Infor has enhanced its healthcare employee-management platform with new features that are designed to help hospital HR professionals better schedule, place and retain nursing staff.
The cloud-based platform – called CloudSuite Healthcare – has an upgraded payroll program that supports a shift scheduling program, a new feature that helps place new nurses in the right jobs and a tool to help health organizations identify key staffers who might be looking to leave.
Scheduling nurses’ shifts and paying them can be challenging due to overtime payment and union requirements. The scheduling tool can be used to plan shifts for various units based on each nurse's expertise and work requirement. “There are complex pay rules [for nurses] to deal with [including] extra pay if you work certain shifts and then there's the fact that in healthcare, nurses sometimes work more than one job” in a hospital or facility, says Weber. “You might be a full-time nurse in one unit or work [as a visiting nurse] part-time in somebody's house or a couple of other places. It's not just like clerks in a retail store where you just show up for your shift.”
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