Feature Spotlight: Enforce Rotations

By Matt Swanson, BS, MT(ASCP), CSSBB

October 14, 2019

You’re a lab manager or supervisor. You earned your degree, went through your internship, and got that memorable first job. Perhaps you worked through different jobs along the way. You know the Jaffe’ reaction, the ins and outs of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone system, and could still do a manual differential if you had to.

The problem is, college and training may have missed a few things:

Yes, we all had some “lab management” courses, but there’s only so much time. Experience and the college of hard knocks become our default instructors in some matters. Check to see if any of these sound familiar:

In the Laboratory, rotating benches or job assignments is not only a common solution for keeping staff current, but it’s also vital in assuring that your staff can respond to last-minute schedule changes or shifts in workload. You know the need for staff that can respond to last minute changes, but are sometimes stymied by trying to come up with a rotation system that is simple, fair, easy to administer, and doesn’t take all day to maintain.

The new “Enforce Rotations” feature within the StaffReady Scheduling module checks all the boxes:

Did we mention this new feature is included as part of your StaffReady subscription? The Enforce Rotations has been released as a new feature and is available to any of our Scheduling clients. Enforce Rotations is turned off by default, and can be turned on easily by the team here at StaffReady. Just contact your Customer Success Manager or reach out to us by:

If you’re interested in Enforce Rotations, and would like to see how it looks, take a look at our recent webinar on the feature.

If you’re already a StaffReady client, you can review our training document on this feature here. If you are not a client and would like additional information about StaffReady’s line of products, please contact us at info@staffready.com, or give us a call at 877-229-5230.

>>>>> For a brief webinar on this feature, click here. <<<<<

Matt Swanson, BS, MT(ASCP), CSSBB

Matt Swanson is the Technical Operations Manager at StaffReady. He came to StaffReady with 29 years of experience in the clinical laboratory, with roles varying from Bench Tech to Operations Management to Consultant to Business Intelligence Analyst.  He became a Certified Six-Sigma Black Belt in 2017. Find Matt on LinkedIn.