Workforce pools, priority of assignment, delegation and resilience

Workforce pools provide a useful grouping of a mixed workforce, that supports a priority based approach to solving rota requirements.

The pools are the basis of a logical approach to understanding your workforce based on the levels of trust, commitment and cost that exists within the relationship.

The workforce pools,

  • Partners
  • Employed staff (not a partner)
  • Staff bank
  • Staff bank flexible staff
  • Flexible staff
  • Network locums

By thinking in terms of these pools of staff, a hub rota manager can use the built-in rota features to control access to shifts and assignment, among the pools. This provides a basis for a bespoke approach to escalating requirements outward, into less trusted, potentially more expensive groups of staff, in a logical way that optimises the hubs ability to use trusted staff and save money.