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25 January 2021

Eliminate Micro-Managing Within Your Organization

Posted by Meg McCormick

Over the past decade, improvements in HR technology continue to be abundant. Yet, many organizations hesitate to implement technology based on lack of knowledge, cost, or simply being comfortable with a tired, manual process that is seemingly getting the job done. The question is, if there is access to a seamless transition into a simple, easy to use HR workforce management system that mitigates micro-managing, would you still remain with your manual processes?

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18 January 2021

Why Consider Extra Duty Management for Police?

Posted by Meg McCormick

The beauty of an extra duty management service is that it removes the pain staking hassles of communicating and scheduling with contractors to fill extra duty jobs. Building relationships with contractors and managing overtime jobs takes valuable time away from what is truly essential in managing a police department. By using an extra duty management service provider, the responsibility is theirs to work directly with your contractors and eligible extra duty officers to build communication and ensure that all jobs are filled accurately and fairly. 

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11 January 2021

Plan Ahead Through COVID-19 with Workforce Management

Posted by Meg McCormick
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04 January 2021

Don’t Be the One to Overlook this Crucial Aspect of Payroll Automation

Posted by Meg McCormick

Effectively managing payroll is key for business success. If payroll within your organization is not handled correctly and efficiently, what other aspects of your business are being taken seriously? In the past, payroll was manually accounted for, leaving room for human error. In today’s workforce, paperless payroll, or payroll automation, is most common. This process streamlines payroll operations and combats error in employee time and laborwages, taxes, withholdings, overtime, vacation, and commissions. 

Now with such a large selection of payroll service providers with competitive price points, the percentage of automated payroll services within businesses is considerably higher. Ranging between all sizes of business, the use of payroll automation is an absolute necessity.

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28 December 2020

7 Benefits of Workforce Management Software for Public Safety

Posted by Meg McCormick

Historically, Public Safety agencies have been required to buy, build, and maintain internal IT infrastructures despite exponential costs. The primary justification for this cost was to control and secure confidential data. However today, dedicated hosting centers for software applications have become a more viable alternative for police, correctional, and fire agencies due to the heightened security and precautions these data centers employ 24/7/365. 

Workforce management systems that are hosted at professional data centers are considered Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or cloud computing. Now, agencies can plug in and subscribe to services built on this shared infrastructure via the Internet. In recent years, the benefits of software as a service have become more recognizable because of the following: 

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21 December 2020

How Interns Benefit Business Practices

Posted by Meg McCormick

Internships allow for individuals to immerse themselves in a specific environment that relates to their desired occupation or profession. An intern is provided with the ability to understand related daily activities and make connections of what they learned and how to apply it to what they are experiencing. Internships are not only beneficial for prospective workers but also for businesses interested in qualifying employees prior to hire. 

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14 December 2020

Workforce Management Implementation Best Practices

Posted by Meg McCormick

The implementation of a workforce management system is meant to improve productivity, profitability and efficiency of an organization. The decision is made with the best intentions but as the system is undergoing implementation, it's critical that all involved parties be totally onboard and committed to its success. New technology can be difficult to learn, but with the correct methodology in place, risks are minimized, and rate of success increases with sound implementation practices. This article discusses the top 3 obstacles businesses may experience when implementing a workforce management system and how to overcome those obstacles to ensure project success. 

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07 December 2020

Workforce Management and Flex Scheduling

Posted by Meg McCormick

Often, employees find difficulty with finding ways to mesh their work schedule with their personal schedule. With a customizable workforce management system, alleviate the stress many employees may face throughout the day, while keeping mission critical business activities on track. Compose guidelines that will ensure meetings aren’t missed, while giving employees some freedom with their schedule. In this post, we will discuss how both employers and employees can benefit from a flex scheduling system. 

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30 November 2020

Why Keeping Track of Time and Attendance Is More Important Than Ever for the Bottom Line

Posted by Meg McCormick

Business owners understand the importance of keeping track of their employees' time and attendance. The task can be challenging without a system that can simplify the process and keep the information organized. Many businesses have been implementing scheduling software that automatically tracks and computes all the data. However, an effective workforce management software system can offer more than just the basics to simplify and advance the workforce. This article discusses what qualities are needed to ensure you are not overspending on your scheduling efforts. 

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23 November 2020

Workforce Management Technology Improving Employee Engagement and Retention

Posted by Meg McCormick

Ensuring that your staff have a positive experience at work will ultimately result in a return on investmentIt takes effort into creating a functional and fulfilling environment where employees become personally dedicated to their workWith staff excited to be a part of every endeavor, communication heightens due to a common interest. This builds employee engagement; and not to mention remarkable rapport among one another.  

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