Time and attendance management system can easily set up night shifts

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The number of people taking up night shifts has increased significantly over the past couple of years, recent data published by TUC has been able to suggest.

The report, titled ”A Hard Day’s Night”, points out that there has been a 6.9% increase in people working nights between 2007 and 2014.

The number of women working nights has grown at a faster rate than their male colleagues, with regular night working by women increasing by 12% since 2007, compared to a 4% rise for men.

The TUC’s report recommendations include ensuring that night working is only introduced where necessary, and state that shift patterns should be negotiated between unions and employers.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We all value night workers, whether they are cleaning our office, caring for a sick relative or driving all night so that there are fresh goods in our local shop. But night work is hard and it disrupts family life. So we must show our appreciation for the sacrifices night workers make by ensuring they have sensible rights and protections.

“It’s not right for employers to require night working without adequate consultation and negotiation. With night work increasing employers must play fair and play safe, or public safety will be put at risk and the families of night workers will suffer.”

Time and attendance management system can easily set up night shifts

Effectively managing employees that work on a rota or shift basis can prove to be a rather challenging task for many employers, and this is specifically where Tensor’s WinTA.NET system can help them save a lot of time and money (including legal expenses for cases such as the one above).

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

The system supports comprehensive user-definable Working Patterns, Rosters, and Shifts. By using a Tensor Smart Card and input device (keypad, barcode scanner etc), workers can book time against multi-tiered jobs to produce a fully costed analysis and breakdown of time spent on each job.

WinTA.NET can handle all frequently used methods of calculating employee hours, from simple determination of overtime by the number of daily hours worked, to the more complex payment of overtime hours adjusted when periodic targets are not met.

A number of basic rules control how hours are calculated. These include settings to separate “worked time” into:

– Different overtime rates.

– Handle night shift working.

– Inserting unpaid breaks when employees do not clock them.

Users can also insert breaks either between set times, and/or after a minimum number of hours have been worked. They can also easily set work patterns, which are a combination of daily rules that are either a repeating pattern of shifts or a list of alternative rules.

Here, WinTA.NET will predict the most appropriate shift depending on the time an employee clocks IN. Each type of pattern can be set up to override the normal pattern and use a specific shift on public holidays or shutdown days.

If you would like to find out more about the plethora of features and extensive functionality delivered by Tensor’s top-range workforce management systems, just contact us or Book a Demo, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions.

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