May 11, 2017 0 comments

Honesty isn’t always assured – but ROI is

When investing in new software and hardware, organisations need to be sure they are going to get a good return on investment (ROI).

Attendance and rostering software have two very obvious “returns” and both make an impact from the very first day.

We all like to think that our staff can be trusted totally. That’s true for most staff but there are always those who want to take advantage of the weaknesses in your system. They are the minority, yet they can be a costly minority.

The ability to electronically track attendance via a fingerprint scanner will immediately cut out dishonesty in the workplace. It’s interesting to note that employees often don’t think they are doing something terribly wrong when they “clock on” for another member of staff with whom they are friends. (From an employer’s point of view, however, it’s the type of ‘team bonding’ you can do without.)

So if you are in an environment that requires the regimentation of time clocks, you probably know that sometimes you are being taken advantage of. Unlike other solutions, such as clock-punching, a fingerprint scanner is linked to a unique individual and cannot be faked.

In addition, the data is automatically entered into the system, with no human intervention. This not only saves time, it cuts out another process that can be improperly altered.

 

On a more positive note…

Return on investment for attendance and rostering also has many positive benefits.

When attendance records can’t be ‘fudged’, your business will see all staff starting and finishing when they should. There’s nothing quite so debilitating for a team as when someone is working fewer hours than they should, while the rest of the team ‘soldiers on’.

As staff work their full allocation of hours, productivity will rise – along with morale. As you begin achieving more on the same payroll, adjustments can be made to your rostering processes to streamline your operation.

Still not convinced? We know of a building company that had vans at remote sites. When they installed GPS into each van, they quickly worked out who was on site at 7 am – and who wasn’t but said they were! This only had to be raised once with the individuals. After that, every member of the team was in the right place at the right time … and being paid for it.

 

If you’re interested in boosting productivity and staff morale, we are available to discuss options with you. No two businesses are the same, and we understand that you may have specific needs or concerns about how to implement attendance and rostering software in your workplace. Please contact us today if you’d like to know more!

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