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Is your company flexible enough to adapt to new ways of working?

Is your company flexible enough to adapt to new ways of working?

Covid-19 has challenged organisations all over the world and will forever change the way they operate. Softworks investigates how workforce management technology can assist businesses in navigating the new normal. It has undeniably challenged organisations all over the world and will forever alter how many operate. The pandemic has sparked the largest and fastest transformation of the workplace - automation, digitalization, and innovation to fit this new world are happening at an unprecedented rate.

It is clear that things will not simply return to normal; instead, businesses must look to the future and re-evaluate their systems and processes. Here are five reasons why you should conduct this re-evaluation immediately.

Health and Safety

Workforce Management technology enables businesses to better manage their employees' health and safety. It has the tools to ensure optimal shift patterns and rotations that take health and safety requirements, procedures, and regulations into account.

The system can tell you things like:

  • who is working where and when
  • who in their teams that they have been in contact with
  • if they have been self-isolating
  • when will it be safe for them to return to work
  • if they need a return-to-work interview
At the touch of a button, businesses can have all the information they need to answer these and multiple other questions.
Workforce planning and optimisation

Planning and decision-making in workforce management necessitate accurate real-time data. It is extremely difficult to manage your workforce effectively unless you have detailed information on employee time, attendance, absences, activities, skills, and scheduling.

This pandemic has caused severe disruption in workforce management planning and optimization. Employers must now find ways to ensure that their workforce is optimised under varying conditions, and a good system can automate many of these processes for you.


Managing new ways of working

Employers recognised the benefits of implementing flexible and remote working options even before Covid-19. Increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, and attracting and retaining talent are some of the advantages. A good system will provide you with a fully automated method of recording hours worked, managing flexi balances, and managing planned and unplanned absences.

Employees can log attendance on a PC, tablet, or mobile device by time or by email timesheets based on honour. There is no need for spreadsheets or manual processes, saving time, eliminating errors, and lowering administration.

Giving employees control

The most successful organisations today are those that empower their employees. They regard them as internal customers and are committed to meeting both their and the company's needs. This fosters a culture of empowered, engaged, and motivated employees who are more satisfied, productive, and loyal.

Employees can easily organise and manage their own time, attendance, schedules, annual leave, absences, and personal details by using self-service solutions. As a result, queries, calls, and emails to line managers, HR, and payroll departments are reduced.

Planning for the future
As organisations transition to a post-Covid-19 world, it is expected that new business priorities will lead to team reshaping and the upgrading of workforce procedures and policies to accommodate new ways of working. Employers will need reliable workforce data to determine budgets and costs in order to do so. Having a firm grasp on workforce costs and productivity is critical to your company's success.