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KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management
Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC

hr policies in modern companies  30-year period, because the HR department didn't end his leave, and the sick leave accrued over time. Astute WFM systems should track every minute from clock-in to clock-out. They can track “off the clock work,” which refers to indirect time—for cleaning up before or after a shift, allotted breaks, travel time between assignments/tasks, etc. While labor management systems typically measure the amount of time to perform specific tasks, they may not account for the time before or between these tasks,

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Human Resources (HR)

Human Resources encompasses all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees.  Modules will include Personnel Management, Benefit Management, Payroll Management, Employee Self Service, Data Warehousing and Health & Safety.  

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