In today’s global economy, the importance of workforce training has never been greater. Not only do 24/7 employees require the normal training on job skills, but they also require training in how to manage the special personal challenges of the shiftwork lifestyle. Unfortunately, most shiftworkers do not know how to adjust their lifestyle to minimize the negative effects of working around the clock. As a result, their job performance, safety, health and family life suffer, and your profits and productivity fall.
However, by providing training on how to manage a shiftwork lifestyle, you can address these issues, and enhance employee relations as well since you are sending a clear message to the employees that you care about their safety, well being, and quality of life. In fact, research shows that turnover and absenteeism rates are higher in facilities that do not provide shiftwork lifestyle training.
How CIRCADIAN can help you:
- Managing a Shiftwork Lifestyle. This on-site training program provides critical information to help employees deal with the challenges of working shiftwork, especially the night shift. Training includes information on fatigue, alertness, sleep, nutrition, health, family/social life and more.
- Train the Trainer. Providing the greater flexibility and long–term benefits, CIRCADIAN can also train your in-house trainers so that they can provide the Managing a Shiftwork Lifestyle to your workforce themselves.
- Publications for shiftworkers and their managers. For your managers and employees to perform their best, they must have the right information at their fingertips. Whether a monthly newsletter for shiftworkers or a management report on best practices, educating your people will allow them to perform better and be more productive.
Shiftwork training poses a number of challenges, including the fact that often in-house trainers do not have the necessary background (knowledge on circadian rhythms, sleep and fatigue, etc) to put together a program for managing a shiftwork lifestyle. Moreover, many human resource or training departments are stretched thin to begin with, so it is difficult to keep up with the demands of additional training. Finally, many managers still do not fully realize all challenges that shiftworkers face, and this is reflected in the numerous policies and procedures that actually make these challenges more difficult. Circadian would be happy to help you meet your training objectives.