Discover how the strategic partnership between CIRCADIAN® and Shiftboard is reshaping fatigue management in 24/7 industries.
CIRCADIAN® and Shiftboard Announce Strategic Partnership to Tackle Fatigue in 24/7 Workforces
New Integrated Solution Combines Intelligent Workforce Scheduling with Biomathematical Fatigue Risk Model for Proactive Fatigue Risk Management
STONEHAM, MA – August 23, 2023 - CIRCADIAN®, the pioneer in the field of shiftwork and fatigue risk management consulting, and Shiftboard, a global leader in enterprise workforce scheduling, today announced a strategic partnership to address the pressing issue of fatigue in manufacturing, energy and other industries with extended-hours operations.
Fatigue is one of the most common sources of human impairment with the National Safety Council reporting that unmanaged fatigue results in an annual health-related productivity cost of $136 billion. Yet most operations don’t have an easy way to measure and track employee fatigue risk…until now.
The new partnership will provide a comprehensive fatigue management toolset, combining Shiftboard's intelligent scheduling capabilities with the Circadian Alertness Simulator (CAS), the longest operationally used biomathematical fatigue risk model with a 25+ year validated record of reducing errors, incidents, and injuries in a wide variety of industry applications. Together, customers can get an immediate risk management analysis dashboard for their workforce.
"Fatigue is a critical issue in industries with extended-hour operations," said Sterling Wilson, CEO of Shiftboard. "Our partnership with CIRCADIAN allows us to provide our customers with a comprehensive solution that not only optimizes their scheduling processes but also proactively manages fatigue risks. This is a significant step forward in our mission to improve workforce scheduling and employee wellbeing for mission-critical industries."
CIRCADIAN's CAS provides science-backed insights on worker fatigue levels, enabling organizations to make proactive schedule changes to protect employee well-being and reduce fatigue-related costs. When integrated with Shiftboard's scheduling software, supervisors gain real-time visibility into the potential risks of unforeseen schedule changes.
"Combining the power of Shiftboard's intelligent scheduling with our CAS fatigue risk model creates a powerful tool for organizations to leverage," said Dr. Martin Moore-Ede, CEO of CIRCADIAN."Together, we can provide the insights and solutions necessary to manage fatigue, improve safety, and enhance productivity in 24/7 workforces."
The partnership represents a significant advancement in fatigue management, providing a comprehensive solution that addresses the employee scheduling challenges and fatigue risks inherent in 24/7 operations.
CIRCADIAN® is the leading research and consulting firm in the field of shiftwork, shift scheduling and fatigue risk management. Working from offices in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, CIRCADIAN experts ensure that over half the Fortune 500, and other leading international companies, optimize employee performance and reduce the inherent risks and costs of running an extended-hours operation. CIRCADIAN’s core expertise is the staffing, scheduling, training, and risk management of our clients’ most vital asset: the 24/7 workforce. To learn more, please visit www.circadian.com.
Shiftboard is a leading provider of employee scheduling software for shift-based operations in mission-critical industries. Backed by Shiftboard’s tailor-fit solutions, organizations can build adaptive workforce operations that increase operational agility, optimize labor resources, and accommodate workers’ preferences, leading to improved efficiency and higher worker satisfaction and retention rates. To date, Shiftboard has supported over 630 million scheduled shifts for thousands of customers, including many Fortune 500 companies, providing the employment pipeline for $66 billion in wages earned. For more information, please visit Shiftboard.