healthcare organizations are growing rapidly, against a backdrop of exceptional
regulatory changes. As your organization tries to achieve scale, it’s
challenging to monitor performance and control costs and, at the same time keep
processes running smoothly—especially across multiple locations. ATS Workforce Management for Healthcare enables you to automate with greater efficiency,
and provides the visibility you need to make operational improvements, now and
for the foreseeable future.
ATS Workforce Management
for Healthcare will help
you build integrate and manage all your healthcare data cloud
applications more efficiently with a comprehensive, standards-based combination
of ATS open source technologies.
Whether you are the CEO, CFO, Chief
Information or Chief People Officer running a busy company comes with many challenges
including your health. Afterall, if you don’t
take care of your health, how can you lead a productive workforce? In fact,
more often than not, a company’s employees tend to model the behaviours of their
leader. So, for instance, if the boss habitually works 50-60 hours
a week, employees will feel compelled to follow this pattern or risk being
seen as not working hard enough.
1. Get 7
to 8 hours sleep. If
you are low on energy, gaining weight and grumpy, chances are you aren’t
getting enough sleep. One night without sleep, or several nights with too few
hours of sleep, leaves you driving as if you are legally drunk at a blood
alcohol content of 0.08.
breakfast daily. The
purpose of eating breakfast is to give your body some much needed energy after
a long night of sleep.
stress. Take wellness
breaks throughout the day to recharge and encourage your team to do the same.
Leave work at a reasonable hour and let others know you have a life beyond
work. They will take note and do the same. Take your well-deserved vacation and
try to stay unplugged as much as possible.
Exercise daily. If
your team sees you making fitness a priority, they will follow suit. That could
mean taking the stairs instead of the elevator, going for a walk or run midday,
encouraging your department to take a stretch break. Another way is to walk and
talk. Get out of the boardroom and host a walking meeting. This will stimulate
blood flow and get the creative juices flowing. Keep a pair of running shoes
under your desk and walk after lunch or at break times. Go for a walk with the
family after dinner to reduce screen time.
5. Eat 7 to 8 fruits and vegetables each day. People who eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk for cancer, heart disease, obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
We can get so caught up in the thrill of the next deal and achieving targets
that we forget to recognize the efforts of our team along the way. Take time to
show thanks. No one has ever faulted their employer for giving too much praise.
connections can strengthen our immune systems, lower rates of anxiety and
depression and improve our self-esteem. Connecting with people makes us happy, which
in turn keeps us healthy. Get out from behind your desk and give your employees
some face time.
today’s ‘always on’ digital era, as an executive, you have information coming
at you from every angle. And, after a long day of mind consuming tasks, it can
be easy to get overwhelmed and exhausted. But you won’t be doing a good job at
anything if you are not giving your brain a break, and at the same time,
risking your health in the process.
You want to make your HR department more meaningful,
with automation but lack the necessary tools. So, how do you replace outdated methods like
spreadsheets and paper time cards? You can start by exploring ATS
TimeWorkOnDemand cloud-computing HCM software that encompasses, AI and time
and attendance dashboards all designed, to help you reduce costs, boosts HR productivity
and propel business growth.
Here are 5 ways to rock your HR department with ATS TimeWorkOnDemand:
Spreadsheets and Paper-Based Time Cards: ATS TimeWorkOnDemand combines all your HR
essentials together into one modern system. Through intuitive dashboards, you
can find and edit employee records, review and authorize employee time-off
requests, track attendance, store and visualize all your employee
information in one system. A standard, user friendly layout means it’s easy to
find information at a glance.
Analytics: Accurate HR data is vital
to an organization’s success. With ATS
TimeWorkOnDemand You can use these impressive reports
to highlight areas of focus for business growth, or even for demonstrating the
year-on-year improvements you’re making for your company.
more meaning to HR: ATS
TimeWorkOnDemand will help transform HR business practices with a comprehensive
set of processes that covers the end-to-end time and attendance, talent
management and payroll
journey. ATS TimeWorkOnDemand offers a rapid deployment through simple data
configuration, is easy-to-use and – delivers quick adoption and quick ROI.
4.Make Life Easier, by Automating Mundane Tasks: Do you really want to perform repetitive manual processes? We think not. You can energize your team and other managers with intuitive dashboards and give them access to their own set of workflows.
a Great Workforce Experience and Improve Performance: With a single click you can increase team efficiency
and productivity through automation,
and get visibility of your workforce with ATS TimeWorkOnDemand robust performance
metrics system designed around techniques proven to boost employee performance.
