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What contracts do your organisation offer staff with reference to hours?


The Brexit debate has been a long drawn out one and is arguably the most prominent topic in current affairs. It is likely to remain that way as the outcome will dramatically effect things politically and economically in the UK as new trade agreements need to be formed and enforced legislation on the country will be reduced.

We have addressed most aspects of Employee working hours and the most recent article that I have come across: “EU seeks to add more protection for casual workers,” (Francesco Guarascio, 2017, http://www.independent.co.uk) simply highlights the effects that Zero and Limited Hours Contracts have on employees. The question over whether they are ethical or not will continue to rage on. While an employee is guaranteed no hours they are provided with no security and left vulnerable.

The article states: “The Commission is proposing that workers should be properly informed about the conditions of their employment and should be given explanations by their employers for not having a permanent contract after a few years in the same job.” This would imply that perhaps those taking these kind of contracts are misled into doing so and would be far less likely to do so if the employers desires for the role are properly explained.

None the less with financial insecurity on the rise for many, the ethical argument would put forward that by providing employees with a fair number of guaranteed hours each week would also provide a far greater quality of life. Stress and mental illness are also on the rise with these types of working contracts being linked to the cause, leaving employees uncertain whether they can afford their outgoings.

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, whether your organisation offers Zero and Limited Hours Contracts or employees have a salary with a contractual obligation with reference to hours, Rota Horizon can help you. The solution is designed to help you plan your staff more effectively and ensure they are meeting your planned expectation of them.

In the employees Profile you can specify an individual’s contract rules as highlighted below. In Rota Horizon you will plan your staff members shifts in the Department Rota and if any of the rules in their contract rules are broken, Rota Horizon will inform you. This ensures that you remain compliant enforcing any rules set by both the company or any other governing body.

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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