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Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder


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Rotageek WFM software and Locum's Nest staff bank solution integrate

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on 21-May-2020 08:00:00

Rotageek's partnership with bank staff platform hopes to accelerate the digitisation of NHS workforce management

Today, two leading technology companies have announced a new partnership designed to improve staffing across the whole of the NHS.

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Rotageek's scheduling software secures £6m Series B investment

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on 11-May-2020 16:38:14

Rotageek’s workforce management software attracts £6m new investment

The funding round will be used for further expansion into the global workforce management market valued at over £3bn.

Free trials of its proprietary solutions are being offered to the NHS to assist in supporting medical teams which are facing exceptionally complex scheduling.

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Free rides for our #NHSheroes during COVID-19

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on 08-Apr-2020 14:58:40

It’s during difficult times that solidarity becomes even more vital. 

 
From fashion and beauty conglomerates producing masks and hand sanitiser to gym studios running free online classes , small tech companies offering their services at no cost, retired doctors and nurses going to work and individuals helping their older neighbours do their grocery shopping – everyone is trying to help as much as they can.
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Geek Speak: COVID-19: we are in this together

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on 25-Mar-2020 15:20:35

COVID-19: we are in this together

 

We are certainly in unprecedented times, and while we have all had to make adjustments to the way we live our daily lives; staying indoors more often, working remotely from the comfort of our dining tables, sofas or sheds (like me) and practising social distancing, there are still countless critical employees in the retail and healthcare industries that are tirelessly working in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Rotageek was born out of the NHS and my old A&E department back in 2006, when I was searching for better ways to make, manage and communicate rotas to team members and while we have grown over the last decade into the retail, hospitality and leisure industries, we feel our solution is vital to the healthcare industry now, more than ever. As we have been thinking about how Rotageek can offer help and support to these teams in such uncertain times; as the situation changes by the hour and as patient numbers only increase, we can see how what we do day in day out here will help to streamline processes and communication flows in teams in peak demand.

How can Rotageek help? For those teams and companies affected by COVID-19, we’re offering access to our Digital Scheduling Solution at no cost, no obligation, and no strings attached for the duration of the crisis. We have a team of passionate & smart people based around the 🌏 who spend their days thinking about scheduling and we genuinely want to help.

Currently, we are hearing from medical rota managers that they are overwhelmed with co-ordinating entirely new rotas, adding additional staff whose availability is rapidly changing and trying to keep shifts filled in the face of overwhelming demand. We can take some of this workload!

How we can help you:

  • Changes to schedules are immediately published to all affected team members when approved on schedule by the manager.
  • Staff can drop shifts to broadcast them to other available team members to pick up if possible.
  • Rota Managers can broadcast available shifts & the mobile app notifies available employees.
  • As many separate rotas as you like (e.g. for segmented groups or different skill areas).
  • Simple transfer team members between locations.
  • Set up validations on assigning team members to the wrong location for their current status.
  • Staff can easily be added or transferred between & even can work in multiple locations in a day or week.
  • Patterns and copy-shift features can be used to populate schedules for new wards quickly and easily.

We have a simple & hands-on approach to onboarding and will need minimal input from you and your team. We will have you up and running within 24 hours and be on hand for support 7 days a week.

If you'd like to know more, please do contact us immediately. If you know someone who is working extremely hard at the moment and could use some help then please do share this message! 👍

Get in touch now

Stay safe! 🚀 

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Flexibility vs. Stability - here's why schedules need to cater to both

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on 21-Feb-2019 10:44:09

Flexible working* is trendy. There are countless articles telling employers that, if they want to attract millennials, they need to offer them flexibility. The reality is more nuanced. Stability is just as important for some members of staff.

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3 ways Rotageek can help you engage and motivate your shop-floor teams

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on 21-Jan-2019 13:54:03

In-store retail is no longer solely about sales. That’s what online is for - convenient, effortless, simple. In-store, however, is about brand immersion, experience, and customer service. And who delivers all of this? Well, in the first instance, it’s your store teams.

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Rotageek becomes Silver Partner of Oracle Partner Network

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on 17-Dec-2018 12:59:57

We’re delighted to announce: Rotageek has become a Silver Partner of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

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We're Small Business of the Year!

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on 17-Dec-2018 12:45:06

This week, Rotageek won Small Business of the Year at the British Small Business Awards. And we couldn’t be more chuffed.

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Mental hygiene and the workplace

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on 17-Dec-2018 12:37:22

One in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem in any given week. A quarter of the UK’s population will experience a mental health problem each year

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We need to change how we think about productivity

By Chris McCullough, CEO & Co-Founder on 17-Dec-2018 12:32:24

In theory, there’s nothing wrong with the term. But employers and businesses feel uncomfortable about using it. The problem? 

The term productivity is tainted by negative connotations that hint at hard work, squeezed employees, and an obsessive — even reckless — focus on yield. There’s a misconception. Productivity by definition is a measure of output per unit of input. Expressed mathematically: 

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