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As a corporate executive, you can book your business travel and request your preferred seat-from the comfort of your kitchen table or from anywhere in the world by using through your smartphone or tablet. So, why it is that your employees have to call their supervisor or someone in HR to request time-off?

With ATS Employee Self-Service (ESS) employees can request time off by using their smart phone, workstations or tablets from anywhere.

Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Need Employee Self-Service

Here are 5 reasons to use ATS Employee Self-Service:

Good-Bye Spreadsheets- Your employees really hate filling out paper work each time they need time off. ATS Employee Self-Service simplifies and automates employee requests for time off. When a request for time off is made, an email alert is sent directly to the employee’s supervisor to begin the request review process. HR, payroll and managers have decision-making information at their fingertips.

No More Using Emails To Request Leave-With ATS Employee Self-Service your managers no longer have to waste time trying to find that email that was sent some time ago by the employee requesting leave.

Time and Attendance Update Review-Employees can update their availability for shifts, request time off, view schedules, overtime, and trade shifts – letting them better manage their work-life balance.

Your Company’s Communication Tool Of The Future- Engage your entire workforce with a user experience that’s easy to navigate, wherever they are. Let all employees communicate and collaborate, even without a corporate email address.

Approval And Message Centre-You can tailor approval processes to your organization and, authorized users can view and audit the progress and approval status of a workflow to make sure it stays on track. Send personal messages or create and save distribution lists to message multiple employees at once. Notifications, reports and actions requiring an employee’s attention will also be delivered to the ATS Employee Self-Service Message Center.

ATS Self-Service is a powerful tool that will empower your employees and make them feel more engaged, increase their workforce productivity and free up valuable resource within your Payroll and HR departments.

To learn about ATS Employee Self-Service go to our website and download the demo. To reach an account executive by phone, call 866.294.2467.

ATS TimeWork OnDemand is a best-of-breed time and attendance solution that helps small, mid-size and large enterprises streamline payroll costs, tackle complex workforce challenges and improve compliance.

Tracking And Managing Workforce Compliance Is Easier Than You Think

A recent article by Kate Tornone for HRDive titled Docking pay for bathroom breaks exceeding 90 seconds ‘absolutely contrary’ to FLSA states in part;

  • Employers must pay workers for breaks lasting 20 minutes or less, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled (Secretary United States Department of Labor v. American Future Systems, Inc., No. 16-2685 (3rd Cir., Oct. 13, 2017)). The opinion came in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) suit filed by sales representatives at American Future Systems, doing business as Progressive Business Publications (PBP). The reps were paid only for time spent logged into their computers; any time away that lasted longer than 90 seconds became unpaid.
  • Federal regulations say that breaks of 20 minutes or less are compensable (see 29 CFR 785.18) but PBP argued that it didn’t provide “breaks;” rather, it maintained an arrangement called “flex time” that allowed workers to go off the clock whenever they wanted, for any reason. The court, however, was not persuaded; that’s an arrangement that “forces employees to choose between such basic necessities as going to the bathroom or getting paid unless the employee can sprint from computer to bathroom, relieve him or herself while there, and then sprint back to his or her computer in less than ninety seconds.” Docking the pay of employees who can’t manage to do that is “absolutely contrary to the FLSA,” the court said.
  • Ruling in the employees’ favor, the 3rd Circuit upheld a lower court’s summary judgment for them. That court had previously found the employer liable for least $1.75 million in back wages and damages, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The ruling applies in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Virgin Islands.

There is likely more than meets the eye to this issue which prompted the DOL to intervene, if you are using the honour system and/or some paper-based time sheets to track employee time.

Managing employee schedules, overtime and work hours should not be a complex issue, if you using a solution like ATS TimeWork OnDemand.

Some of the benefits include:

  • The automation of time tracking and reporting capabilities, while giving employees self-service access to Internet-enabled devices like smartphones and tables.
  • Transforming human resources tasks from an administrative function to a strategic asset with powerful integration tools to; HRIS, Payroll and ERP.
  • Improved accrual benefits management- this embedded module gives you the tools to track and monitor employee vacation and other absences, thus eliminating the types of errors that occur in a manual-based environment.

ATS TimeWork OnDemand application is designed to help you grow your business by automating routine tasks and providing power analytic tools to better manage your workforce.

