The Southern Swing Shift Pattern
The Southern Swing Shift Pattern is a common pattern that provides 24-hour coverage. This pattern is made up of 4 teams (or crews) and 3 8-hour Shift Durations. This shift pattern occurs on a 4-week cycle, in which teams work for a total of 21 days and have a total of 7 days off. In this rotation, teams work 7 day shifts, have 2 days off, work 7 swing shifts, have 2 days off, work 7 night shifts, and end with 3 days off.
Pros of the Southern Swing Shift Schedule:
- There are no overlapping hours
- Employees work shorter shifts than those of 10-hour rotations
Cons of the Southern Swing Shift Schedule:
- Employees rarely get weekends off
The WorkSight Scheduler is fully equipped to help you implement the Southern Swing Shift Pattern. Built to help businesses that operate 24/7, 365 days a year, with equal levels of workload around the clock or unbalanced loads varying by shift. The WorkSight team knows the value of establishing stability in the schedule while equalizing the burden of working undesirable shift times, which means that we can help you get any Shift Pattern in place for your organization. Contact us to learn more, or to schedule a demo.