Companies using zero-hour contracts require effective Time and Attendance systems

Zero-hours contracts have become quite popular over the past few years in the UK retail and tourism sectors, as they significantly reduce workforce-related costs. However, in order to efficiently apply such an employment method on a wide scale, companies need to implement solid time and attendance solutions that will make it very easy for HR managers to precisely determine the number of hours worked by each individual employee.

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A person who’s signed a zero-hours contract has to be ready for work whenever the employer requires his or her services. Unfortunately, under this type of contract, no specific amount of work is guaranteed, so members of staff will never have a fixed income.

Additionally, only the hours that are effectively worked qualify for payment, which means that, although the national minimum wage applies, an employer is not obliged to offer sick leave or holiday pay.

This type of contract can significantly reduce costs, but in order to actually attain such savings, employers need to thoroughly monitor the number of hours worked by each individual member of staff.

And this is specifically where Tensor could help, given our extensive experience in the field of workforce management and time and attendance solutions.

The WinTA.NET is the flagship product of our proven range of Windows based time and attendance products, offering complete and comprehensive control over the creation of working rules, Access Control, Job Costing and System Security. It has specifically been designed for multiple companies, each managing multiple sites.

A complete smart card time and attendance system including European Working Time Regulations checking and reporting, ensuring that your company remains compliant with both regional and national legislation.

The Enterprise edition software has a familiar Windows interface, providing quick and easy access to information.

If you’d like to find out additional information regarding the WinTA.NET range of products, just get in touch with our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to answer any questions and queries you might have.

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