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Industry Index : Healthcare

Industry Index : Healthcare

Deputy Industry Index : COVID-19

The Deputy Industry Index tracks key industries of the hourly paid economy. The U.S. Industry Index updates daily at 5:00 pm PST.

To make reporting about the rapidly changing world of work easier for news media during this unprecedented time Deputy has made it simple for journalists and editors to quickly download the data and insights below. If you are looking for something more specific please reach out to our global media team, we are happy to assist.


Top insights about Healthcare Practitioners for April 6, 2020

  1. The gap between shifts scheduled versus worked for healthcare practitioners continues to grow at 52.6%, showing a drop in the number of workers covering shifts since COVID-19.
  2. Pre-pandemic, on average, managers planned shifts ahead by 11 days. Currently, managers are only planning for 6 days ahead, likely as a result of the current crisis climate.
  3. Healthcare Practitioners are starting to use the News Feed to communicate COVID-19 updates to their workers. Currently, COVID-19 makes up 6.2% of all communications happening on the platform.

Shifts Scheduled vs Shifts Worked

Shift scheduled is the shifts being planned by a manager for an employee for a given day. Shifts worked is the actual shifts being worked by an employee on a given day.

Shifts Scheduled vs Shifts Worked
Shifts Scheduled vs Shifts Worked

Date : April 6, 2020

The gap between shifts scheduled versus worked for healthcare practitioners continues to grow at 52.6%, showing a drop in the number of workers covering shifts since COVID-19. We're seeing a decline in both shifts scheduled and worked, indicating office closures for non-essential health businesses.  

  • The gap between Shifts Scheduled vs Shifts Worked is currently 52.6%.
  • In comparison to the previous week, shifts scheduled has decreased by 19.1%.
  • In comparison to the previous week, shifts worked has decreased by 15.7%.
  • The gap represents the number of shifts being scheduled in comparison to no longer being worked on a given day.
  • This is due to shifts being canceled by business owners / managers and / or government restrictions.

Hours Scheduled vs Hours Worked

Hours scheduled is the shifts being scheduled by a manager for an employee for a given day. Hours worked is the actual shifts being worked by an employee on a given day.

Shifts Scheduled vs Shifts Worked
Shifts Scheduled vs Shifts Worked

Date : April 6, 2020

Similar to shifts, we are observing an increase in hours being scheduled and hours being worked. That said, the gap between hours scheduled vs worked continues to increase at 55.5%, meaning that while hours being scheduled and worked is slowly increasing - the number of hours available is likely shrinking due to COVID-19 responses.

  • The difference of Hours Scheduled vs Hours Worked for Healthcare is currently 55.5%.
  • When comparing to the previous week, there has been a 17.9% decrease in hours scheduled.
  • When comparing to the previous day, there has been a 15.8% decrease in hours worked.
  • The difference represents an increase in workforce needs for business.
  • The difference represents a very slight increase in income for hourly workers.

Average Difference in Days between Shifts Created and Scheduled Date

Shifts Created is the day when the manager created the shift. Scheduled date is the day the shift is planned for.

Average Difference in Days between Shifts Created and Scheduled Date.
Average Difference in Days between Shifts Created and Scheduled Date.

Date : April 6, 2020

Pre-pandemic, on average, managers planned shifts ahead by 11 days. Currently, managers are only planning for 6 days ahead, likely as a result of the current crisis climate.

  • Currently, Healthcare Practitioners are now only advanced planning by 6.2 days.
  • Last week Healthcare Practitioners were advanced planning by 7.5 days.
  • Last month Healthcare Practitioners were advanced planning by 7.1 days.

Newsfeed Communication

Deputy Newsfeed is a digital tool for managers and hourly workers to communicate with each other via the Deputy app.

Words : COVID-19, Coronavirus, Virus, Pandemic, Epidemic
Words : COVID-19, Coronavirus, Virus, Pandemic, Epidemic

Date : April 6, 2020

Healthcare Practitioners are starting to use the News Feed to communicate COVID-19 updates to their workers. Currently, COVID-19 makes up 6.2% of all communications happening on the platform.

  • Newsfeed posts mentioning the pandemic to date is 6.2%.
  • Newsfeed posts mentioning the pandemic last week was 4.2%.

Information for Journalists and Editors

About Deputy

Our life’s work is making  it easy for workplaces and employees to navigate the changing world of workforce management.

Deputy simplifies scheduling, timesheets, tasks and communication for business owners and their workers. Our software automates requirements by workplace laws keeping your business compliant and employees protected.  Deputy helps businesses transform operations and empower people to work the way they want. 

More than 300,000 workplaces in 100 countries are Deputy to make it easier for millions of shift workers to manage their work life.

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Deputy Insights

  • Number of Workplaces using Deputy: 300,000
  • Number of Workplaces using Deputy in the U.S.: 150,000

To interview our CEO, Ashik Ahmed or other senior leaders in our organization about the impact COVID-19 is having on this or any other industry please contact our media team.

 


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