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An Effective Workforce Management Strategy is All you Need Now!

By Hanna Wilson, HR tech Outlook | Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Your workforce management strategy needs to focus on all the required activities to manage and sustain a productive, cost-effective, and happy workforce.

FREMONT, CA: if your organization is struggling to survive without an appropriate talent management strategy, it would eventually fail to reach the level of efficiency, cost-effectiveness, resilience, and agility needed to thrive and adapt to today's marketplace. Your staff management strategy needs to concentrate on all the activities necessary to maintain and retain a healthy, cost-effective, and satisfied workforce. This includes consistent processes and practices for handling staff time and attendance, appointments, and absences.

This is not an easy feat in today's heavily regulated world economy. Areas such as compliance today stretch well beyond state, provincial, and national boundaries. The challenge of maintaining enforcement and staying up to date with laws and regulations has become overly complicated and nuanced. When more and more companies learn, non-compliance is very dangerous and can result in heavy fines and legal consequences, decreased staff productivity, and poor visibility.

For these reasons, you need to ensure that your organization has an effective strategy for workforce management that includes time and attendance tracking, staff scheduling, absence and leave management, and regulatory and legislative compliance.

In order to develop an effective workforce management strategy, you need to consider the following three areas.

Standardization of Processes & Policies

First and foremost, you need to standardize your policies and laws. Consistency and accountability are crucial for handling staff time and attendance, scheduling, and leave. Employees need to understand clearly the mechanisms and practices underlying the protocols and to be sure that they are being implemented equally across the organization.

Automation of Time & Attendance Tracking

I can't believe that there's any company out there that encourages their managers to waste their time monitoring timesheets to the detriment of managing their staff, particularly in industries such as manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. In these technology-driven days, there is no point in not automating time and attendance monitoring. Through doing so, you can open up divisions such as HR, Finance, and Logistics for more strategic activities and give the line managers the time they need to manage their tasks.

Automation of Employee Scheduling Function

One person, too many on a schedule, is a mistake you can't afford and, in many cases, can mean the difference between profit and loss. With automated scheduling, you can pre-plan your schedules to optimize your cost revenue ratios. They enable supervisors and managers to accurately create schedules that align labor with forecasted demand while adhering to company policies and regulatory compliance. Depending on your business's requirements, you can choose from an out of the box, quick to install a web-based scheduling solution to a bespoke real-time scheduling & optimization system.

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