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Have you thought any more about flexible working?


With reference to Employee working hours, Flexible working has been a topic debated for quite some time with the issue it would seem, being organisations are perhaps reluctance to embrace the change from traditional working hours.

“According to a new report from social media training experts Digital Mums, seven in ten (68 per cent) UK employees would like to have flexible working hours but only 12 per cent have asked their current employer for it. This news comes three years on from the introduction of laws by the government in 2014 to allow everyone the legal right to request flexible working.” (Owen Gough, 2017, http://smallbusiness.co.uk)

In the modern day society continues to change significantly meaning that there is greater demand for employees to want to work different hours around their current lifestyle. However with this being met with resistance from many employers, the article highlights that it’s those that recognise the importance for introducing more flexible ways of working, that will prosper long term keeping the more talented staff members.

“We need employers to wake up to fact that flexible working is about attracting and retaining a generation of workers who are being failed by a rigid and restrictive ‘9 to 5 coat-on-chair’ culture. That’s why we’re calling on everyone to sign our petition to change the government’s definition so we can clean up the F-word and change the way we work forever.’

So how does this apply to us here at Thinking Software?

For those of you not familiar with us here at Thinking Software, we have developed and support our Enterprise Time & Attendance solution, Rota Horizon.

It provides you with the perfect Workforce Management tool to accurately record and monitor employee attendance. Our solution also seamlessly integrates with the majority of Access Control Manufacturers hardware, more information on those we currently integrate with can be found Here.

The solution allows you to: Electronically plan your staff rotas more efficiently, produce over 150 Time & Attendance reports, Monitor lateness, absence & break times, Calculate employee work and overtime hours as well as exporting accumulated hours to any payroll system or excel spreadsheet to match these up against the relevant pay rates.

With reference to the article addressed specifically, Rota Horizon has the potential to help change the perceptions from management with reference to flexible working, ensuring that managing the process is made as easy as possible.

With the system’s Flexi Time Module staff will simply clock themselves in and out when they have worked and Rota Horizon will record the important information you require. Below highlights how you can set up the Core and Bandwith hours for staff so the system can recognise any exceptions – for example staff members not being present during their Core Hours.

Rota Horizon also has a Self Service Module, that is a web based platform that enables staff make requests with their line managers, clock in and out for work remotely and view their work schedule and the hours they have completed. This being particularly relevant when operating on a more flexible method of working, empowering staff to ensure that they have fulfilled and completed their contractual obligation.

After this within the 150 reports there are plenty that provide the necessary information required to ensure you understand exactly what hours staff are completing. If utilised properly it can be helped to shape and improve company culture within any organisation, providing the necessary justifications to change existing methods when measured against productivity.

Please also feel free to request a software web demonstration by Clicking Here or you can contact our Business Development Team any time on 0800 854 471.

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