You fall back in the fall and you spring forward in the spring – that’s how the old saying goes for the time changes. And who doesn’t want an extra hour of sleep this fall – we all look forward to it. However, with all of these holidays and the plethora of people taking vacations, it’s easy to fall behind with your timekeeping – which is not something you look forward to at all. In fact, you dread it. You dread the extra paperwork and time it takes to calculate the timekeeping as well as all that it affects.
Don’t fear falling back – you don’t have to do it alone.
Schedule the Right Employee In the Right Place At The Right Time
No matter what type of business you’re in, workforce scheduling can be a time-consuming, error-prone, and a downright frustrating task. You have to match up employee availability, preferences, and skill sets with fluctuating business demands in order to maximize productivity — and profits. However, trying to schedule a diverse workforce using spreadsheets and semi-automated systems too often results in overstaffed shifts, shorthanded rushes, and less-than-optimal performance. How can you build, fill, manage, and measure best-fit schedules that enable you to meet output and service level goals without overspending your labor budget and burning the midnight oil?
Scheduling, an application in our integrated, cloud-based workforce management suite, helps you put the right employees in the right place at the right time so you can control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. This comprehensive scheduling solution provides the automation and high-quality information needed to create accurate schedules that align staffing requirements with budget and demand. Furthermore, it enforces scheduling rules and policies — automatically and consistently — to help you avoid employee grievances, litigation, and fines. With our scheduling application, you can finally spend less time creating and managing schedules and more time focusing on core business priorities to drive bottom-line results.
- Control labor costs by making informed scheduling decisions that take into account budget constraints.
- Improve workforce productivity by aligning staff coverage to fluctuating business demand.
- Minimize compliance risk by automatically enforcing scheduling policies, labor laws, and union rules.
- Simplify schedule creation and management so managers can focus on strategic priorities.
Automate Employee Time Tracking
Experience a unique set of features developed with you in mind that’s simple to configure, easy to use, and is a highly affordable solution that tracks time, attendance, and labor data. Get clear and concise views of employee attendance across the entire company, configurable access rights to control system usage, employee and manager self-service, and flexible job costing, pay rates, and categories.
The five user-defined employee types (salaried, hourly, contractor, etc.) allow you to define appropriate pay rules and work locations for employees across multiple time zones – perfect for the FLSA changes. While the job costing capability offers the ability to track work, time, and expenses (bonuses, tips, etc.) against three pre-defined cost centers, each allowing a virtually unlimited list of positions, departments, locations, and/or tasks. This results in greater accuracy when projecting labor costs. Managers are even able to view and/or edit information on a companywide or individual level. They can access timesheets for previous or future pay periods and easily add or change report views. Virtually any changes that occur are tracked and can be reported through the audit trail feature. A wide range of additional features includes auto-populated company holidays, employee scheduling, itemized expense tracking, and mass edit capabilities.
- Fast Setup.
- Daily Automated Email Report.
- Time Clock Integration.
- Configurable Reporting.
- Customizable Look and Feel.
Multiple Data Collection Options That Fit a Wide Range of Environments
Data can be collected in real time or in a store-and-forward (polled) manner, depending on a location’s connectivity. You can choose from a wide range of time collection options depending on your specific work environment: a personal computer, traditional swipe keypads (bar code, magnetic), proximity, smartphones, fingerprint recognition, and touch-tone phones. You even have the ability to easily integrate different data collection options to track employee and manager time, review hours, include comments for late or missing punches, and address other exceptions, all from a single screen.
With APS’ Time and Attendance application, you can easily keep track of employees, scheduling, and even assist with your bottom line and efficiency. We’re here to make sure you don’t fall behind in your timekeeping, so for more information check out our website or contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
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