Adopting a work schedule that includes several shifts may better
meet a company’s business needs than the traditional 8-hour workday, including
decreasing costs, increasing production, improving safety, providing customer
service on a 24-hour basis, and a more efficient use of skilled personnel.
The most common shift schedule divides the day into three relatively equal
8-hour shifts, although there are many variations on this schedule. Consideration
must be given to employees who will be required to work on a second or third
shift schedule. Typically, employers offer employees who work the later shifts
a shift differential as an incentive.
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