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Contingent Labor Management Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

Utilizing contingent labor effectively is often challenging – whether it’s the need passing by the time you are able to source additional help, or over/under staffing that results in higher costs or gaps in coverage. Shiftboard scheduling software helps you fully leverage contingent labor, including float pools or staffing agencies, to respond to surges in demand and complement your existing employee workforce capacity.

  • Visibility into resource gaps by role, location, skillset needed and more.
  • Confidence that you have exhausted all options to utilize your current staff before seeking costly contingent labor alternatives.
  • Automate the sharing of open shifts with strategic sourcing partners, cutting down on the time and resources to coordinate with staffing agencies.
  • Communicate the open shifts with your own float pool of contingent workers to either avoid or complement staffing agency resources.
  • Tracking shifts that are being filled by contingent workers so front-line managers can plan accordingly and maximize productivity.

Why Is Contingent Labor Management So Challenging?

Complex Scheduling

Involves complex scheduling considerations


Requires high-volume communication


Hard to find resources due to high turnover

Ensure Labor Compliance

Comply to varying regulations for contingency staffing

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How Shiftboard Helps with Leveraging Contingent Labor

Whether you tap contingent labor seasonally or every week, Shiftboard will connect you with information needed to make good contingent labor decisions leading to more efficient operations, higher shift coverage and significant cost savings.


Organize Your Workforce

A central database of your entire workforce, including both permanent and contingent workers, provides a holistic view of labor resources, qualifications, and availability. You can organize your workforce by teams to share resources and make scheduling easy.


Increase Scheduling Efficiency

Auto-assignment, self-serve scheduling tools, and built-in credential and compliance tracking dramatically ease administrative burdens. With automation, managers can create accurate, compliant schedules schedules using full-time and contingent workforces, in a fraction of the time it takes to complete the process manually.


Communicate in Real-Time with Labor Pool

Avoid last-minute scrambles by keeping contingent workers up-to-date about real-time changes. Ensure your workers get the information they need to do their jobs well with notifications via email, text, or phone, distributed company-wide; by team, location, or individual.


Enable Flexibility for Contingent Workers

Contingent workers seek flexible scheduling options, so give them what they need without compromising operational goals and controls. With self-service tools, workers can access their work schedule anytime, pick up available shifts, set schedule preferences, and more.


Gain Operational Insights

Gain real-time access to the data you need to make informed decisions. Improve budgets, labor planning, and cost control with a wide selection of reports and data export options such as shift data reports, timekeeping reports, or financial reports.

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