TimeWorkOnDemand modern cloud HCM solution helps accelerate innovation, improve
the user experience, and lower IT costs —while also getting you ready for tomorrow’s
you are ready to explore all that ATS TimeWorkOnDemand has to offer, you can register
for one of our bi-monthly webinars, download
a demonstration or
contact us at 866.294.2467
to discuss your business requirements.
There is nothing typical about an HR managers’ work day. And, depending on the size of the company, an HR managers’ job could encompass; resume screening, recruitment, interviews, retention and that’s just to name a few of the activities that can take up their day. Today’s HR managers are making use of HCM, Talent Management and Time and Attendance Solutions to align their employees with common HR processes and promote a culture of compliance.
An HRMS solution won’t have as many specialized features as a dedicated ATS software, but it will have the benefit of retaining applicant information if they are hired and onboarded. You’ll also be able to analyze this data and generate reports on the types of candidates that ultimately become successful employees.
2.Engage employees with onboarding and training
Once you’ve hired the right candidate, it will
be important for you to keep them engaged from the beginning. Employees
that go through a structured onboarding program are 58% more likely
to stay with an organization after three years.
With HRMS, onboarding can start even before
the new employee reaches the office. Employees can sign administrative
documents electronically, catch up on company news and business goals, and join
virtual social networks of colleagues. On their first day, they’ll have
more time to tour the facility, set up their equipment and hit the ground
3. Save time with a self-service portal
Employees often have specific questions
about their salaries, benefits and time off. Answering these vital yet routine
questions, however, can take up a huge chunk of your day. With a self-service
portal, employees can access their information any time, from a remote
site or on their mobile phone.
4. Reduce business errors with automated processes and a central database
You know how important it is to maintain accurate payroll and compliance records. Any mistake is not just a headache but also a potential lawsuit. HRMS automates these processes, so that you can worry less about costly errors. It can calculate wages and salaries, deduct the correct amount of taxes and benefits, and print checks or execute direct deposits.
5. Accelerate employee performance
Employees are more
productive when they feel that business objectives are aligned with their skill
sets and accomplishments are properly rewarded. Yet it may not be clear to you
how employees are doing in their roles and whether or not they are succeeding.
6. Understand why employees leave
When an employee
leaves, you conduct an exit interview to understand why. The information you
get, however, may not always be accurate. Perhaps there are strong emotions
surrounding the departure or the employee doesn’t feel comfortable being honest
7. Support your decisions with evidence
Businesses are increasingly looking to HR for more data-driven initiatives and strategies. Whether its recruiting more efficiently, increasing engagement or reducing turnover, senior management wants your decisions to be backed up with quantifiable metrics.
HR practitioners are acutely aware of the benefits of deploying an cloud-based application
and how it can help increase team efficiency and productivity, by boosting revenue
So, whether you
have 50 or 500 employees in one province, state or country, or 7,000 in several
regions, ATSTimeWorkOnDemand HCM
cloud will boost engagement and create a great workforce experience for
your HR department and company, as a whole.
To learn about ATS
Workforce Management Solutions for HR go to our website, where you
can download a demo
or register for one of our bi-monthly
webinars. To reach an account representative by phone, call: 866.294.2467.
Starting a new job often comes with a wave of new excitement, meetings are new and fresh and your boss is patient, supportive and positive. Your motivation and energy level may be higher than they have been for a long time. And, for many employees, happiness is at its highest point during the first six months with a new employer because of it.
As time passes, your motivation decreases. You begin, to doubt the company’s goals and ways of doing business, and worse you start to disagree with your boss. In the past you were keen about sharing ideas with the company, but now you keep those ideas to yourself. You also begin to realize that you cannot change your boss or this company anyway, so what’s the point? Meetings are useless and annoying as far as you are concerned.
You may have to do the same things, but try not to do them the
same ways. “Try to work on
different tasks or use different strengths in your job instead of always doing
the same thing in the same order,” Crawford says. “Using different strengths are
important to fulfillment.”
2. Become a mentor
According to millennial career
coach Jill Jacinto, “Sometimes it helps to pay it
forward to remind yourself why you fell in love with your career when you did.
