Knowing how far in advance to plan a staff rota can be a challenge. Begin planning them too far in advance, and you run the risk of having to totally rework the rota when changes occur; leave them too late, and you end up with unhappy employees. So how far in advance should you plan your staff rotas? 1 week? 2 weeks? A month?
What is a Biometric Time & Attendance System?
Keeping an accurate record of staff attendance is an important aspect of any business. Are your staff fulfilling their contractual obligations? Do employees work excessive overtime? Do you know who to account for in the event of an emergency? These are just some of the questions that can easily be answered by introducing a biometric time and attendance system.
Using clocking in machines to monitor the attendance of employees is an extremely effective way of processing when staff arrive and when they leave. This can be useful for many different reasons, including the processing of time cards for hourly-paid employees, ensuring that salaried staff are fulfilling their contracted hours or even determining who to account for in an emergency. When you have an efficient way of collecting the data relating to the comings and goings of staff and connect this data to time and attendance, staff planning or roll call apps, you can realise significant benefits in cost-savings, increased productivity and risk mitigation.
Staff rota planning does not have to be complex or time-consuming. The bigger the organisation, the more important rota planning and potentially the more stressful it becomes. Even small businesses, for example, those in the hospitality industry, can find rota planning a challenge. But fear not. There are a number of ways that you can streamline your rota planning and shift scheduling, saving as much as 70% of a businesses rota management time.
In 2019, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Thinking Software. Rota Horizon is being used in hotels, factories, warehouses and offices around the world. Every day our system processes more than 750,000 employee time-recording transactions.