Shift-working hours and rotation: 2012 XpertHR survey
Author: Monica Bloomfield
Shift-working arrangements can be complex, involving various start and finish times, and shift rotations, but they continue to be used by companies to meet business needs and to match staffing with variable demand for goods and services.
Putting in a shift
Shift arrangements are still most widespread in the manufacturing-and-production sector, where more than half of the manufacturing companies surveyed for this XpertHR research employ more than 50% of their staff in shifts.