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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:

Employee 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 include: Face 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 technology.

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.

Tracking and monitoring the time of employee hours sound straightforward, but in reality, it can be a quite difficult process to manage. The complexities and globalization of today’s organizations, translates to increasing regulations, and these are just a few of the factors contributing to challenges in time and attendance tracking. Knowing when your employees are working or not, is only the starting point; and, along with daily employee activities, you also have to carefully maintain accurate readings of overtime hours, statutory holidays, vacation days accumulated, and sick days used.

In an effort to increase accuracy and productivity—and decrease costs—many of today’s organizations are not only integrating sophisticated time and attendance applications with their existing applications but they’re also carefully considering how to collect employee data to feed these applications. The right time and attendance data collector can help you automate time-consuming payroll and HR processes and provide both your employees and managers with more options. New, innovative data-collection tools, like ATS biometric time clocks, are helping organizations improve the management of data capture. Technologies like these can help you more easily manage various types of employees, reduce payroll cost and employee theft, and mitigate risk.

Welcome to the World of Innovative Data Collection
Beyond a modern time and attendance solution, ATS PeoplePoint Plus™ delivers rich graphics and video on a 7″ widescreen display. Optional speakers and camera, a fast processor, and expandable memory will allow users to interact with detailed content.

Want A Better And More Effective Alternative To Spreadsheets? We’ve Got It

With ATS PeoplePoint Plus™ users can easily navigate employee self-service functionality on the generously sized screen. Custom programs, training videos, video chats, web browsers, and other custom content have a new, more effective platform now.  PeoplePoint Plus™offers exciting programming and content delivery opportunities.

To download a brochure or demonstration of ATS workforce management software, go to our website. And to attend one of our bi-monthly webinars, you can register here or contact an account representative at; 866.294.2467.

Most employers understand that employees will be late on occasion and won’t penalize them when this happens. However, some employees use their imagination to come up with some of the most outlandish excuses.

According to CareerBuilder annual survey, these incredulous late-to-work excuses include:

  • I thought of quitting today, but then decided not to, so I came in late.
  • My hair caught on fire from my blow dryer.
  • I was detained by Homeland Security.
  • I had to chase my cows back into the field.
  • A black bear entered my carport and decided to take a nap on the hood of my car.
  • My lizard had to have emergency surgery in the morning and died during surgery. I had to mourn while deciding whether to have the lizard disposed of by the vet or bring the lizard corpse with me to work.
  • There was fresh powder on the hill. I had to go skiing.
  • There was a store grand opening and I wanted to get the opening day sales.
  • I had to finish watching “My Name is Earl.”
  • All of my clothes were stolen.
  • I was confused by the time change and unsure if it was “spring forward” or “fall back.”
  • A Vaseline truck overturned on the highway and cars were slipping left and right.

Many of these excuses are a little extreme and may have more to do with the creative imagination of these employees. However, you can bet employers are going to hearing more late-to-work excuses, because of; Daylight Savings Time, US Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday parties.

Many employers have taken the necessary steps and deployed a time and attendance system so, they can observe tardiness patterns and figure which days in particular, certain employees are absent from work. And, in the case of the employee who occasionally has his friend punch in for him when he is not at work, these employers have replaced the punch cards with a biometric time clock so, buddy-punching is out of the equation.

To learn more about ATS go to our website. You can also view a demonstration or attend one of our weekly webinars or call; 866.294.2467.

Colourful and Ridiculous Excuses Employees Give For Being Late To Work

The use of biometric technology has gained widespread notoriety in many vertical industries.  While there are different types of biometric terminals, they all use a common theme. Some of the ways in which biometrics are used include: security/access control, time and attendance, finger scanning to access laptops and other devices. Biometrics is based on authentication techniques that rely on physical characteristics. The data process of an ATS biometric time clock mirrors that of a barcode or magnetic swipe clock. The big difference is that the authentication process of the biometric unit prevents workers from clocking in for each other. Essentially, when using biometric time clocks, employees have to be onsite to punch in and out.

 ATS biometric technology automates processes, reduces payroll and complies with government and collective bargaining agreements. The combination of our time and attendance software and biometric time clocks helps companies to: schedule the right coverage, track employee performance, comply with corporate directives and align long-term workforce planning and daily operations with your business strategy.

If your company decides to use biometrics, it’s important to figure out what type of biometric device will work in your setting. For instance, a fingerscan reader might be sensitive to elements in a fish packing plant, whereas a hand punch unit or facescan might excel in those areas. ATS account executives have a wealth of experience with biometric technology and can guide you towards a solution that meets your operational goals.

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In the first period of a recent game between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, two of the NBA’s marquee teams, the Celtics were being pummeled. During a time out, coach Doc Rivers, kept saying to his players, “keep the game simple”. This is a phrase that’s often used in sports by coaches to remind players to stick to the fundamentals of the game. The phrase, “keep it simple” is also used in the world of business and other areas of life.

So, what does “keep it simple” have to do with a time management system? In the context of this discussion quite a lot. If your company has been using a paper based time sheet or an antiquated punch clock system and you are thinking about implementing a time management solution, try migrating at a slow pace.

Do You Need A Simple Or Complicated Time And Attendance Solution?

Here are some reasons why:

  • Employees who have not used a 21st century swipe card or biometric time clock might resent it if it’s not properly explained to them
  • You may get push-back from operational supervisors if the software is too difficult to navigate
  • The learning curve is easier for all stakeholders of your company

Now, we are not suggesting that you go out and purchase the cheapest solution you can get your hands on. As we all know, you cannot put a price on quality. At the same time, we are not suggesting you get the most expensive. Instead, what we are saying is that for companies who are thinking about deploying a time & attendance system for the first time, the “keep it simple” approach should apply. You can always add modules to a scalable workforce time and attendance system as your need increases. Apex Time Solutions provides an open and integrated employee time management solution representing a variety of sizes and industries.

The ATS Workforce Management Software tracks employee time and attendance, employee time clock software, employee scheduling software and payroll software all in a single package.

To learn more about best-practices in deploying a time and attendance system or to download one of our white papers, go to our website.

Do You Need A Simple Or Complicated Time And Attendance Solution?