The demand for flexible working spaces is set to grow by up to 30% annually for the next five years across Europe, according to a report by property firm Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL), which is likely to disrupt workforce management practices for a very large number of companies.
The report suggests that the main reason why flexible office space and services are becoming so popular is that they allow clients to shrink or grow their number of desks, or the period they need them for.
The paper goes on to reveal that flexible workspace operators have taken up one sixth of all new commercial property in the UK capital and last year their footprint outside the capital tripled with Manchester and Birmingham seeing the fastest growth.
Initially considered the perfect setup for start-ups, these facilities are increasingly being used by large multi-national organisations who need to expand or reduce their workforce depending on the volume of work they have.
However, the use of these flexible spaces also raises another question – how can staff attendance be monitored accurately?
TENSOR MOBILE CLOCKING APP DELIVERS SUPERB FUNCTIONALITY FOR YOUR FLEXIBLE WORKFORCE
The Mobile Self Service Module (SSM) within the Tensor.NET Time & Attendance offers superb accuracy and a friendly user-interface, complemented by best-in-class workforce productivity-enhancing features.
The Tensor Mobile SSM is a cross-platform app that transforms any iOS, Android or Windows Phone mobile device into a powerful personnel management tool. Available as a free download via the iTunes Store, Google Play or Windows Phone Store, Tensor Mobile SSM allows users to Clock IN and OUT at their respective locations, as well as requesting a period of absence, viewing remaining leave entitlements, recent clocking history and current flexitime balance. The system implements role based security, allowing administrators to easily choose which combination of features employees will have permission to access.
Additionally, mobile users will be able to easily book ON or OFF production jobs, and also receive notifications when their absence, clocking amendment or flexitime adjustment requests are approved or rejected.
Supervisors receive notifications when sub-ordinates create requests and can easily authorise or reject any requested periods of absence, absence cancellations or flexitime adjustments. The management of requests is made easy with the aid of a consolidated calendar displaying the absences of all subordinate employees.
Given its mobile nature, the application also offers a special provision to mitigate the possible connectivity losses, by storing all of the requests on the mobile device 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. In addition, the employee’s geographical position is also ascertained from their mobile device’s location and the employee’s movements and clocking records are plotted on a map viewable in Tensor.NET.
If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor Mobile SSM app, just contact us or Book a Demo, we’d be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.