Real world solutions
Achieve a balance between employee and company needs with our innovative approach to workforce arrangements and roster design.
Giving our partners the confidence to act
Across shiftwork industries, we build trusting relationships from front-line workers through to the C-suite.
Like a conductor with an orchestra, effective roster design requires harmony across multiple elements.
We delve deep into your business to understand your operations, staffing and coverage requirements. Our extensive operational management background helps identify the issues, balance the needs of multiple stakeholders, and co-design a real-world solution with your organisation.
Manage employee expectations and create ownership of the new arrangements by involving your employees and contractors. We can meet with workers on their shifts to maximise both their participation and their understanding of the factors surrounding any change.
Workforce solutions must be adaptable to changing times and conditions. Stay on top of the influence of market disruptors such as pandemics, labour shortages, rapid price increases and supply delays.
Help your organisation plan for the future needs of your workforce. We assess the robustness of the current and alternate work arrangements to adapt to technology improvements and strategic planning targets.
Fatigue, health and safety affect all levels of an organisation, and everyone has a responsibility to manage these risks. Orkest will assess your current arrangements and guidelines and provide advice on the risks and recommendations to address any potential issues.
Creating dynamic solutions for shiftwork rostering
Industries we serve
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We work with managers, leaders and staff across all levels of an organisation to optimise their workforce and future-proof their operations.
We understand that HR managers are at the centre of any change. We work closely with you to navigate new roster policies and manage change between departments.
No matter the scale of your roster issue, we help those in operations and maintenance understand how to balance their costs and staffing needs.
From fatigue to burnout, we stay on top of the latest research and policy changes to help our health and safety managers keep their people safe, healthy and thriving in their roles.
For major rostering and workforce changes to organisations, we help executive leadership teams work across departments to find solutions and strategies that deliver beyond the boardroom.
Understanding your people’s preferences is of the utmost importance. We help workers feel heard and involve them in the design process, so they can trust their rostering system will work for them.
Identifying a significant fatigue management risk.
A review of standard rostering practices for an essential service showed a prevalence of staff working 7 consecutive night shifts with only a single day to recover before returning to work.
This exposed both the organization and the workforce to high risk of a fatigue-related incident occurring.
Jay Reso, Former Manager People Systems – Roy Hill
They bring a wealth of experience to the table, which is invaluable in dealing with complex workforce challenges.
The overall professionalism and honesty with which Jim works combined with an easygoing approachable nature gave confidence in the service provided.Clinton Groat, Superintendent – NPIOS Transport (Lihir Operations)
Orkest always presents several options, outlining the benefits and downfalls of each. This makes it simple to choose the recommendation that best suits the business goal.Adrianna Quinn, Principal Business Improvement – Newcrest