Helping someone with her career will energize you and give you a chance to
learn from a younger generation too.”
3. Learn something new
Before boredom–and dissatisfaction–can
set in, it’s time to learn something new, says Crawford.
“Take an online course or learn about new software
that would be beneficial to your line of work,” she says. “Stay up to date.
Staying in the know helps keeps you sharp.”
4. Network with others
“Sometimes meeting with fresh faces can
inspire you,” says Jacinto. So, attend a conference, reach out to your LinkedIn
network, or send an email to a former co-worker. “Sharing your career story and
hearing [another] perspective can help spur creativity and partnerships.”
5. Talk with your boss
It might be easy to wait for
annual performance reviews to talk to your
boss. But don’t, says Crawford. “Let them know your professional goals, and ask
to take on new projects and for feedback about your overall performance,” she
says. “They will keep you in mind, and plus, this provides the opportunity to
work on tasks that contribute to your overall happiness.”
6. Practice self-care
very important and something that is too often dismissed,” says Jacinto. And so,
to stay happy at work, “make sure that work isn’t getting in the way or
preoccupying your thoughts–take that beach
vacation, attend weekly Pilates classes, get a massage, or go on a hike. By
regularly making self-care a part of your routine, you are allowing yourself to
check out, but also to feel refreshed and inspired for when you get back to the
Bottom line, while the responsibility lies on the shoulder of employers to make sure they have a happy and productive workforce, you can also be proactive if you are not happy at your job. Sometimes it’s just figuring out what attracted you to the job in the first place and whether you can rekindle the initial wave of excitement you had for the job, when you started. That said, when a job becomes unbearable, to the point that you are not looking forward to it each day-a wholesome change like finding a new job, might be your best bet.
Some of us really
love our jobs to the point of being passionate about it and that’s ok. However,
it’s when our job becomes an obsession and everything else in our lives becomes
secondary to it, that’s when you know, or at least should know, there is a
problem. You can still love your job and make time for family and friends and request time-off.
Here are some useful tips from an article titled, (5 Signs You’re Addicted To Work) by Priyansha Mistry that can help you determine if you are a workaholic.
“When you always spend much more time than allocated working.
It’s understandable that some days will require extra time to beat deadlines. This is a different case when you always spend time not allocated to working with a fear of failing. Doing so means you are allowing your work to cheaply override other important things in your life, that’s a sign of work addiction.
If you have neglected advise from others to cut down working hours.
A behavior noticed by more than two persons
independently is not likely a false recognition. The individuals asking you to
cut down working hours are seeing your attitude at work than you do.
You hate being prohibited at work
If you can’t have a moment without thinking
about how to contribute at work, taking your work materials to vacations, feel
you are missing out each time you have to spend a day or hours of work doing
something else, you are probably addicted to work. It’s becoming a drug that
makes you function.
You think of how you can free up more time to work
This means you are willing to de-prioritize
your hobbies, cut down time you should spend with your family or anything else
to give you extra time for work. Something is not normal; you may be dealing
with work addiction.
You work too much that it has affected your health
This is a terrible situation difficult to realize and gradually take the victims down. It could be psychological or even physical health. If you’re the type that will sit for too long knowing it’s not good for your spine and still wish to sacrifice it to get so much done regularly, there’s a red flag. If you can observe a little change in your health as a result of extra contributions you’re making at work, there’s a big chance you’re a workaholic”.
Some of us spend more time at work than anywhere else, so it goes
without saying, that it should be a factor in our happiness. That said, work
should not be the only place where we derive all our happiness.
Do you identify with any of above-mentioned signs? If so, it might be
time to book that vacation that you have been putting off for a couple of
Many of today’s mid and small size businesses understand the benefits of using modern-day business applications to drive productivity. And, while some of these businesses see a return on investment, because they start using the systems right away, others either delay their implementations, due in part, to unforeseen circumstances or simply because they do not have the sufficient personnel on staff to take steer the project. In reality, these delays in using the applications are no fault of these companies.
A recent article
by Sarah Fister Gale for workforce.com Why
SMBs Are Buying — But Not Using — HR Tech provides some insight into the
reasons why this tends to happen.
“Small and midsized businesses may be investing in
more HR technology, but they aren’t making good use of it, and that’s a shame. A
new survey from HRIS provider BerniePortal found that while 64 percent of small
and midsized businesses use HR software, few are using technology to manage the
full scope of HR”.
