How can I schedule employees to know how many are in the office?

This has been the most asked topic over the last 8 weeks through several different questions.

  • How can I schedule employees into future weeks?
  • How can employees see what days have fewer people based on government limits?
  • How can employees pick what day they want?

Here is my best answer to the problem

  • Build out a schedule for each desk
  • Gives employees access to choose a desk on the day that suits them
  • Once the desks are gone for the day, there are no more desks to select 
  • Allow employees to trade desks with each other 
  • Report on expected V actual
  • Get visibility on people who book and don’t arrive

Once you have built your initial schedule copy to the following week in seconds.

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Scheduling employees with contact tracing

Scheduling staff across 1 or many rosters is a challenge at the best of times, imagine then being asked to run a report from your schedules on who worked with who on what day and in what area to assist with contact tracing. Can you imagine how long it would take to bring this information together?

What if you could simply choose a contact tracing report to run that did all of this for you?Deputy contact tracing

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Log hours for all employees – Have you caught up with latest legislation?

As we all start to return back to work over the coming weeks it is the perfect time to put your systems in place for employee timekeeping. New changes that came into place on March 1st, 2020, for the most part, may have been overshadowed by COVID-19.

Several modern awards now need people who are paid under annualised salary provisions to actually record there start and finish time each day.

Who is impacted?

If you’re covered under the following modern awards, this will be relevant to you:

  • Banking, Finance and Insurance Award 2010
  • Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010
  • Contract Call Centres Award 2010
  • Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award 2010
  • Legal Services Award 2010
  • Mining Industry Award 2010
  • Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award 2010 (clerical employees only)
  • Salt Industry Award 2010
  • Telecommunications Services Award 2010
  • Water Industry Award 2010
  • Wool Storage, Sampling and Testing Award 2010

If you work under the following awards, the changes will apply to you, but only if you agree to the new arrangements

  • Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award 2010
  • Local Government Industry Award 2010
  • Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2010
  • Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award 2010 (non-clerical employees)
  • Pharmacy Industry Award 2010
  • Rail Industry Award 2010
  • Horticulture Award
  • Pastoral Award 2010

Start your trial and make the collection of employee start and finish times easier than ever before, integrate directly into your payroll saving many weekly hours of manual data collation, calculation and data entry.

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The Fair Work Commission is introducing changes to the terms of several modern awards which will mean that from 1 March 2020 there will be new obligations on employers paying annual salaries under these provisions. Although these changes will vary slightly from award to award, some of the common changes will require employers to:

  1. Have in place written documentation that records which provisions of the award are intended to be included within the annual salary.
  2. Specify in this documentation the ‘outer limits’ of the number of overtime or penalty rate hours that are included within the annual salary in each pay period/roster cycle.
  3. Where an employee works hours that exceed those ‘outer limits’ in a pay period/roster cycle, pay the employee for those hours worked (at the relevant overtime or penalty rate) within the relevant pay cycle.
  4. Keep records of the start times, finish times and unpaid break times for each employee paid an annual salary, and have employees sign, or acknowledge as accurate, that record in each pay cycle.
  5. Perform an annual ‘reconciliation’ every 12 months, calculated from the commencement of the annualised salary arrangement or upon the termination of the employee’s employment. The annual reconciliation will involve calculating the amount the employee would have been paid if they were paid on an hourly basis in accordance with the award. If there is any shortfall it must be paid within 14 days.

In addition, some awards will require that annual salaries under these provisions can only be paid where employees agree to this arrangement.

 

Start your trial and make the collection of employee start and finish times easier than ever before, integrate directly into your payroll saving many weekly hours of manual data collation, calculation and data entry.

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Is this the end of fingerprint employee time clocks?

A recent case in court has shocked everybody, an employee who refused to sign in with his finger biometrically to work every day was sacked, he then sued the company he worked for and lost his first court case, appealed and then won in the high court.

This should send the shivers down the backs of every company asking employees to sign in and sign out with a biometric time clock. This was the first time a case like this was bought to court.

His case was simple – my biometrics are my biometrics and you cannot have them and you can’t force me to give them to you.

Get rid of your biometric employee time clock before you have the same issues at your workplace

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Deputy evacuation reporting

I get asked this question about evacuation and time and attendance a lot,  typically a time and attendance system has all the hourly paid employees who sign in and sign out each day but management data is missing as they do not physically sign in and each each day. Some customers will ask can we use the access control data for management as they all tap into the access control system. Access control system data is not much good if you do not have a turnstile to make sure single file only, when access control is on a door one person swipes and opens the door and multiple people can walk through without swiping.

So what is the best way to get an evacuation report from a time and attendance system?

The answer is quite easy really, you can implement a visitor management system that has the ability to receive all the employee clocking’s from the time and attendance system and allows salaried staff to sign in and out their presence on site for evacuation, all of the data comes together in one evacuation module including any contractors currently signed in on site.

 

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