To learn more about ATS TimeWork OnDemand, go to our website. You can also register for a bi-weekly webinar or download a demonstration. To reach an account representative by phone, call: 866.294.2467.

Here Are Some Of The Reasons Why ATS Employee Self-Service Can Boost Productivity

August 3rd, 2017 | Posted by ATS in Absence Management | ATS TimeWork OnDemand | Benefit Accruals | Employee Self Service | Payroll | Time and Attendance Canada | Time and Attendance Toronto - (Comments Off on Here Are Some Of The Reasons Why ATS Employee Self-Service Can Boost Productivity)

Proposed hikes to the minimum wage in several jurisdictions, tight margins and increased global competition across all business sectors are just a few reasons why, many of today’s companies are trying to find ways to streamline payroll costs. And, many of these companies — have also discovered that by adopting employee self-service applications they can reduce human resources paperwork— thus, allowing them to focus on more strategic objectives.

Here Are Some Of The Reasons Why ATS Employee Self-Service Can Boost Productivity

ATS TimeWork OnDemand Employee Self-Service automates administrative human resource management processes. The application, when combined with ATS Benefit Accruals, provides your HR team with easy access to the information they need — all in a single employee record — to reduce errors and consistently enforce policies. Improve HR productivity, engage employees, control costs, and reduce compliance risk with automation that reduces tedious tasks and lets employees focus on what they do best.

ATS TimeWork OnDemand Employee Self-Service will help your company:

Boost Productivity
ATS Employee Self-service, integrated into the ATS TimeWork OnDemand solution, and provides seamless mobile access to both benefits and pay information. It’s a wonderful way to connect employees to managers — and connect managers to employees. Employees can update profiles and benefits, review shifts and overtime data, and request time-off. This means your HR and payroll team recovers valuable time to focus on larger goals.

Automate with Consistency and Adhere to Workforce Compliance
ATS TimeWork OnDemand robust data engine can be configured to comply with various legislative requirements, including the Canadian Family Medical Leave and Affordable Care Act. Automation of rules, policies, and regulations are applied consistently across the board, simplifying complex processes and helping you manage compliance with Employment Standards Act (ESA), FMLA and other employment acts across North America.

Streamline Data for HR and Payroll Practitioners
Recruiting, hiring and managing talent is a complex, but with ATS TimeWork OnDemand Employee Self-Service it should not be. If, however, your company is tracking employee time-off requests and hours worked on paper — you are likely giving yourself an unnecessary headache. ATS Employee Self-Service reduces errors consistently enforce policies, and helps you build the type of workforce you envision.

To learn about ATS Employee Self-Service, Benefit Accruals or Time and Attendance, go to our website. You can also download a demonstration,  and to reach us by phone call, 866.294.2467.


Having Difficulty Scheduling Employees? Then You Are Likely Using The Wrong Software

January 3rd, 2017 | Posted by ATS in Employee Scheduling | Employee Self Service | Forecasting | Overtime | Payroll | Time and Attendance Blog, Workforce Management Software | Time and Attendance On-Demand - (Comments Off on Having Difficulty Scheduling Employees? Then You Are Likely Using The Wrong Software)

If you are in the service industry that includes: retail, healthcare, emergency service response, call centres and hospitality- you know that scheduling employees can be a tall order. When you consider things like shift swapping, replacing absences, and the most egregious of them all; back-to-back and on—call shifts having the right scheduling system is paramount to health and well being of your employees and your company’s balance sheet.

Employees who are constantly working different shifts every day or week will most likely be tired and unproductive. In a recent article by USA Today by Kevin McCoy regarding the issue of on-call shifts by some employers, the New York Attorney General was quoted saying the following: “On-call shifts are not a business necessity and should be a thing of the past,” said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who characterized the procedure as unfair. “People should not have to keep the day open, arrange for child care, and give up other opportunities without being compensated for their time.”

Using an effective scheduling system that ATS TimeWork OnDemand Scheduling module will help your company reduce labour costs and provides additional insights to help you budget and forecast and improve the operational aspects of your business.