Here are some immediate
benefits that can be derived by using the business productivity solution that
your company recently purchased:
Gain a single view of your workforce by: Leveraging data and HR analytics with
greater speed and ease when making business decisions. ATS TimeWorkOnDemand HR
analytics solutions for small and mid-size businesses, provide data-driven
insight across the entire company—and
simplifies workforce planning to help eliminate errors that impede business
Reduce business complexity with: 21stcentury data
collectors that captures and reports information in real-time through
payroll, thus providing user-friendly tools that help your employees work more
efficiently and support your business as it grows.
Eradicate stress by maximizing workforce visibility: with ATS HCM cloud-based workforce management software. Consolidate all employee information into a single system, automate employee intuitive dashboards and manager workflows, facilitate, and develop, data-driven HR strategies.
The article goes on to say; “For
very small companies just beginning the HR software journey, LaRocque encouraged
them to start with core HR solutions. “You want to get payroll, benefits, time
and attendance, and paid time off in order, and there are a lot of platforms
designed to help small companies do all that,” he said. “Then you can start
looking at purpose-built solutions to meet your specific workforce needs.”
HR problems a company faces will determine the kinds of tools they should
deploy — but they shouldn’t delay. “If you think you don’t have time for
technology you’ve got your head in the sand,” he said. The time savings that HR
leaders achieve by automating laborious HR tasks make these tools immediately
worth the investment, especially for small companies with under-staffed HR
Bottomline-if you have
taken the time to invest in the technology, your company will realize a return
on investment (ROI) if you are engaged from inception to completion.
To learn more
about ATS HCM Workforce Management Solution, go to our website. You can also
download a demo,
or you can attend one of our bi-weekly webinars.
And, to reach an account executive, call 866.294.2467.
For many Canadian business
leaders and decision-makers who want to improve their business performance and
employee experience, ATS HCM Workforce Management Suite was designed to handle
that task and power full-service HR offered by our Workforce Optimization workflow
solution. ATS HCM Workforce Management cloud computing
application helps companies to reap the full benefits of these tools and —supports people-driven
business objectives. So, whether your business has 50 or 3000 employees, here
is what you can expect of ATS HCM Workforce Management Suite:
Onboarding and Administration-An integrated and
robust cloud application built from the ground-up that enables workflow into a
single source, solution that will increase efficiency and productivity.
Online HR Tools- With HR
tools like benefits administration and employee
self-service, employee no longer have to hand in manual time-off requests,
instead they can go online and submit their vacation, requests, view their
working hours and overtime.
Management Dashboard-The management
dashboard provides unparallel visibility into critical workforce management
intelligence, allowing you to stay on top of workforce
trends and make informed decisions. You are too busy to waste time with manual
processes — now you can instantly view your data without the need to build
reports or export data.
Time and Attendance- Just
about had enough of these spreadsheets? We get it. With ATS TimeWorkOnDemand,
you get employee data in real-time, using anyone of our data collectors that
Recognition, Biometric Time Clock, Web Punch or through any mobile device
24/7 365 days a year.
ATS HCM Workforce Management
Suite has bevy of new and enhanced features,
functionality, and user experience that’s based on today’s most innovative
Want to know more? You can download a demo and see it in action
for yourself, or you can attend one of our bi-weekly webinars.
And, to reach an account executive, call 866.294.2467.
from traditional licensed, on-premise to cloud-based application can appear formidable,
if not well throughout. However, the transition might not be as difficult as
you think. In fact, with the right vendor, and mindset the transition can be
one much smoother than you originally thought. So, with this in mind, here are 6
reasons to move to the cloud with ATS TimeWorkOnDemand cloud application:
The speed of cloud adoption has been surprisingly rapid across all sizes of
customers. Traditional barriers to moving to the cloud such as security and
data privacy issues have slowly dissipated.
HR Analytics: It’s at your fingertips. Analytics for HR, payroll and finance-translates to no longer have to wait for someone to tell you what’s happening. Data extrapolation takes place in real-time, which means, you have access to the latest information.
Automation Your Way: The automation capabilities built into ATS TimeWorkOnDemand reduces payroll transactional processes and tasks. Those in the department will spend less time re-keying things like employee punch in out times data. In fact, they will now have, more accuracy and visibility, and will be able to deliver what employees really need. Employees, too, will benefit from better insights into their status, through employee self-service to see, their; time-off requests, schedules and hours worked.
