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7 ways a workforce management solution adds value to your organisation

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Working smarter, becoming more efficient and driving cost savings are top of the list for most organisations, but many haven’t uncovered the missing link in their strategy: workforce management.

Organisations who are using a workforce management solution are already making waves when it comes to operational efficiency, employee experience and analysing trends. In this blog we’ll explore just some of the ways workforce management can add value to your organisation.

    1. Optimises processes for efficiency

    Tracking employee time, attendance, output, engagement and performance is essential for a successful organisation, but trying to do all this manually takes too much time. A good workforce management solution will automate most of these time-consuming tasks to allow your people to focus on more important inputs. In addition, automation removes the risk of human error and inaccuracies.

      2. Makes payroll preparation a breeze

      Do you want to remove errors in your payroll, improve compliance and reduce manual data-entry? Of course you do! By using a workforce management solution, payroll can cut hours of administration time and complexity from payroll preparation.

      For example, the workforce management solution can automatically calculate how many hours an employee worked and how many of them were overtime and send this to payroll to accurately determine their pay.

      While run of-the-mill employee time and attendance trackers can do some of this, a fully integrated workforce management solution that’s connected to payroll and HR is the future. This eBook explores why.

        3. Complies with remote working policies

        There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of people working from home. While nothing has been set in stone, new regulations could require employers to record hours of work even if they’re carried out from home. Organisations using workforce management can easily and automatically record this data giving them peace of mind they are fully compliant.

          4. Improves employee experience

          Did you know that the tech you use has a huge impact on employee experience? A mobile-friendly workforce management solution is a must for employee experience. Considering that the average mobile phone user looks at their phone 2,617 times a day, it would make a big impact if they could log digital time sheets, view shift patterns, book leave requests and manage absences from their mobiles.

            5. Contributes to capacity planning

            Although you can’t foresee unexpected absences such as illness, by having a clear overview of all planned employee absences you can schedule work accordingly and decide whether you’ll need additional staff members to cover. You can also get a picture of how many senior members of staff will be working at the same time which could help to keep the business running smoothly.

              6. Eliminates lost admin time

              Be honest with yourself, how long does manually entering workforce data take you? And how frustrating is it when you accidentally lose your spreadsheet and have to re-key it all? Say goodbye to the heartbreak of a corrupt file because a workforce management solution can do all those time-consuming admin tasks for you. By choosing a cloud solution, you’ll never lose your work again.

                7. Predicts future trends

                By pooling data from multiple sources, such as payroll and HR, businesses using an integrated workforce management solution can analyse historical data and use it to make strategic decisions about the workforce. The more data you gather and analyse, the better your predictions and actions will be.

                Find out more about our Workforce Management solution here.

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