A nine-to-five isn’t the preferred working schedule for most employees. And that's OK.
With a rotating schedule is a shift pattern, employees change their working hours over a given period. For example, retail staff on a rotating shift pattern might work three day shifts followed by two night shifts and one day off. The schedule then repeats itself.
Research shows 2.5% of employees (an estimated 3.7 million people) across all sectors work rotating shifts. However, the retail industry trumps the average. Some 12% of retail or wholesale trade workers have rotating shifts, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute.
Like many other working patterns, rotating schedules have their pros and cons. To help you decide whether you should offer them to your retail staff, we’ll share the things you should consider before creating your own rotating shift pattern.
A rotating schedule is an employee shift pattern that changes over time.
They’re most often used in …