C-Desk Technology

We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve your staffing problems

Email: alec@visualrota.co.uk Phone: (+44) 01636 816466


Holiday Entitlements, Cover Shifts, Easter, Fair Holiday Scheduling, High Sickness, Forward Planning, Skiing, Frosty Mornings, 10-hour Shifts, How Good is your Maths, Unlimited Holidays, Stagger Lunch, Optimes Equipment, Absence Management, Christmas Presents, Wedding Planners, Bank Holidays, Annualised Hours, Inventory Modelling, How Many Staff are needed, Flexi-Time, Cover for Sickness, Global shift planning. and many more

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All about calculating how many staff to employ.

Everything you need to know about Holiday Included Shift Patterns, by far the most efficient way to work.

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Our shop sells everything you need to create and manage a shift operation. From the shift patterns themselves to the software required to minimise administration, you can have a new shift pattern up and running in minimal time. As part of organisation development you can buy books and training courses about shift operations and working shifts.
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Shift Patterns We sell over 300 shift patterns ranging from office working to 24/365. You can select different shift patterns set up in Excel to use over a full year. So if you have a 24/5, 24/6, 16/5, as well as 24/365 operations in place (and many other combinations as well) why not browse through our collections to find the best one for you.


Training Days
 CDT01 Create Perfect Shift Operations
 CDT02 Manage Shift Operations
 CDT03 A 1-Day course about coping with absence.
 CDT04 A 1-day practical course on changing work patterns.

Annualised Hours

 CDT05 A 2-day course on using Annualised Hours
Using Annualised Hours will increase your efficiency whenever you have work that varies or is unpredictable - have a look at the course.



 Yearly Planners

Alec Jezewski and
Dr Angela Moore are CDT

We are a family run business so you will always be dealing with Alec or Angela.

We have helped both large and small organisations with their shift working arrangements for the last 20 years.

Welcome to our website

C-Desk Technology has been helping organisations with their staff rosters since 1996. Through a combination of Consultancy, Training Courses, Text Books and Software, we are able to help all, no matter their budget. To stay ahead it is essential to run an efficient shift pattern, to maximise your productivety whilst minimising your costs.

Common problem areas include avoiding high Overtime whilst covering for Holidays and Sickness; We can help.

All organisations are in a state of continual change due to external factors. Your operation needs to be able to change to meet those new circumstances for it to prosper. We can help introduce those changes.

Our experience can help analyse your workload, predict future variations and convert this into a tailor-made shift pattern to ensure that you always have the staff available when and where you need them.

Once you have a tailor-made shift pattern, the next step is to run your operation effectively to ensure that holidays, absences, training and other duties do not take staff away from your core workload. If you are thinking of using Annualised Hours or Holiday Include Shift Patterns (HISP), these are two of our specialist areas.

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Holiday management
Create a shift pattern
How to create a shift pattern
Understanding your absence
How to understand your absences
Fatigue map video
Fatigue map
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We create optimised shift patterns so that your valuable and limited resources are not wasted: people, equipment, time and money. Our training courses and software look after all these factors so you and your managers can focus on your business.
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Email: alec@visualrota.co.uk
C-Desk Technology
The Old Vicarage
Station Road
Rolleston, Newark
Nottinghamshire, UK
NG23 5SE

Phone (+44) 01636 816466
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Yearly Planners are produced for our clients to help manage holidays, training days, sickness and absence. As well as recording holidays in a similar way to every wall planner, they also interact and add up how many holidays everyone has taken, and alert you if they book too many! And more functions, monthly charts and annual graphs to help plan out the effect of holidays and absence on the office operation
Calendar Yearly Planner
The Calendar Year January 1st - December 31st 2016.