Adjusting to Shiftwork
Shift schedules affect nearly every aspect of an employee's work and family life. Moreover, without proper training employees often find it hard to adapt to working non-traditional hours.
Therefore, it is important to provide information to employees on how to adapt to a shiftwork schedule so that they can try to minimize the day-to-day difficulties associated with shiftwork lifestyles. After all, not every schedule is the same, so you can’t expect your employees to successfully adapt to a new schedule by simply using the same approach as the previous schedule.
How CIRCADIAN can help you:
CIRCADIAN provides you with the critical information you need to help your shiftwork operations achieve world-class performance. We also give you practical advice shiftworkers and their families need to cope with night work and extended hours.
- Training: 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.
- Employee Publications. 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 be better and more productive.
- Shift Schedule Optimization. By working with employees, unions, and management, CIRCADIAN develops schedule options that meet the business needs, satisfy worker preferences, and are compatible with human physiology to promote health, safety, and alertness.