Mobile time and attendance apps are the future of HR technology, experts argue

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Mobile time and attendance apps that enable users to easily clock in and out of a job, apply for holidays or manage their flexitime regardless of their particular location will become increasingly important on the future.

Mobile phone applications that give companies the ability to manage employees and increase productivity are set to become a major disruptive trend in human resources (HR) technology.

An increasingly higher number of firms and organizations are introducing mobile apps that look more like productivity tools, as well as the apps that enable them to improve HR data collection for analytics purposes, an area that is currently is advancing rapidly. In early 2014, only 3% to 4% of companies were analysing HR data. The figure is now 7%, according to Deloitte research.

Ultimately, the aim is for companies to collect and analyse data on their workforce in the same way they collect and analyse data on their employees, experts believe.

Tensor Mobile Self Service Module (SSM) – mobile clocking with advanced employee management features

The Mobile Self Service Module (SSM) within the Tensor.NET Time & Attendance offers superb accuracy and a friendly user-interface, complemented by best-in-class workforce productivity-enhancing features.

The Tensor Mobile SSM is a cross-platform app that transforms any iOS, Android or Windows Phone mobile device into a powerful personnel management tool. Available as a free download via the iTunes Store, Google Play or Windows Phone Store, Tensor Mobile SSM allows users to Clock IN and OUT at their respective locations, as well as requesting a period of absence, viewing remaining leave entitlements, recent clocking history and current flexitime balance. The system implements role based security, allowing administrators to easily choose which combination of features employees will have permission to access.

Additionally, mobile users will be able to easily book ON or OFF production jobs, and also receive notifications when their absence, clocking amendment or flexitime adjustment requests are approved or rejected.

Supervisors receive notifications when sub-ordinates create requests and can easily authorise or reject any requested periods of absence, absence cancellations or flexitime adjustments. The management of requests is made easy with the aid of a consolidated calendar displaying the absences of all subordinate employees.

Given its mobile nature, the application also offers a special provision to mitigate the possible connectivity losses, by storing all of the requests on the mobile device and transferring them immediately after a network connection is re-established.

Mobile clockings and job bookings, once submitted, are transferred to the central Tensor.NET application. In addition, the employee’s geographical position is also ascertained from their mobile device’s location and the employee’s movements and clocking records are plotted on a map viewable in Tensor.NET.

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor Mobile SSM app, just contact us or Book a Demo, we’d be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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