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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Managing employees Time & Attendance just got a whole lot easier

Posted on: January 25, 2019 | Categories: rostering scheduling StaffRosters Blog Time & Attendance

Well this is the best news to begin 2019, prior to this recent change it was costing $5 per employee per month for the most advanced scheduling and Time & Attendance system. We have a bunch of customers though that do not need the scheduling and some customers who do not want Time & Attendance, they just want scheduling.

Now you can have your cake and eat it to.

If you just want Scheduling $2 per employee per month, does not get any easier than that

If you just want Time & Attendance $3 per employee per month

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Improve your scheduling software with 2 easy features

Having kids that work in the hospitality industry it is easy to see how manual scheduling process are still today. After working more than 20 years in this industry I am not surprised when a modern company is discovered to be still using paper time sheets and notes for scheduling.

Every customer with a manual system has issues building, distributing and maintaining the schedule. Every person who has ever had to build, distribute and then maintain a weekly or monthly schedule knows exactly what I am talking about here.

Building and sharing the schedule – It is one thing to build the schedule, once built you can share the schedule with all employees. I have seen customers share the employee schedule on a notice board, in the lunch room, more progressive companies try using Facebook.

Maintaining the schedule – If your employees work the same hours each week doing the same work week in and week out then scheduling is very simple, copy this week into next week and away you go again. If your company is in retail or hospitality or health then schedules can change with a minutes notice. A restaurant may get busy 2 hours earlier than expected due to extra customers walking in off the street.  What ever the reason how do you manage many changes to the schedule every day? Some companies will change the schedule daily, reprint and stick back on the noticeboard. Can you imagine doing this every day?

Ways clever scheduling can help your business profit!

1/ Availability – Imagine if your employees could advise their availability in advance so when you went to build the schedule automatically employees who advised previously they were unavailable would not be available to schedule. (you can still over ride this feature if desperate for an employee to walk however the feature is designed to help both the employee and the scheduler.

2/ Shift Swap – One of the best features ever invented for many industries. If my daughter wants to swap a shift at her manual scheduling job she has to start contacting other staff to find one who will say yes they can work and take her shift, I can see the stress this puts on my daughter as she does not want to let her work down when something has come up including being sick. I cant imagine the stress this puts on a scheduler who’s job it is to replace a person who calls in sick, calling number after number until someone is found. What a waste of time? How much time would your staff save if employees managed the shift swap?

Employees can only swap with suitably skilled employees to replace them. What an awesome add on to shift swap!!

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Can you sign into scheduling software without scheduling?

This is a great question and one that pops up a lot, customers vary, many need to schedule every person that is working, some need to schedules some staff while others just need to sign in and sign out without scheduling. The most common place I find where customers want employees to sign in and out without a schedule is when labour costing is involved. Labour costing for employee attendance can be 1 of 2 things.

Option 1 – labour costing 

Sign in and out against the job. Many customers need to know how many hours are spent on a job, if you have multiple jobs and the jobs are long term you can schedule easily. If your jobs are short term or you have limited control over the start and finish time of the job then you need to be able to have the employees sign in and sign out without scheduling.

Option 2 – labour costing with cost codes

Not as popular as labour costing against the job but for the customers that need the data it is very easy to create an easy way for the employee to sign in against the job and the cost code, for example Job 1 – painting or Job 1 – cleaning.

No matter how you need to collect your data to make payroll easier (integration to Xero available) contact me to assist you set up your 30 day trial

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Australian Botanic Gardens select Time & People to implement across multiple locations

Posted on: August 8, 2018 | Categories: scheduling StaffRosters Blog Time & Attendance

After looking at several solution The Australian Botanic Gardens have selected Time & People to implement employee scheduling and time and attendance across multiple locations. Selected to replace existing employee time clocks the online scheduling software centralises information from multiple locations into one data set. Communication will be improved across all locations with the built in communication module allowing a manager to connect with one or many people from a single location or across multiple locations with all communication available for admin and payroll staff..

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Sydney’s Botanic Garden is home to more than 28000 individual plants. Mt Annan in the Blue Mountains is built over 416 ha. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and The Domain, Sydney are now Australia’s most extensive and digitally-connected spaces with 40 ‘smart-nodes’ providing free high-speed WiFi throughout the Garden and Domain for visitors, plus we have a brand-new app.

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