automated WFM system

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 upgraded to a Workforce Management system mistakenly think they can’t afford it or don’t believe they need it.

Let’s look at 6 persuasive 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, labor force morale and turnover, resource allocation, admin efficiency, and DOL compliance.

TimeSimplicity, the employee scheduling tool in Workforce Management Suite, does more than just allow supervisors to create schedules in minutes; it allows them to empower their labor force to engage with scheduling and eagerly take over many tasks previously performed by supervisors. TimeSimplicity helps eliminate over-staffing, curtails overtime with system notifications, swiftly identifies gaps in coverage before it’s too late, and sends email and SMS alerts.

“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 manipulated in a number of ways from hours padding to buddy punching. Many employers who switch to an automated system are surprised by the decrease in employee hours the very first pay period. Even if you notice just a small reduction, this advantage will compound, quickly 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 pen and paper time and attendance systems, managers 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. Increased Employee Morale

TimeSimplicity makes it easier to accommodate employee’s scheduling preferences. Improving associates’ work/life balance increases loyalty, reduces burnout, spurs engagement, and saves on labor costs by resulting in improved staff retention.

6. Compliance Peace of Mind

Labor audit liability should concern every employer 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 employees’ 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 necessary 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 promptly 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 (800) 440-9033 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

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Workforce Management Suite includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, and TimeWorks Mobile. Workforce Management Suite is developed 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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