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The Old Vicarage
Station Road, Rolleston
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Operational Research

You can always be more efficient

Operational Research is all about using analysis to improve decision making. Dr Angela Moore uses mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, optimisation, sequencing and scheduling techniques to create simple heuristics you can employ to run your operation more efficiently.

Staffing Calculation

In the news last week the Home Office advertised for 800 new jobs in the border force. Now this was later claimed to be administrative error, BUT the real question is 

How Many Staff Do They Need?

Well it all comes down to the workload. Once you have that you can easily calculate how many staff you really should hire, fire or retrain.

Our new ebook now out, tells you exactly how to calculate how many staff you will need for whatever operation you are operating. 

Our book takes you through the decision options then gives detailed examples for you to follow. So that you can quickly calculate the number of staff you require in the right skill sets.

No longer will it be a case of we need "800 staff". I mean 800 staff is a very suspicious number. It's obviously just a guess and what use is that? You will be either overstaffed in which case it's costing you money or understaffed in which case why hire 800 when you could hire the correct number? 

Hiring the correct number is the most efficient and cost effective option. Understaffing means covering with overtime or running short on shifts. Both options are expensive both in terms of money but also managers' time, not to mention being inefficient. Overstaffing means that you have extra people on duty when they don't need to be there. When this happens it will cost money to employ the extra person but also it will slow down the whole operation as managers feel that the extra person should be doing something so alters the whole operation to accommodate them. 

Calculating the number of staff you need is the most important tool to ensure that your shift pattern runs smoothly. Knowing the number of staff is the driving force behind all your shift pattern decisions.