Skills and workforce management systems can ensure the timely delivery of government projects
Implementing and making use of efficient skills and workforce management systems can help organizations involved in government projects ensure that they are delivered in a timely manner.
Unfortunately, a recent report by the National Audit Office (NAO) suggests that, in fact, high levels of staff turnover and skills shortages mean that a third of government projects are expected to miss their delivery target.
The report points out that there are 149 projects in the Government Major Project Portfolio, with a whole-life cost of £511 billion and an expected spend of £25 billion in 2015-16, but 35 per cent of the projects scheduled for delivery in the next five years are rated as red or amber-red, meaning they’re not likely to be completed on deadline.
Several causes were flagged in the report including high turnover of leaders, a failure to attract vital talent, and skills shortages relating to digital and commercial expertise forcing projects to rely on contractors.
Improvements could be achieved, the report said, if roles and competencies were clearly defined to enable project delivery professionals to be transferred more easily between departments.
NAO said that a key challenge for the project authority and civil service department during this parliament was to develop a process to prioritise projects by strategic importance, then deploy skilled to these projects.
Workforce management systems can reduce operational costs and bolster productivity
Tensor plc is a market leader in the employee management systems’ segment. We supply an extensive range of systems designed specifically to help HR departments record accurate data regarding the employee’s activity, their performance, as well as their attendance.
Our flagship WinTA.NET integrated workforce management solution incorporates a dedicated Absence Planning and Entitlement Management feature.
WinTA.NET is a web enabled, mobile / wireless technology based Time & Attendance system designed for those companies employing 20 people to 10,000+. The solution provides total control over the creation of working rules, Access Control, Job Costing and System Security and has specifically been designed for multiple companies, each managing multiple sites.
Our comprehensive, yet user-friendly software comes pre-loaded with graphical calendar charts that provide a colourful way of viewing an individual’s or a department’s absence records.
Each employee can be allocated different entitlements for absence such as annual leave or allowed sickness. As absence is booked and taken, the remainder available for each entitlement is updated. Entitlement formulae are used to calculate more complex entitlements calculated on a rising scale based upon length of service.
WinTA.NET supplies the relevant managers with information on employee’s absences through warning email notifications or via hardcopy reports. After that, the system would rapidly identify missing employees that are expected to be at work and then informs you via automatic email reporting reports distributed by email.
If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor workforce management solutions, just contact our team or Book a Demo, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.