This particular topic is one I've discussed before and is regularly discussed by many others. Understandably it's a common feature in current affairs, in a competitive business environment, in order for companies to maintain a sustainable competitive advantage over their rivals. Keeping their talented individuals has never been more imperative.
I came across the article: "Keeping Top Talent in an Ever Changing Business World." As the title suggests the piece examines how business culture has changed, leaving staff feeling less secure in their roles, meaning companies have to do more to demonstrate employees are valued.
The article states: "If employers want to retain talent, they have to take the time to develop a culture that people will want to stick with. This is about more than offering free tea and coffee and the occasional team night out. Developing your staff to become the best they can be can takes time, but is more than worth it in the long run."
It's far from easy, balancing a managerial perspective. Essentially it's integral to provide an appealing working environment to keep staff happy, but at the same time you have to ensure productivity is optimised. It’s therefore vital from a managerial perspective to measure any operational changes made and identify whether they have had a positive impact.
So how does this apply to us here at Thinking Software?
Here at Thinking Software we're a committed, innovative supplier of Workforce Management and Time and Attendance solutions.
We have developed our products to be usable, powerful and flexible. We understand that every business is unique, so our solutions are highly-configurable and can be customised to meet any requirements. We have in-house development resources to design and deliver the results needed.
Rota Horizon is a powerful, scalable and flexible workforce management solution that gives you control, knowledge and insight into different areas of your business, including time and attendance, staff planning, payroll, access control, schedules, reports and communications.
This allows you to plan effectively, gives you flexibility and reduces unnecessary payroll spend. With reference to this article specifically, it acts as the perfect measurement tool to understand employee productivity against the hours they have been working.
Within Rota Horizon there is the ability to manage all forms of absence. If a member of staff is having a lot of unauthorised absence, this will have a negative impact on productivity and the system will identify this, prompting you to address the issue and allowing you to introduce positive changes to company culture that will reduce this in the future.
It also helps you identify where staff are going beyond and above their contractual obligation in hours. An effective way of ensuring staff morale is maintained, is recognising their efforts. By rewarding staff who put the work in with financial incentives or additional time-off in lieu, this can result in greater retention rates and can be easily managed in Rota Horizon.
This is just an insight into how Rota Horizon can be used as an invaluable tool to recognise staff contributions and retain your most valuable assets. To see how else it can achieve this and more, please do get in touch for a web demonstration on 0800 854 471 or by leaving your details at the bottom of the page.