Labour costs and employee productivity are critical components of any business. As companies grow, the processes of tracking working hours and accounting for absences and holidays can become daunting. Errors in tracking employee time can result in overpayments, confusion, and lower employee morale.
Timesheet tracking and attendance tracking are critical for every business. However, you’ll still find that many small businesses track their employees’ time on a simple spreadsheet (or even with pen and paper!). We all know that human error is a real thing, and when it comes to employee attendance, every error can impact your business. This is why timesheet tracking software can be a lifesaver.
Time clock software, also known as attendance software has become invaluable for just about every business out there. Purchasing such a solution may be something that you don’t even think twice about. The same applies to the specifics of the program or the massive impact it is going to have on your business in the near future.
Time and attendance software is handy at assisting employees electronically clock in and out through telephones, internet connected computers, time clocks and mobile devices. In addition to that, the systems monitor mobile employees through geofencing and geolocation. They also manage PTO (paid time off), create employee schedules, and provide business owners or managers with detailed labor data. To ensure you get the most from your software, you must know how to best use it.
While snow may be the farthest thing from your mind, now is the perfect time to revolutionize the holidays for your staff. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a traditionally slow time of year and for small to medium size businesses, the benefits of closing the office may drastically outweigh the cost of staying open. Consider these five reasons to shut down for the holidays this year.
The company water cooler used to be an iconic space for employees to gather and relax but the obsession with productivity has removed the water cooler and left employees strapped to their desk for eight hours a day. Employers are now realizing that it's time to reinstall the water cooler and encourage employees to take small, frequent breaks not only for their own sanity but for the benefit of the company. These are just five of the dozens of reasons that employers need to actively encourage their employees to take small breaks throughout the day.
Maybe you've had the same system for years. A simple excel worksheet or paper schedule may do the trick when everything is running according to plan, but everything may not actually be going as smoothly as you think. If you aren't using time and attendance software, look out for these four hints that you have a timesheet issue.
The holidays are right around the corner, and for many businesses, that means the return of seasonal workers. While seasonal workers are a huge help to businesses, they can also be a source of frustration when it comes to time and attendance. Even if a worker is only working for a season, workers and managers need to work together to ensure proper time tracking.
Part-time staff can be the perfect solution for employees and employers. For employees, part-time positions offer a stable income without the responsibility of full-time status. For employers, part-time employees can fill duties that don't warrant a full-time staff member and provide additional coverage during vacations and sick days. Managing these employees can be a delicate balance though. These four tips offer managers a constructive way to manage part-time employees more effectively.