Core Practice Partners Creates Employee Schedules That Improve Morale and Save Money - It is Possible
With more companies forced to work weekends to improve capital utilization and reduce fixed costs per unit, employee morale is tanking across the country. Most firms have taken their widely accepted 8-hour, Monday – Friday schedules and adapted them to weekend work. There is a better way.
To counteract this trend, Core Practice Partners is working directly with employees and management teams to create better solutions. A recent implementation at a Fortune 500 company's manufacturing operations yielded schedules that gave the employees an extra 13 weeks off a year, half their weekends off (doubled from 25%), and they never worked more than 4 shifts in a row. The employee morale has gone through the roof. Three months after implementation 82% of the workforce said they are either satisfied or strongly satisfied with the new schedule compared to 27% before implementation.
How are these types of results possible? The Core Practice Partners methodology includes working directly with management and employees. First, business requirements are understood and a variety of strategies are formulated to maximize results. Next, employees are asked approximately 75 questions about their likes and dislikes to narrow the field of options. Senior Partner Ethan Franklin stated, "By using real business data along with accurate employee feedback we can create schedules that truly serve both parts of the organization".
According to John Frehse, Chief Strategist and Senior Partner, "Our extensive employee survey benchmarks enhance the experience by normalizing employee feedback and comparing it to similar industries and demographics. We can identify data points outside of normal ranges and head off employee morale issues before they happen and turnaround issues that are happening now."
About Core Practice Partners: Core Practice Partners, based in Chicago IL with offices in New York, South Carolina, and California, is the leading consulting firm internationally in Labor Management for companies that don’t work traditional 9 to 5 schedules - in other words, shift workers. Methodology includes analyzing low cost shift work scheduling options, improving employee morale, and using labor strategies to minimize costs in seasonal work environments. For more information contact Susan Satterfield at 212-534-0539 or 866-663-7056.