Employee management systems to help UK businesses mitigate capacity issues
Employee management systems can help UK businesses grow and take on more work despite the ongoing capacity issues revealed by the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
Over a third of UK businesses (36%) have no capacity to take on more work, and almost three in five (57%) have ‘little capacity’, the survey revealed.
Given the high proportion of employers indicating that they would struggle to meet additional demand with current staffing numbers, the survey also reveals that 84 percent of employers are planning to hire permanent staff in the next three months, and only seven percent plan to reduce numbers.
This month’s JobsOutlook also found that that, in the medium term, 76 percent of firms want to hire more permanent staff but just one percent plan to reduce the number of permanent workers.
Furthermore, 43 percent of employers want to hire more agency workers in the next quarter, whilst 37 percent plan to do so in the medium term and 80 percent of hirers say they use agency workers to gain short-term access to key strategic skills.
84 percent of microbusinesses state that they intend to create more permanent jobs over the next quarter compared to 21 percent this time last year and the survey also revealed a concern among employers about a potential shortage of workers with ‘education and training skills’, with over a quarter of employers (26%) raising this as an issue.
Tensor employee management systems help you plan ahead easily
Tensor will help you take control of shifts, manning levels and working patterns at your small or large business with the help of our Smart Card based payroll and Time & Attendance systems.
For example, manning levels in our WinTA.NET application are based upon employee skills required during the working week. WinTA.NET is a proactive system that keeps managers abreast of events. It does this by automatically emailing or SMS text messaging both employees and system users on various issues.
A separate module is available for rostering and manpower scheduling. You are pre-warned when applying a shift pattern that will result in a Working Time Regulations infringement.
Furthermore, both the WinTA Lite and WinTA Enterprise time and attendance systems can be integrated with Personnel Software which offers features that will save time and aid strategic planning, especially in emergency situations (strikes, natural disasters, etc.).
Mobile or wireless technology based time & attendance for employers from Tensor ensures an organization is kept up to date with who is missing at the workplace.
If you’d like to find out more about Tensor’s advanced workforce management software, just contact us or Book a Demo, we’d be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.