Remote Workers Module could help improve UK employee’s productivity

Remote Workers Module

A fully-featured remote workers module running on a smartphone can help employees spend less time in the office while improving their overall productivity and achieving a very good balance between their working and personal lives.

A recent survey of 2000 UK employees carried out on behalf of Microsoft Lumia has revealed that, despite nearly a third (30%) of respondents agreeing that their smartphone is essential to their jobs, nearly half of workers still spend their 40 hour weeks at their office desk.

Although a third of people participating in the poll say smartphones can make them more efficient, this doesn’t necessarily extend to their working life. Most respondents reported that their mobile is primarily for social use such as texting friends and family (67%), checking Facebook (50%) and personal banking (37%).

One in five employees did report using their smart phones for work purposes but 58 percent admitted that they don’t utilise this technology to its full potential. 37 percent said that although they are aware their phone has software for editing documents and creating spreadsheets they have never used it, and a surprising 21 percent of workers have claimed to have missed deadlines because of a lack of technology that was in fact available on their smart phone.

Improve your worker’s productivity with the remote workers module

Designed as a mobile extension of the Tensor.NET Time and Attendance System, the Mobile Self Service Module allows iPhone owners to Clock IN and OUT at their respective workplaces, as well as requesting a period of absence, viewing remaining leave entitlements, recent clocking history and current flexitime balance.

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

On the other hand, supervisors will be able to easily subordinate work colleague’s time sheets and approve or deny their absence requests. The management of requests is made easy with the aid of a consolidated calendar showing the absence of all subordinate employees.

Another very interesting detail worth mentioning here is the fact that the remote workers module also supports role based security, meaning that you can easily choose which combination of features employees will have access to. Disabled features, such as the ability to view flexitime, will simply not appear at all.

Given its mobile nature, the remote workers module application also offers a special provision to mitigate the possible connectivity losses, by storing all of the requests on the iPhone 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. Additionally, the employee’s geographical position is also ascertained from their iPhone’s location and the employee’s movements recorded in this manner are plotted on a map viewable in the Tensor.NET (which is a particularly useful features for field personnel).

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor Mobile Self Service Module and its functionality, just contact our dedicated product team or Book a Demo, one of our representatives will be more than happy to provide you with all the necessary information.

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