Why you need to invest in Workforce Management in 2020

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As we head into our 20th year of supplying world-class technology to help businesses effectively manage their workforce, we thought we’d kick off by breaking down why 2020 is the year you need to invest in workforce management software.

As well as some of the growing Workforce Management Trends, we’ll be discussing key reasons that Workforce Management can help your organisation grow.

For the first in the series, we thought we’d get right to the heart of what makes Workforce Management so effective – Automation.

The Digital Revolution is here already.

It’s no secret the world is changing rapidly due to technological advances, meaning business processes and business culture needs to change just as fast to keep up with the market. Consumers and employees now expect a connected experience that’s as simplified and digital as possible, both at home and at work.

With Gen Z and Millennials becoming a strong part of the workforce in the UK, this expectation for self-service and automation (enabling your workers to check shifts, clock in, book holiday and more from their smartphone, tablet or computer) will grow.

By 2025 40% of large enterprises with hourly-paid workers and variable demand for labour will use automation to drive workforce scheduling decisions – Gartner.

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Most companies are already utilising automation daily in their business operations, so why not use it to complete tasks such as payroll, workforce planning and HR reminders?

By freeing up valuable human resources from automatable jobs, you can focus your talents efforts in places it really counts for your business.

Our Workforce Management system is not only designed with your immediate needs in mind but will help you respond and adapt as you grow.

Don’t be afraid

A key concern for Automation is fear from your workforce. Yes, there are many things machines can do – our Workforce Management software can automate payroll input and report absences for disciplinaries, but it can’t connect on a human level.

Which is why Workforce Management is a tool to help you streamline your HR operations, not fully replace them.

With automation also comes data. Your system will be securely collating every clock in, every holiday request and every key action set. By doing this you can enable big data to help drive workforce decisions. Taking the guesswork out of your business.

Other key business benefits of automation include removing the risk of human error, always ensuring the most skilled workforce for the task is scheduled and flagging lateness.

Get your people onside, fast

More companies than ever are looking to ‘futureproof’ the way they operate through digitalisation, but if you don’t have the most important aspect of your company – your employees - on board, rolling out the solution can be like pulling teeth.

This is why our system works for you and your employees, encouraging engagement and automating their schedule – whether working full time, shifts, remotely or flexible hours.

Adopting an automated HR system can also help you show your current employees you’re investing in them and attract new talent. Automation is transparent, fair and regulated by managers, so there are no arguments over pay, holiday allocation or time cards.

If all this isn’t enough, check back for our next article on how to most effectively manage your workforce.

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