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Covid-19 has posed a threat to organizations all over the world, and it will forever alter how workplaces run. It’s evident that the workplace will never be the same again. Businesses must now consider the future of workforce management and rethink how their existing structures and processes can function in this new world.
The good thing is that this technology is already available. From contactless fever detection clocking terminals to software that automates repetitive and complex employee management tasks while still providing a wealth of business data, the possibilities are endless.
Here are three ways to improve workforce management technology:
Workforce Planning and Optimization
The pandemic has brought attention to the importance of flexible, sensitive workforce management planning and the need for reliable real-time data. Without accurate details on employee time, attendance, absences, tasks, expertise, and scheduling, it’s almost impossible to control them effectively. Employers must also figure out how to optimize and prepare for fluctuating demand and environmental factors. Many of these procedures can be automated with the help of a robust workforce management system.
Managing New Ways of Working
Employers were aware of the advantages of implementing flexible and remote working options even before Covid-19. Increased production, decreased absenteeism, and attracting and retaining talent are only a few of the benefits. A good system would allow you to track hours worked, maintain flexible balances, and manage planned and unplanned absences entirely automatically. Employees may clock in or use honor-based email timesheets to record attendance on a computer, tablet, or mobile device. There’s no need for spreadsheets or manual procedures, which saves time, eliminates mistakes, and cuts down on administration.
Employee Health and Safety
Workforce management software enables you to monitor your workers’ health and safety properly. You have the resources you need to ensure that appropriate change patterns and rotations are in place, taking into account health and safety standards, policies, and regulations. Your system will tell you who is working when and where, who your team members have communicated with, whether they have been self-isolating, and when it is safe for them to return to work. And whether a return-to-work interview is needed. You have all the details required to answer these and other questions about your team’s health and safety at the click of a button.