Just a few decades ago, the workday rarely deviated from 9 to 5. But those days are long gone. Today’s employees are demanding more flexible schedules that allow them to vary their arrival and departure times, work compressed weeks, share positions with other workers, and telecommute from home. Mitrefinch employee scheduling software makes managing flexible work arrangements easier than ever.
While flextime may have obvious benefits to employees, many people don’t realize that flexible schedules also have significant benefits to the organization. Improved employee productivity, reduction of sick days and absenteeism, improved employee retention and engagement, and reduction of costly overhead are just a few of the many benefits that organizations with flextime experience.
Of course, as great as flextime is for both employees and employers, those who manage time and attendance are faced with significant challenges. Keeping track of hours worked and scheduling shifts for employees who work traditional workdays is difficult enough. Add in part-time and full-time employee who work at different worksites, arrive and depart at non-traditional times, and share jobs with others, and ensuring accurate, error-free time tracking can be a total nightmare. If you attempt to do this manually, it can be almost impossible! The cost of these errors can really add up, and also make the organization vulnerable to FMLA and FSLA non-compliance.
So how does an organization enjoy the benefits of flextime without driving their human resources department bonkers? They put aside manual forms of tracking time and attendance in favor of automated programs such as Mitrefinch Workforce Management Software.
These programs facilitate flextime, allowing users to track employee time from the office, worksite, home, or in multiple locations using a wide variety of clocking options, from mobile Smartphones to biometric terminals and desktop readers. With just a few clicks of the mouse, users can create schedules and manage shifts with complex flextime specifications, while also accurately forecasting workloads, resources, and budgets by department.
One of the best things about Workforce Management Software is that it can be customized to your organization’s specific workforce needs. As your workforce needs to become more complex for example, your organization grows and you introduce more varied flextime policies, the system is designed to keep up.
If you want your organization to experience the benefits of flextime but are concerned about managing it, today’s automated time and attendance software means you no longer have to choose. Do you want to learn more about how Mitrefinch Workforce Management Software can help you better manage the specific flextime needs of your organization? Schedule a free demo today, and you’ll see why more than 65% of today’s organizations are switching to automated time and attendance systems.