Online Staff Scheduling Software From ShiftHound Reduces Overtime Costs for San Diego Center For Children
05/21/2009

San Diego-based ShiftHound, Inc., (http://www.shifthound.com) the leading Software-as-a-Service provider of Staff Scheduling Software, has successfully implemented its web-based service at the San Diego Center For Children (SDCC) in San Diego, CA. ShiftHound is providing Open Shift Management (OSM) and Core Scheduling functionality to SDCC in order to optimize the operational management of their workforce, empower employees and managers, and significantly reduce labor costs.

Online PR News – 21-May-2009 – – San Diego, Calif. May 20, 2009 – San Diego-based ShiftHound, Inc., (http://www.shifthound.com) the leading Software-as-a-Service provider of Staff Scheduling Software, has successfully implemented its web-based service at the San Diego Center For Children (SDCC) in San Diego, CA. ShiftHound is providing Open Shift Management (OSM) and Core Scheduling functionality to SDCC in order to optimize the operational management of their workforce, empower employees and managers, and significantly reduce labor costs.

SDCC Multidisciplinary Treatment Teams, from therapists and nurses to nutritionists and counselors, work in concert every day with children, adolescents, and families to provide the highest degree of coordination, guidance and quality of care.
SDCC has rolled out ShiftHound functionality to these teams, including manager and staff online visibility of scheduled and open shifts, point and click scheduling, PTO and shift swapping workflows, collaborative open shift management, as well as real-time calculation of labor costs and overtime – all through one browser screen. Important broadcasts and scheduling changes are automatically sent via e-mail and cell phone text messages to staff, eliminating manager time spent calling employees, as well as increasing accountability across the organization.

“We have implemented ShiftHound quickly and easily and it is already impacting our bottom line by reducing over-time,” stated Dave McCaslin, CEO of SDCC. “San Diego Center for Children has over 300 employees caring for children with behavioral, emotional and mental problems. Use of the web-based application has strengthened the utilization of our internal workforce, improved scheduling visibility, communication and staff satisfaction, and significantly reduced our overtime costs. It is a very powerful tool.”

SDCC is the first in San Diego to implement the program, and in its first quarter of use has already significantly reduced overtime costs. The solution provides round-the-clock access to open shift management and scheduling for both managers and employees. “ShiftHound has helped ensure the highest continuity of care for SDCC’s patients in a cost efficient way,” stated Ian Chaplin, Founder of ShiftHound. “We are very pleased to help our customers create work environments that improve staff satisfaction, reduce labor costs, and improve quality in care delivery.”

About San Diego Center For Children

The mission of SDCC is to promote the well being of children, youth, families, and communities by providing an array of proven and effective mental health, educational, and social services. 
Founded in 1887, SDCC is San Diego’s oldest accredited non-profit organization. Today, SDCC has become a leader in providing mental health services to children and families within our community. SDCC offers a variety of programs for children facing behavioral, emotional, social, and educational challenges.

SDCC programs support Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and re-establish the learning process while meeting the specific mental health needs of the children and adolescents they serve.

About ShiftHound

ShiftHound is a (Software-as-a-Service) company that uses Web 2.0 technology to deliver integrated, customizable web based Workforce Management (WFM) solutions, such as scheduling and open shift management/optimization, that enable small and medium sized customers to leverage the features and functions of applications usually reserved for Fortune 500 companies, without the significant financial investment.

ShiftHound is 100-percent dedicated to the success of its customers and commitment to continually improving their technology. ShiftHound is committed to providing feature-rich top-quality workforce management services at very competitive rates and prides itself for being extremely responsive and available to their customers.

For more information, please visit http://www.shifthound.com or contact Sales at 1.888.SHIFTRX (744.3879) or sales@shifthound.com