The modification of a shift roster is a process that usually takes around 4 months to complete. So Déhora sat down with employees in the Rijn and Lek water district to draw up a new roster for the crews of the vessels sailing on the Rijn and Lek rivers in only 4 weeks time.
A collective labour agreement is often a very rigid set of rules that makes flexible shift planning difficult. As described in this best practice case, Déhora can help companies with the formulation of rules for work times and break times and during collective labour agreement negotiations.
Roto Smeets wanted the managers throughout the organisation, to learn how to optimise the shift roster design and still be in compliance with the rules and regulations under the law and the collective labour agreement. Roto Smeets therefore asked Déhora to facilitate a workshop.
The demand for improved efficiency and the tightening up of the audits carried out by the SZW Inspectorate (formally the Labour Inspectorate) means planners also have to be better qualified. So SUCCES knew it had to improve its planning so it asked Déhora for help.
Obviously you need to have a good work roster. But how do you know how good it really is? A good planner not only has to design good shift rosters, but also understand how to use them strategically.
Balancing the workload and the preferences of employees is a difficult task for any workforce planner. In addition at NedTrain, there were also considerable peaks and troughs in the workload. NedTrain wanted to achieve a better alignment between the staffing level and the actual workload so that is why they introduced self-rostering.