Former journalist Fearghal McKinney inspired by health sector in app launch

AN innovative new app which informs care workers and their employers in residential and nursing homes about the availability of shifts has been launched by a former Impartial Reporter journalist.
PickaShift informs staff about shifts that have become available at short notice and encourages them to pick up those shifts at an “increasingly favourable rate” until the shift is claimed.
Fearghal McKinney, one of the founders, says the app is expected to save care home providers “hundreds of thousands of pounds per year” while ensuring all staff shifts are covered.

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