An End-To-End System:
ATS TimeWorkOnDemand covers the complete workforce
management journey, upon deployment of your solution. You and your organization
can experience immediate
real-time visibility of information, and work
with updates and changes that take place seamlessly and quickly. In addition, our solution is
delivered via cloud platform,
built from the ground up. You know it’s, compliant and easy to introduce into different provinces across
Canada and throughout North America and beyond.
Reduced IT Workload: By
eliminating the need for hardware and software purchases, your IT department or
consultant can focus on other initiatives of your business.
Rapid Deployment and Easy Integration:
With ATS TimeWorkOnDemand, employees can be set up within weeks rather than months. Built on a robust cloud
computing platform, ATS TimeWorkOnDemand relies on simple user configuration. This
helps our customers achieve their objectives without
going through lengthy discovery and deployment processes.
ATS TimeWorkOnDemand allows for fast, easy and powerful integration. Data can seamlessly move
between ATS TimeWorkOnDemand and other third-party applications, such as payroll. This cuts down on re-keying
data, and reduces the risk of
data duplication. As a result, it significantly increases
accuracy and efficiency, and gives you a single source
of truth for all your people data
More and more customers are seeking the benefits of cloud computing, and ATS is delivering the experience and service they expect. We host and manage your workforce management system in the cloud, where users can securely access the application(s) over the web — at any time, from anywhere — using mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and desktops.
TimeWorkOnDemand will transform your organization into a streamlined and cost-saving
and productive business. Not only will this help boost the strategic value of
your HR department, it will go
a long way toward unlocking future business growth
To learn more about ATS TimeWorkOnDemand, go to our website. You can also register for one of our bi-weekly webinars. And to reach an account executive, call: 866.294.2467.
Spreadsheets serve a good purpose. And several companies use them. In fact, some of ATS financial analysts and even some, in the professional service areas like; software engineers use spreadsheets to measure results. However, this data usually comes in from outside big data tools as oppose to being keyed in manually. The potential to run into errors when manually keying data into spreadsheets is real,especially, when you are dealing with things like leave management and employee attendance.
Review company attendance policies to ensure that any mandatory notice periods (i.e., 2 weeks’ notice for a planned doctor’s appointment) do not violate the sick leave law.
Update hiring notices and workplace posters.
Educate supervisors on how to spot fraud or abuse without inadvertently retaliating against employees for using paid leave. Most laws prevent employers from seeking any verification unless an employee has been absent three consecutive working days.
Review payroll practices to ensure employees are receiving the proper rate of pay for the use of sick leave, and that pay stubs include any required information.
Develop a consistent tracking method to ensure that employees accurately accrue time, and that any time used is properly credited and deducted from the balance.
And, while this article is specific to regions in the state of Minnesota, their impact will reverberate across other US states. Also, while labour laws and leave management tracking are different in Canada they could eventually make their way north of the border.
So, if your company is tracking employee time and attendance including, vacation, and other leave management through paper time sheets, you don’t need to anymore.
With ATS TimeWork OnDemand you can:
Automate Tracking of Management Policies: ATS TimeWorkOnDemand helps automate the administration and tracking of paid and unpaid federal, provincial, and otherregional employer-specific leave policies. ATS TimeWorkOnDemand can be configured to match the needs of your organization to maintain balances, reduce manual process errors, and control absence costs.
Simplify and Streamline Compliance: Federal regulations and provincial and/or state laws and union policies, often have overlapping eligibility rules, benefit accruals, and notice requirements. Which makes it all the more important that companies should a time and attendance system that allows to them to accurately track employee attendance and leave management policies. ATS TimeWorkOnDemand solution allows your organization to automate laws and policies in a single solution—simplifying compliance and reducing costs, while also freeing your HR team to focus on higher priority responsibilities.
Keep Accurate Attendance: ATS TimeWorkOnDemand will make sure your leave policies are enforced consistently and accurately across your entire company. With ATS leave management automation, your employees will have access to self-service capabilities through leave eligibility, and balance tracking — available24/7, 365 days a year from any Smartphone or tablet, anytime, anywhere.
To learn more about ATS TimeWorkOnDemand Leave Management solution, go to our website. You can also register for one of our bi-weekly webinars. And to reach an account executive,call: 866.294.2467.