Self-rostering and e-rostering: flexible ways to schedule shifts
Challenges, benefits and guidance for the implementation of alternative rostering methods
What is self-rostering and e-rostering?
Self-rostering allows staff to choose their own upcoming work schedules. Blank rosters are released and employees bid for the shifts they would like to work, says NHS Employers .
E-rostering is similar, using digital systems to allocate staff to shifts based on their preferences, as well as the needs of the ward, allowing managers to build rotas and allocate shifts quickly.
What are the benefits of self-rostering for nurses?
Self-rostering supports flexible working, which is appealing to many nurses. In an NHS Employers survey in 2020 , only 37% of nurses had access to flexible
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