Having Difficulty Scheduling Employees? Then You Are Likely Using The Wrong Software

ATS TimeWork OnDemand Scheduling will:

  • Adjust staffing levels by linking position-specific labor standards to changes in business demand
  • Enhance employee participation by providing them with the ability to swap shifts with their colleagues through the self-service portal
  • Quickly fill vacant shifts thus, enforcing complex canvassing requirements and collective bargaining rules when applicable

The key to business success today starts with recruiting and retaining great people. And, if your company is using an outdated scheduling system, it will not help. ATS TimeWork OnDemand Scheduling solution takes the guesswork out of aligning the right talent, in the right place, at the right time. ATS TimeWork OnDemand Scheduling eliminates manual scheduling processes to help ensure optimal staffing coverage for every shift, every day.

To download a demonstration, go to our website. And to speak to a representative, call 866.294.2467.

Improve Efficiency with ATS Award-Winning Time and Attendance Solution

March 1st, 2016 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Cloud Time and Attendance | ERP | Payroll | SaaS Time and Attendance | Time and Attendance Blog, Workforce Management Software - (Comments Off on Improve Efficiency with ATS Award-Winning Time and Attendance Solution)

Operating a business in the 21st century requires efficiency across all business processes – time and attendance and payroll included. When the tracking of employee hours is automated and integrated, there’s no need for HR and payroll practitioners to manually gather, input, and reconcile data located in disparate software. You avoid duplicate data entry and potential errors that are costly to the organization and which could also hinder employee productivity.

ATS Time and Attendance is available as Software-As-A-Solution (SaaS), or on-premise, solution. ATS Time and Attendance can be deployed to meet your organizational business requirements without compromising functionality or data integrity. To serve the needs of companies with multi-sites, ATS Time and Attendance configures data fields to reflect the appropriate format based on employee location, collective bargaining agreements (CBA), multiple work and holiday rules, as well as providing location-specific pay compliance with a set of embedded corporate and global standards.

Improve Efficiency with ATS Award-Winning Time and Attendance Solution

Using an ATS Time and Attendance will improve efficiency in three keys areas:

Employee Self-Service
Employees can request time off, manage their own goals and maintain competency profiles. Employers can track absences and hours worked and modify policies and budget from a single interface. ATS Employee Self-Service routes information based on user-defined business rules. ATS Employee Self-Service streamlines processes, remove bottlenecks, and reduce administrative costs.

Payroll, ERP, HR Data Integration
Who wants to key in employee job codes, hours, pay and pay rates from a spreadsheet to multiple software applications? ATS Workforce Management Data Integrator is a comprehensive data integration platform that covers all data integration requirements: from high-volume, high-performance batch loads, to event-driven, trickle-feed integration processes.

Workforce Analytics
With ATS Workforce Analytics, your company has access to real-time analytics to show productivity and profitability by department and per employee. The solution provides users with on-the-spot information, thus, allowing them to take action in the moment. ATS Workforce Analytics takes the guess-work out of the equation.

To download the white paper that contains a list of ten areas of your business that will see an improvement through the use of an ATS Time and Attendance solution, go to our website. To download a pre-recorded demonstration, and to attend a live webcast, register on ATS corporate website. To reach ATS by phone, call 866.294.2467.


Should We Put A Policy In Place With Our Time And Attendance Solution?

July 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Absence Management | Benefit Accruals | Employee Self Service | Time and Attendance | Workforce Management Software - (Comments Off on Should We Put A Policy In Place With Our Time And Attendance Solution?)

ATS project managers often get asked this question during customer site-visits and prior to the implementation of our time and attendance solution. The answer to this question is always a resounding yes. Whether you are replacing your current time and attendance system or implementing one for the first time, a set of guidelines is a good way to achieve compliance. Here are some additional tips you can use in your company’s new policy:

Define and set expectations
Let employees know how much leeway they have with lateness and absenteeism and make sure this is configured within the system. Having a time and attendance system in place should not be viewed as “Big Brother” mentality and the more open you are about it the greater the compliance you can expect from employees.

Employee feedback
When crafting a time and attendance policy, your best ally are your employees. Get them involved by seeking feedback. You’d be surprised at how engaged employees can be when their suggestions are solicited by management prior to the deployment of the system.

Leave Management
It’s important to clarify terms and conditions for paid and unpaid time-off to include; leave of absence, vacation, jury duty, medical and family leave. ATS Self-Service portal is a good tool for employees and managers alike.

