Serious absence management issues cost industry £14bn a year!

Posted on Thursday 7th August
Essential to the ongoing financial success of a business is its profitability and cashflow. This profitability will depend on many factors including the skill and management expertise of the individuals within the business. Their ability to act will also depend on them being ... Read more »

Do your staff members sometimes need a simple unavailability period instead of an absence?

Posted on Wednesday 6th August
Employees can set themselves unavailable for any period of time by going to their shift calendar in the staff portal, clicking on a day in it and setting the dates of the unavailability. Unavailabilities do not require admin approval and show up in both the staff and admin calendars. ... Read more »

What are your workforce management problems and how could software solve them?

Posted on Thursday 31st July
What is workforce management? Workforce management in layman’s terms is the task of managing or handling your employees, staff or workforce. That’s managing their hours, the tasks they do, the scheduling of both of these, their overall workload, their allocation to specific jobs, tasks or s... Read more »

Do some of your shifts have extra expenses connected to them?

Posted on Wednesday 30th July
You can add expenses to shifts. Here's how: 1. Go to your Schedule page and click on the Shifts List icon in the top left corner. 2. Find the shift in the list you want to add an expense to and click on the little magnifying glass icon on the right hand side of it. 3. This will take you to the shift detai... Read more »

Increase in the use of temporary labour shows importance of flexible working

Posted on Thursday 24th July
According to Staffing Industry Analysts and the latest Comensura Government Index, during April 2013 to March 2014, temporary labour usage in local authorities and other public bodies increased by a total of +2.7%. The increase shows that local authorities are continuously more eager to use temporary workforce to pro... Read more »

Do you need to share documents with all staff members or even just specific ones?

Posted on Thursday 24th July
When uploading new documents on your documents page, you can make them relevant or visible to either all staff or specific employees. Making the document relevant means that the document will show up on the selected staff members' profiles in the Admin portal Making it visible means that the selected staff... Read more »

​Timesheets – challenges of paper recording and the online alternatives

Posted on Monday 21st July
Love them or hate them, paper timesheets have been used by companies for years and years despite the many problems and challenges to overcome when dealing with them. Information collection The process of collecting the information for the completion and submission of timesheets can ... Read more »

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