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What effective time and attendance systems mean for employees

Published: November 22, 2018

The benefits of implementing a good Time and Attendance solution are immeasurable across a business, but it makes a huge difference for employees and employers too. More than just giving employees the opportunity to clock in and out easily and book their annual leave, time and attendance systems can contribute to a happy and healthy working environment. With workforce wellbeing in mind, employee engagement can be increased as well as productivity too. 

Here are just a few of the ways that time and attendance can help employee engagement in your workplace: 

 

Autonomy 

When a member of staff has control over their working lives, it demonstrates a level of trust from above. Being able to manage their own hours and annual leave by using the software empowers employees by assuring them that they are trusted with the additional responsibility. The easy access to the system means they can stay on top of their own schedules and also keep track of the workflows of their colleagues. 

 

Communication 

Businesses rely on communication, especially in a workplace with multiple different departments and processes. By using the time and attendance software, employees will be able to keep up to date with their colleagues on a simple and direct platform. Swapping shifts becomes much easier as they can liaise directly, rather than using an HR team as a middleman. Remote access via mobile or tablet also means employees can clock in and stay updated wherever they are. 

 

Time  

Looming deadlines and tight schedules are a mainstay of any work environment, but having an automated reporting system means one less thing for your employees to worry about. It can save a huge amount of time compared to manual reporting, meaning more time to focus on what they really need to do. 

 

Convenience  

In many companies without a designated HR function, time and attendance is managed by the administrative department, which means additional stress on their resources as well as the unnecessary steps of managing workflow through someone else. If an employee has access to straightforward software, it removes the need for monitoring time and attendance to be a slow and cumbersome task. 

 

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An engaged employee is a happy employee, and a happy employee will put in greater effort to achieve the goals of the business. Think your business could benefit from excellent software? Download our free guide to Time and Attendance software.

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