ATS team has deep industry experience have performed numerous deployments over the years and so, it’s likely some of our team members can provide your organizations with tips on what type of information to include in your policy.

To learn more register for one of our monthly webinars, download a demonstration or simply contact us by phone at; 866.294.2467.

Should We Put A Policy In Place With Our Time And Attendance Solution?


The priority for every company is to grow. This means; grow sales, revenue, exports and, at the same time, optimize workforce productivity. The ultimate goal in all of this is to provide a solid return on investment to shareholders. Trying to accomplish all this requires investment in technology, innovation and updating product lines. It is therefore critical that today’s business have the right tools in place to eliminate inefficiencies. By getting rid of paper-timesheets and streamlining workflows across the business, you utilize resources in other areas and produce the capital necessary to re-invest and generate business growth.

How ATS TimeWork Workforce Management Solution Can Help Your Business Grow

ATS TimeWork Workforce Management Solution removes software road-blocks and offers companies a robust, yet easy-to-use, time and attendance system that will undoubtedly, increase business efficiency and reduce costs on all levels. Just imagine being able to extrapolate data whenever you need it, from any device, anywhere in the world?  And that’s not all, using the latest cloud-computing technology, ATS TimeWork Workforce Management Solution enables you to collect, manage and process employee attendance more effectively. This is your chance to move beyond manual paper-based time sheets and old fashion clunky time clocks to an updated time and attendance system that will keep your shareholders at bay.

Whether your company is growing exponentially or refining business processes, it’s never too late to take control of your company’s profitability. The many features of ATS TimeWork Workforce Management Solution includes; benefit accruals, workforce planning, budgeting and forecasting, employee self-service, business analytics, ERP, HR and payroll data integration-accompanied by a role based executive dashboard that complements a plethora of time and attendance features.

Ultimately businesses need to ensure that they are always on a upwards trajectory of growth and part of ensuring this is by having the right workforce management solution in place.

To learn more about ATS TimeWork Workforce Management Solution go to our website. You can also download a demonstration or contact an account executive at 866.294.2467.

How ATS TimeWork Workforce Management Solution Can Help Grow Your Business


Cloud-based apps are popular because they offer a superior advantage over computer-based software. Some of the benefits of cloud-based apps include; the accessing of information anywhere using any device with an Internet connection. And for many consumers who are proponents of everything cloud, the ability to store music, games, documents, photos and other files through the cloud is a dream come true. By contrast, the business world, cautious by nature was a little apprehensive about cloud computing. And some, rightfully so, questioned if the pros outweighed the cons in a cloud-based time and attendance. To answer the question about the pros and cons of cloud-computing, you don’t have to look took far to see that many of today’s businesses, are embracing cloud-based time and attendance like never before.

Benefits Of Cloud-Computing In The World Of Business

Benefits Of Cloud-Computing In The World Of Business


One of ATS largest customers, in manufacturing healthcare, with 7 locations across Canada and the United States said it best;

“I wish our company had a more open mind to using a web-based time tracking system before. It’s only after implementing the ATS TimeWork that we began to see the benefits. Our employees no longer bombard their supervisors and our HR department with questions about time-off requests, scheduling and confirmation of hours worked prior to be paid, because, they can now do it online. Our financial controller is happy, because she can access the reports she wants at anytime and the best part of this system, is that our payroll department is no longer taking 2 and a half days to complete payroll. With 1500 employees our payroll and benefits personnel was spending too much time with our old-fashioned time and attendance system that could not keep up with the times and to top it off, the support was dismal.” Leggatt, VP of Operations-Owens Health Manufacturing

Benefits and cost savings of ATS Cloud-Based Time and Attendance include:

Up-To-The-Minute Information
ATS TimeWork provides information for proactive decision-making in real-time. And, with real-time information at your fingertips, workforce decisions shift from reactive to proactive. If overtime is straining the budget, managers can now use up-to-the-second data to access and quickly identify the problem and take immediate steps to fix the situation.

Ease-Of-Use and Flexible
ATS Cloud-Based Time and Attendance is infinitely scalable — and highly configurable framework to easily manage and monitor workforce productivity and absenteeism. ATS Time and Attendance can be accessed via mobile, PC tablets and has an intuitive and user-friendly platform that encourages accountability and compliance.

