Are you trying to persuade your boss to implement an advanced Workforce Management system such as Workforce Management Suite? Today’s post is for HR managers who want to upgrade from manual processes to an automated system but don’t have the authority to make the decision. Many business owners who have not adopted a Workforce Management system mistakenly think they can’t afford it or don’t believe they need it.
Let’s look at 6 convincing arguments for automated Workforce Managment.
1. Team Scheduling Ease
Effective employee scheduling is at the heart of Human Capital Optimization. Scheduling influences productivity, cost of labor, staff morale and turnover, resource allocation, admin efficiency, and DOL compliance.
TimeSimplicity, the employee scheduling tool in Workforce Management Suite, does more than just allow managers to create schedules in minutes; it allows them to empower their workforce to engage with scheduling and eagerly take over many tasks previously performed by supervisors. TimeSimplicity helps dispense with over-staffing, cuts down on overtime with system alerts, quickly identifies gaps in coverage before it’s too late, and slings email and SMS warnings.
“Scheduling … is having a huge effect on the bottom line. Increasing scheduling effectiveness offers a competitive edge that can make HR a budget hero.”1 Workforce management consultant Lisa Disselkamp
2. Eliminate Employee Time Theft
Pen and paper timekeeping systems can be misused in a number of ways from hours padding to buddy punching. Many employers who switch to an automated system are surprised by the reduction in employee hours the very first pay period. Even if you notice just a small reduction, this advantage will compound, promptly paying for the cost of adopting an automated system like TimeWorksPlus, the employee time and attendance tool in Workforce Management Suite.
3. Analyze and Improve Resource Allocation
The job codes in TimeWorksPlus enable employers to automatically track how much time each department or employee spends per account, project, product, or any other operational classification.
4. Reduce Administrative Costs
With old school manual timekeeping systems, supervisors and admin staff spend tedious hours troubleshooting timesheet inaccuracies and missing information, and then manually entering the data into the payroll platform. When HR staff can submit payroll in minutes, they are free to work on projects with a greater ROI.
5. Improve Employee Morale
TimeSimplicity makes it easier to accommodate employee’s scheduling preferences. Improving employees’ work/life balance increases loyalty, reduces burnout, spurs engagement, and saves on labor costs by resulting in lower turnover.
6. Compliance Peace of Mind
Labor audit liability should concern every business owner in the country. Take, for example, the Affordable Care Act. ACA standards can be complex to comply with because you have to know all of your staff members’ schedules and how many hours they’re going to work each week. With TimeWorksPlus, this type of information is tracked automatically and gives supervisors complete control and 24/7 oversight. They can monitor, track, and make required changes instantly.
A Win-Win: Improve Compliance Without Adding More Work
Workforce Management Suite paired with one of our biometric time clocks can significantly reduce your risk of being fined for noncompliance while simultaneously reducing the time required to track employee time and attendance.
Workforce Management Suite quickly pays for itself and the ROI compounds each pay cycle. Of course, if you have been trying to talk your boss into buying one, you already knew that. Call (610) 495-7166 today to schedule a demo of Workforce Management Suite (for both of you).
1Joan Williams “Dilemmas Faced by Hourly Workers,” Human Resource Executive Online, July 11, 2011, http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=533339737
Express Data Systems offers Workforce Management Suite, the powerful, fully-integrated Workforce Management Suite that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and organization.
Workforce Management Suite includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, and TimeWorks Mobile. Workforce Management Suite is established for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and lessen labor costs.
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