Workforce management systems have the potential to improve work/life balance
Workforce management systems have the potential to significantly improve the UK workers’ overall work/life balance and productivity, data from a recent report by Adobe has been able to suggest.
The Future of Work report found that technology was very important to a person’s opinion of their role, as 64% of people believed better technology would make their work day better and easier. Seven in 10 (68%) respondents from the UK said technology improves work/life balance and Nearly three-quarters (72%) of UK employees claimed that access to technology to connect with colleagues more efficiently is the most important factor within their workplace, equal to access to food and drink throughout the day.
Additionally, 60% of UK workers say they love their job, and 68% stated that they would carry on working even if they won the lottery. When it comes to time spent at work, 72% of UK workers said they would rather work long hours in a job they love than shorter hours in one they do not enjoy.
UK employees claimed to spend 76% of their waking hours working or thinking about work on a typical working day. It seems this inability to disconnect continues over the weekend as 33% of UK workers’ waking hours are again spent working or thinking about work.
Jeff Vijungco, vice president of global talent at Adobe, explained that some organisations might be focusing on the wrong things when trying to make employees happy.
“Employers may be focusing too much on ping-pong tables and free dry cleaning, instead of technology that helps their employees feel motivated, valued and productive,” he said. “Employers need to pay attention to productivity more than perks, and realise that their employees are happy to work when a company invests in their success.”
Tensor workforce management systems – the right technology for your employees
Tensor plc is a market leader in the employee management systems’ segment. We supply an extensive range of systems designed specifically to help HR departments record accurate data regarding the employee’s activity, their performance, as well as their attendance.
Our flagship WinTA.NET integrated workforce management solution incorporates a dedicated Absence Planning and Entitlement Management feature.
WinTA.NET is a web enabled, mobile / wireless technology based Time & Attendance system designed for those companies employing 20 people to 10,000+. The solution provides total control over the creation of working rules, Access Control, Job Costing and System Security and has specifically been designed for multiple companies, each managing multiple sites.
Our comprehensive, yet user-friendly software comes pre-loaded with graphical calendar charts that provide a colourful way of viewing an individual’s or a department’s absence records.
Each employee can be allocated different entitlements for absence such as annual leave or allowed sickness. As absence is booked and taken, the remainder available for each entitlement is updated. Entitlement formulae are used to calculate more complex entitlements calculated on a rising scale based upon length of service.
WinTA.NET supplies the relevant managers with information on employee’s absences through warning email notifications or via hardcopy reports. After that, the system would rapidly identify missing employees that are expected to be at work and then informs you via automatic email reporting reports distributed by email.
If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor workforce management solutions, just contact our team or Book a Demo, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.