Time and Attendance Systems are a must have for companies using zero-hours contracts

Tensor time and attendance systems for absence monitoring

Time and attendance software are a must for employers who need to manage workers on zero-hours contracts. This topic is a particularly important one nowadays, since, according to official ONS figures, some 801,000 people said they were on a contract that guaranteed no minimum hours (or ‘zero hours’ contract) in their main job – 2.5% of the employed UK workforce, up from 2.3% in the same period of 2014.

People on zero-hours contracts were more likely to be young, part time, women, or in full-time education when compared with other people in employment. On average, someone on a zero-hours contract usually worked 26 hours a week.

Around one in three people (37%) on a zero-hours contract wanted more hours, with most wanting them in their current job, as opposed to a different job which offered more hours. In comparison, 10% of other people in employment wanted more hours.

ONS statistician Nick Palmer said: “This latest figure is rather higher than the 697,000 people who said they were on these contracts in late 2014. Though at least some of this increase may be due to greater public recognition of the term ‘zero-hours contract’, there’s also nothing to suggest this form of employment is in decline.”

Tensor – Suppliers of Choice for Time and Attendance systems designed to meet your every need

Monitoring the employees’ working hours, especially when they’re hired on zero-hours contracts, can prove to be difficult at times, but Tensor plc’s comprehensive WinTA Enterprise.NET suite will make everything a lot easier, while also enabling companies to actually save money, by making their HR departments a lot more efficient.

WinTA Enterprise.NET is a complete smart card time and attendance system including European Working Time Directive checking and reporting, providing total control over working rules, Access Control, Job Costing and System Security.

Our advanced time and attendance solution can hold details for up to 2000 employees, including a photograph of each person, and allows the operators to easily search for the details of a particular employee, including their annualized hours. Furthermore, the WinTA Enterprise.NET will store information on up to 1000 production or department jobs, with employees booking time against these jobs via their smart cards or key fobs.

Additional very important features worth mentioning include the payroll and absence summary functions, shift swapping support, shift premiums, secondary pay bands support and auto clockout, meaning that employees will be automatically clocked out at a specific time.

If you want to find out more about Tensor’s WinTA Enterprise.NET suite, our dedicated team is ready to answer all of your questions.

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