Time and attendance systems help managers monitor and manage manning levels
A modern time and attendance system could be easily implemented and used for managing and monitoring manning levels across organizations in the educational segment, especially when strike action is likely.
This situation will happen in West Dunbartonshire, where teachers at all of the area’s secondary schools will go on strike for the first time in 30 years, according to a recent news report into this matter.
Staff will walk out on Tuesday, January 12, and will also stage “continuous industrial action” by refusing to work beyond contracted hours after January 13. The industrial action is a direct result of the £600,000 of cuts announced by West Dunbartonshire Council, which teachers argue will add to their already overburdened workload and impact on the education of pupils.
Earlier this month, teachers’ union the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) balloted its members over whether to strike and 88 per cent of the respondents voted yes.
Mick Dolan, joint secretary of West Dunbartonshire EIS, said: “The last time teachers took such action was over 30 years ago, demonstrating their strength of feeling on this matter.”
Tensor time and attendance system help you plan ahead easily
The Tensor time and attendance system 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.).
A mobile or wireless technology based time and attendance system for employers from Tensor ensures an organization is kept up to date with who is missing at the workplace.
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