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16 September 2020

Prevent Unwanted Scheduling Errors

Posted by Meg McCormick

There are few instances that derail a day more quickly than a scheduling error. All too often, by the time a scheduling disaster occurs, there is not much that can rectify the issue. Once the issue has occurred, the risk of it snowballing into other aspects of the workplace are high, leaving employees stressed and confused or even worse, unproductive.  

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17 August 2020

Why Proper Organization Within A Municipality Is Beneficial

Posted by Meg McCormick

Municipalities are uniquely complex entities that are categorized by being in the realm of corporate and political organizations. Organized by residents of the area and mandated by the state, a municipality’s purpose is to provide public services to those who reside within that specific region of the state.

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10 August 2020

Cloud Technology in Conjunction with Automated Scheduling

Posted by Meg McCormick

Tedious processes are never favorable. When there is an opportunity to simplify a task, there is typically no question on whether to make the switch. When it comes to manually scheduling employees, the task can become overwhelming, quickly. With every change, a manual schedule must undergo a scan to make sure all times align, and even then, there is a high chance for mistakes. With a full plate of to-do's, who has time to be manually scheduling employees? 

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03 August 2020

What to Expect from Your Police Department Post COVID-19

Posted by Meg McCormick

Law enforcement operations have been heavily altered through the effects of COVID-19. Substitute methods of penalty have been applied to keep both civilians and front-line workers at a lower risk of contracting the coronavirus.  

 

Quarantine regulations presented complications within departments nationwide as many officers did not return to duty after their temporary leave had ended. Due to a lack in personnel, strategic planning was necessary to rebuild new shift schedules. So, how will departments bounce back post COVID-19 changes? What changes will revert to original procedure and which will remain? 

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27 July 2020

Effective Shift Coverage During and After COVID-19

Posted by Meg McCormick

There is no one way to create preparedness within an organization amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, even with the uncertain future ahead, there is an opportunity to evaluate and reorganize your business for success during these trying times. Developing new tactics for managing the expected return to normalcy can enable your business to remain positive and productive in the meantime. 

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07 June 2019

The Challenges of Scheduling Extra Duty

Posted by Michelle Grossman

The general public is mostly unaware of the process behind officer dispatch. But any police station knows that there is a considerable amount of work that goes into directing a police officer to the site of an accident, a protest, or any other event that requires crowd or traffic direction, as well as interpersonal interactions.

In police officer scheduling, the terms extra duty and special duty refer to times where a police officer is not scheduled to work a regular shift, but they are nonetheless hired to work events paid by third parties. Traditionally, these events were scheduled by personnel in the precincts’ administration departments, but recently, more and more police departments have been making the switch to utilize a new best practice – outsourcing their extra duty management.

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19 April 2019

5 Must-Have Features: Time & Attendance Solutions

Posted by Michelle Grossman

The public sector is responsible for ensuring public safety while effectively managing their workforce. With such important jobs on the line, it’s imperative that government workforces are armed with robust time, attendance and workforce solutions that best serve their most complex scheduling needs.

If you’re in search of a time and attendance solution for your agency, use the checklist below to make sure all your boxes are ticked to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck, all while reaping the best benefits.

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31 January 2019

How Automated Scheduling Benefits Public Safety

Posted by Michelle Grossman

In the public sector especially, employees work around the clock, which translates into complex schedules. With so many on the workforce, and each with very important jobs to do, it is crucial that employees with the right skills are place in the right position at the right time – to put it simply, there isn’t any room for scheduling errors.

Public safety employees have enough tasks on their plate, but the good news is: automated scheduling technology can help relieve some of that administrative burden – this way, they can remain more focused on the frontline.

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03 December 2018

How You Can Learn from Time & Attendance Data

Posted by Michelle Grossman

Today’s business leaders are leveraging their employee’s time and attendance data to help make informed and impactful decisions for their respective organizations. 

While many might think attendance data simply notes who’s on the clock and who’s not, it actually goes far beyond those walls, making tracking employee activities and measuring engagement easier than ever before.

Read on below to find out more about what you can learn from time and attendance data.

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16 November 2018

How HR Leaders Can Utilize AI to Eliminate Compliance Risk

Posted by Michelle Grossman

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you likely know that compliance management has skyrocketed to becoming the next best business practice.

With a wide-spread collection of internal policies, ever-changing regulatory requirements, and beyond, ensuring proper staffing coverage can present operational challenges for your HR department.  

The good news? This is where time & labor management solutions can step in and do the hard work for you!

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