The concept of the NHS test and trace has been around for some time. Similarly named, the track and trace system refers to the process of determining current and past locations of items, property and, more recently, people. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, track and trace has taken on a whole new premis. When the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced the easing of restrictions relating to COVID-19, allowing businesses to start re-opening, he asked that they help the government in their efforts to track and trace infected individuals.
Managing a care home can be a challenge. Care homes provide around the clock accommodation and personal care for people who need extra help and support in their daily lives. This in itself is no mean feat, with the absolute necessity of focus on every individual and their needs, safeguarding, care plans, reviews and incidents. Managing staff hours is an extra burden that should therefore be made as straightforward as possible so that focus can remain where it is most required: on the residents.
In any business, managing when and how your staff work is an important consideration. Depending on your industry, shift work and managing shift patterns can be a very complex task. This depends on the type of work that needs doing, as well as where and who needs to oversee the employee activity. Managing resources means understanding what needs to be done and then allocating who needs to do it and where and when it the activity takes place.
Time and Attendance has been around for over a century. One of the earliest examples of a time clock was patented by Willard Le Grand Bundy, in 1890. Known as The Bundy Clock, it went into mass production in the late 19th century and was used by many organisations around the world to calculate the working hours of employees. Thankfully, the process of stamping an employee card has moved on somewhat. Demand from businesses looking to leverage the benefits and cost savings associated with time and attendance solutions, has given rise to a rapidly expanding industry. The time and attendance market is now estimated to be worth over $1.7 billion. Suppliers of time and attendance solutions are always looking for new and innovative ways to differentiate themselves from their competition. So, what are some of the ‘must-haves’ of a time and attendance solution?
Controlling costs in any business is one of the most critical elements of sound financial management. Staffing costs are usually one of the biggest categories of spend for most businesses. This is why it is important to make staff planning and wage calculations as efficient and accurate as possible. Many organisations around the world have chosen to invest in time and attendance systems in order to achieve efficiencies and savings. This article discusses some of the ways a time and attendance system can help businesses save money.