Most small business owners have had the experience of misplacing or forgetting a time off request from one of their employees which results in somebody being scheduled for a day they can’t work. While this may seem like a little thing, it can be a major problem for both the individual worker and the organisation as a whole.
For the simplest of businesses – those with only a handful of employees, for example – managing labour costs can be done relatively effectively manually. But when a business grows beyond a certain size, things can get a lot more complicated very quickly.
The default complaint that typically follows the introduction of new time and attendance systems –especially those that incorporate biometrics – is that management somehow has some sort of sinister plot to use this data for improper, unethical and even illegal ways.
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As a company grows in size, increasing the number of employees, widening the number of hours in which it operates, time and attendance management becomes ever more complex.
The accuracy of time tracking software means that business owners can analyse how efficiently employees are being used and how effectively they are being managed. This can reduce the amount of overtime that is being paid, and it can help in resource planning.
Arguably the best way for creating lists, invoices, customers’ record etc., is to use time management software programs like those from Advance Systems that provide the tools for storing your company’s information.
To have an effective working environment requires a workforce management system which is efficient as well as organized. Nowadays, more and more Human Resource departments are applying modern software solutions as the foundation for workforce management within their respective companies.
For many Irish businesses the days of employees ‘clocking in’ are long gone. Many employees work outside a physical office, usually from a home computer or mobile device, and often work flexible hours.
Staff efficiency and productivity can be greatly improved by the implementation of a time and attendance management system. With the ability to provide fast and accurate reporting, employers can promptly assess their employees work attendance and absenteeism levels and make staffing adjustments where needed.