:57:22+00:00 November 8th, 2019|Product Features|0 Comments

Even though it is an improvement over prior years, Gallup Reports that only 33% of employees feel engaged at work. Such a low rate of engagement has a significant to the quality of business operations, and this is especially so in Healthcare where patient well-being is at stake. What can systems do to help C-Level executives CREATE high engagement at their own organizations? Managers need to ensure the following. A well-designed staff allocation system will greatly assist managers ensure: Employees understand what is expected of them. Employees feel a sense of dignity in their day to day work – that employees are being used for that which they were trained and credentialed Employees are respected for the needs of their life outside the workplace A critical building block in creating this type of office culture when working with a shift-oriented workforce is efficient schedules that are communicated in an interactive fashion – staff feel that [...]

14 05, 2019

Is “slightly satisfied” living your best life?

By | 2019-05-14T10:21:59+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Product Features|0 Comments

Let us guarantee you that your 2020 Nurses Week is a much happier one! Care Systems recently compiled its data from surveys we did at the 2019 American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) conference, and we found a high proportion of managers not happy with their automated staff scheduling systems- our pressing question is “Why are you settling for “slightly satisfied” or any level worse than that? Only 30% of users of other systems were “Very Satisfied.” At Care Systems, we believe that you should be 100% satisfied with your staff scheduler. After all, as a nurse, you would not settle for only 30% of your patients being satisfied with your work? Many staff scheduling systems seem to be unusable or not easy to use for basic scheduling functions! Preparing an initial schedule (49% dissatisfied) and staff swapping (52% dissatisfied) ranked among the highest pain points – however, these are points (along with making schedule [...]

17 03, 2019

Meet Pauric Buggy!

By | 2019-03-19T06:25:14+00:00 March 17th, 2019|Product Features|0 Comments

Pauric’s responsibilities as a Project Manager and Senior Sales Engineer at Care Systems encompass project management, proposal development, and if that isn’t enough, his is often the friendly face delivering CareWare demonstrations to prospective clients. “I love meeting with existing and prospective clients to discuss how we can solve their problems. Talking about their issues and pain points and seeing how their eyes light up when they see something that will improve their day - that is the best!” What brought you to Care Systems? I was drawn by the opportunity to develop a small business with a great product. The multi-faceted nature of the role was also a great opportunity for me to, not only to broaden my experience, but also to use the complete range of skills and expertise I have developed over the years How would your boss and co-workers describe you? Depending on the day or occasion, it could be many [...]

12 03, 2019

You Deserve A Contractually Guaranteed Payback Period from A Nurse Scheduler

By | 2019-03-14T08:01:35+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Product Features|0 Comments

Has any vendor you know of offered this to a Hospital? Care Systems does! With our REIMAGINED nurse scheduler The Payback Period is the time it takes for your hospital to generate savings equal to the money spent to purchase their nurse scheduling system. As a boutique company, Care Systems’ precision staffing maximizes your savings, making it possible to guarantee by contract a Payback Period, in most cases, of 12 months. Techniques that allow Care Systems to make this Guarantee JIT Staffing Firms like Walmart and 7-11 revolutionized the retail market with Just in Time (JIT) inventory methods, and now, Care Systems has introduced JIT and lean staffing to nurse scheduling. At Care Systems, we have reimagined staff scheduling to empower nurse managers to create the initial scheduler rapidly conforming to all policies and constraints, instantly and optimally fill last minute open shifts using a variety of scheduling methods. JIT staffing methods give nurse mangers [...]

26 01, 2018

CareTime: Automated Time & Attendance Fully Integrated with Scheduling

By | 2018-01-26T17:11:42+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Product Features|0 Comments

CareTime, Care Systems’ Time & Attendance module simplifies the process of recording and reconciling work hours, as well as dispatching those hours to payroll. Unlike other T&A systems, ours is combined with CareStaffer, our scheduling module, to create one system that is comprehensive, flexible, and very easy to use, creating an extremely valuable solution that is primed to address overtime control. Some of the key feature of CareTime are: Multiple methods of time entry - CareTime allows for time entry through a variety of ways: time clock devices (multi-method: RFID, biometric by fingerprint or facial recognition, PIN, etc.), mobile phones with geo-fencing, workstations at the work site, and any web browser user interface. CareTime can be configured to require multi-method authentication if that is your preference. It also allows for entry of time for either full time reporting and exception or time card entry based reporting by exempt staff and accommodates an unlimited variation of [...]

9 11, 2017

CareStaffer: Make Complex Scheduling Easy

By | 2018-11-07T13:47:53+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Product Features|0 Comments

Care Systems’ scheduling and comprehensive time recording/reconciliation modules are seamlessly joined as one system, allowing time records to be compared to schedules. CareStaffer, the scheduling module, has four different methods of scheduling, each with different advantages System Aided Scheduling: The simplest of all our methods, this allows a manager to use a tool tip to assign any shift once or multiple times to any employee with a simple click. All organization rules, OT, credentials or staffing needs are enforced, and the manager is alerted if they are violated. Shift Templates: This commonly used method allows a sequence of shifts to be repeated every week, every two weeks or any other interval, into the future until changed, for each employee. Self-Scheduling: Our staff empowering self-scheduling has been refined using customer feedback since we initiated it 13 years ago.  Managers open up a scheduling period to staff, and employees choose the shifts they desire. Like in system [...]