Managing Time Off Is No Vacation

Companies with a large, complex workforce face distinct management challenges. Not only do you need to determine which employee is best suited to perform a specific job on a given day, you must also know which employees shouldn’t work, according to demand forecasts, company policy, and employee preferences. Explore the various dynamics involved in managing employee vacations and the steps to take to optimize time off.

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Best Practices for Managing Just-in-time (JIT) Production

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing “is not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty.” How do you keep your company from falling prey to the “deer-in-the-headlights” syndrome and suffering from decision failures? In this guide, experts share their top seven best practices for deftly managing JIT manufacturing. Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Unified Communications

Unified communications (UC) has exploded in recent years, and with good reason. It isn’t a revolutionary idea to centralize the various components of real-time communication. However, the technology has evolved to a point where the implementation has caught up with the vision. This beginner’s guide to UC will help decode the jargon and give organizations a jumping off point for evaluating solutions to meet a wide range of communications needs. Read More

Time and Attendance: The Core of Managing and Measuring Your Workforce

This paper is based on data from more than 200 organizations in Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Workforce Management Study. It reviews the evolution of time and attendance, the impact of automation and integration, and the key role that time and attendance solutions play in managing and measuring today’s workforce.

Some of the key findings include:
  • Organizations with fully automated time and attendance saw 67% greater year-over-year improvement in customer satisfaction.
  • Organizations automating time and attendance were 73% more likely to have real-time visibility and reporting on current time and attendance data.
  • Workforce analytics was cited as a top workforce management concern, by 54% of organizations, but just 32% indicate they are using workforce analytics tools regularly.
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The Role of Human Resources in Managing Absence

Almost four in ten employers say the recession has increased their organization’s focus on reducing absence levels and costs. For these companies, human resources (HR) can provide effective absence management and promote accountability by providing accurate records and reports that illustrate trends and patterns that can help managers recognize early indicators of an ineffective department. Find out how. Read More

How to Increase Profits with Timesheet Software

To manage any resource, one must first see it clearly by tracking it carefully. Hence, time tracking should be a fundamental part of any business. Certainly, every business already tracks time at some level—even if only for payroll. The most successful businesses, however, understand that time tracking is a core business process, and they use that process to best advantage. Read More
 
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