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How do you currently manage your employees?


“We previously rostered our staff with a manual time sheet system, but this was open to abuse. Since it was effectively managed on trust, we had no real visibility and control over payroll.” (Lindsay Southward, Group Director of People & Development, Malmaison & Hotel Du Vin)

This was how Malmaison were attempting to cope with Workforce Management before the introduction of Rota Horizon. As highlighted by Lindsay’s response to this, it was an inefficient use of their time and it didn’t allow them to forecast and budget properly, which has all changed now they have the correct tool to assist them.

Here at Thinking Software we have a wealth of experience working extensively with the Hospitality sector. We are understand the challenges that are faced: Managing different daily shift patterns, ensuring the right staff are allocated to work based on the revenue coming in, ensuring payroll is completed correctly with complicated overtime hours and rates as well as managing all forms of planned and unplanned absence.

So when they system was up and running at Malmaison & Hotel Du Vin, Lindsay was understandably rather pleased with the outcome; ““The system allowed us to manage staff attendance at work, and to cut payroll cost through effectively managing start and end times, planned hours, overtime and breaks. The ROI is easily justifiable in payroll savings.”

So if you think that you would benefit from a solution that could assist you with any of the following:

Calculate employee work and overtime hours
Monitor lateness, absence and break times
Record lieu hours
Manage holiday entitlement and plan annual leave
Monitor sick days and calculate Bradford Factor scores
Record other absence reasons that you can define in the system

Then we want to hear from you and hopefully assist you in the same way that we are: Malmaison, Macdonald Hotels, De Vere and a number of the Holiday Inn Franchises. In fact all the work we are doing with the Hospitality Sector can be found on our website by simply clicking here.

We are always keen to demonstrate our software to organisations unfamiliar with the work that we do and you can request a demonstration by clicking here. Alternatively please do give us a call on 0800 854 471 if you have any questions on our solution.

The solution is particularly versatile being used extensively across: The Care Sector, Manufacturing, Retail, Leisure & Entertainment as well as assisting local authorities and school. All of which can be seen by clicking here.

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