CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2014) - OnShift, the leader in web-based staff scheduling and labor management software for long-term care and senior living, today introduced its newest release featuring a configurable dashboard with an intuitive scheduling task list. This actionable "to-do" list prioritizes the most critical scheduling tasks for fast resolution, so schedulers can more easily meet organizational staffing goals and quickly move on to other daily responsibilities.

News Facts

  • The new OnShift release:
    • Identifies critical staffing issues in line with labor management best practices
    • Creates a "to-do" list for schedulers to focus on amid everyday interruptions
    • Prioritizes the most urgent scheduling tasks including fill-in and open shift resolution, overtime management, ACA work-hour thresholds, and time-off requests
    • Provides actionable capabilities for direct resolution from the task list
  • With the new release, users are alerted of the most pressing scheduling tasks for immediate resolution, helping providers to staff consistently and efficiently, while minimizing risk and controlling labor costs. 
  • The task list provides greater synergy in managing scheduling responsibilities among multiple people, which is especially useful in assisted living and other environments that do not typically have full-time scheduling roles. 
  • Long-term care and senior living communities must manage the effects of high employee turnover, which averages 45%1. With its focus on prioritization and simplification, the new task list helps prevent setbacks from scheduler absences or changes in role by facilitating a seamless transition of scheduling activities.
  • OnShift's new scheduling task list extends the foundational capabilities of OnShift that facilitate proper staffing by predicting and preventing issues before they occur, helping control labor costs and ensure quality care and services are delivered.

Supporting Quotes
"Giving schedulers a manageable list of their daily responsibilities at their fingertips will greatly benefit our organization," stated Jeff Glaze, SVP of Operations, American Baptist Homes of the West. "OnShift's new scheduling task list will help our schedulers concentrate on the most important tasks, which will not only save time but also help us staff consistently to deliver the high quality care our residents expect. We are excited about the new release from OnShift and look forward to how it will help us continue to meet our labor management goals."

"Schedulers have a lot of moving parts to balance each and every shift, like census fluctuations, PTO requests, employee call-offs, managing overtime, unexpected absences. It's not easy! OnShift's scheduling task list helps safeguard against important issues slipping through the cracks by alerting schedulers to the items that need immediate focus," stated Mark Woodka, CEO, OnShift. "OnShift's new features reinforce our goal to provide easy-to-use staff scheduling and labor management solutions that enable our customers to gain significant operational, clinical and financial improvements."

Additional Resources
OnShift Blog
OnShift Web Site

About OnShift, Inc.
Long-term care and senior living providers rely on OnShift staff scheduling and labor management software to control labor costs and increase efficiencies so nurses have more time for care. OnShift predicts and prevents overtime and understaffing while dramatically reducing time spent on scheduling and managing open shifts. Fully integrated with time-keeping, HR, clinical and payroll systems, OnShift provides a unified view into staffing levels and labor costs across buildings. Customers choose OnShift because it's the easiest-to-use scheduling solution with a tightly integrated communications platform, delivering fast ROI. For more information visit

1 2013 Quality Report, 2013, AHCA

Contact Information:

Marti Bowman
VP Marketing
OnShift, Inc.