I came across the article: “How you can reward your employees this Christmas” which, as suggested by the title goes on to give some great suggestions on how your employees efforts could be recognised during the festive period this year. Unsurprisingly Flexible Working hours comes up as one of these valid suggestions.
“This isn’t always possible to achieve. After all, you’ve still got to run the business properly. However, if there’s a chance you can provide flexible working hours during the Christmas weeks, do it. There’s no better reward than giving your employees some well-deserved time off so they can spend time with their family and friends. Even if you can let employees leave an hour or two early one day, it’s better than nothing and you’ll find they’ll thank you for it the year after.”
While staff are significantly motivated by financial and material incentives, there is huge sentimental value to be able to spend more of the festive period with the people closest to you away from work. On that basis any employer who looks to identify ways to make this achievable for their employees is likely to be rewarded in greater productivity.
From a business perspective while it’s imperative to meet the needs of your customers wherever possible, there are many organisations that adopt the approach ‘Employees Come 1st.’ The simple logic being that if employees feel valued and looked after they will subconsciously look after their customers because moral is high and they take pride in their role.
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 being discussed specifically, there are obviously a number of different ways that you can measure an employees performance. However some very simple and effective ways are based on Attendance against their Contractual Obligation. So this could analyse unauthorised absence or from the opposite perspective overtime.
The point being is that while these don’t tell the whole story with reference to an employees contribution, they do give an indicator as to how committed and passionate they are about their position and attitude towards the company.
For example you may look to reward those employees with the lowest Bradford Factor Score. For those unfamiliar with Bradford Factor it’s a point accumulation automatically worked in with Rota Horizon for unauthorised absence and the frequency of this. Those with the highest Bradford Factor score are the highest offenders and what many may see as th most disruptive to the organisation.
More details of Bradford Factor Can be found by Clicking Here and seen below in the screenshot taken from the report produced in Rota Horizon.
You could also use the Contracted Hours report below to recognise those who have well exceeded their contractual obligation in terms of Working Hours completed. Perhaps those who have completed the most overtime over the year or during a certain period could be rewarded by one of the ways described in the article.
So if you feel you could benefit from a Time & Attendance solution then please do call us on 0800 854 471 or contact us below. Please also feel free to request a software web demonstration by Clicking Here and providing the details requested.
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