ATS Cloud-Based Time and Attendance system is built from the ground up and takes advantage of modern cloud computing technology. With our award-winning multi-tenant model, you can run your business operations on a 21st century, scalable and affordable platform that delivers continuous innovation.

ATS delivers 99.9% uptime — in effect exceeding the service levels of our nearest competitor. Our 99.9% up and renewal rate demonstrates that we deliver both the reliability and availability that our customers demand.

ATS Cloud-Based Time and Attendance reduces the cost of installing, maintaining, supporting a Server onsite. Our cloud-based solution will get you and running in a matter of weeks not months, thus, allowing you to focus on business decisions rather than technology. And, as an organization, your total cost of ownership is lower throughout the lifetime your use of ATS TimeWork Cloud-Based Time and Attendance.

So, isn’t it time you said good-bye to your antiquated system and lackluster provider and move to the cloud? With ATS Workforce Management Solution, you get a single, comprehensive platform for business operations. Whether you are  in Toronto, Calgary, New York, Kamloops, Philadephelia or in south and central America, you have access to a powerful cloud computing application that: lower costs, gives you infinite scalability and reliability you can trust.

To download a brochure, see a demonstration, or to request additional information about our cloud-based time and attendance, go to our website. 

Benefits Of Cloud-Computing In The World Of Business

Benefits Of Cloud-Computing In The World Of Business



With so much choice available in the cloud-based time and attendance industry, it’s very tempting to assume they all work the same way.  At first glance, all cloud providers promise to give your business all the benefits of real-time analytics, 90% plus uptime, a solid infrastructure and the list goes on. Bypass the glitz and glamour and drill down to the “nitty gritty”, your actual business requirements.

If you can remain focus on your actual business, chances are you will end with a good provider. With ATS TimeWork Attendance OnDemand, your company gets an intuitive and robust central system that automates, and simplifies employee attendance of all aspects of your business processes.

ATS TimeWork Attendance OnDemand helps your company manage its business requirement through:

Complete automation- ATS industry-leading TimeWork Attendance OnDemand, contain components that helps companies manage fewer discrepancies and errors through data capture and up-to-the-minute information.

Real-time reporting- management have instant access and visibility accurate alerts and dashboards analytics based on workforce activity, designed to provide business insight.

Self-service portal- Employees and managed become empowered with flexible, anytime-anywhere access to personalized data including, time-off requests, reviewing of schedules, overtime allotment from any smartphone, tablet PC or workstation.

ATS cloud-based time and attendance provides companies with a way to expand and data storage without worrying about internal IT resources, server capacity or expenditures. And with the use of ATS TimeWork OnDemand, you can scale accordingly, based on the needs and growth of your business.

To experience ATS TimeWork OnDemand, go to our website and request a demo.

How You Can Make Cloud Time And Attendance Work For Your Business

Are you having a hard time get the proper data? Do you know your company’s true cost? By automating your manual time sheets, you empower employees to manage their time-related information on their mobile device of choice or any workstation with Internet access. Managers, in turn, can access employee time and attendance related data and approve time-off requests and other accrual based information With ATS time and attendance solutions companies can facilitate absence planning and time recordkeeping of their employees.

 ATS cloud-based time and attendance solution enables customers to achieve a single source for their employee records. ATS Timework is delivered with time management functionality that supports integration into third-party application.  ATS TimeWork Employee goes beyond basic automation to deliver a suite of applications for your most demanding business priorities. ATS next-generation Workforce Management Solution (WFM) is designed for the global enterprise workforce and delivered via the cloud, serving more than 21 thousand users.

With ATS TimeWork On-Demand, you get:

Comprehensive system of record: Get alerts through your smartphone for impending overtime conditions so you can make proactive scheduling changes before overtime hours gets to your payroll software.

Robust workforce planning: Plan employee schedules shifts weeks in advance while managing approvals in real time.

Powerful analytics: Correlate workforce data through seamless data integration with payroll, HR, ERP and other third-party applications for actionable insights.

Data capture options: Collect time tracking data online with web punching, on the road with mobile devices and geofencing capability, or through the use biometric time clocks, barcode time clocks– or through any combination of these options.

Employee Self-Service: turn over daily timekeeping tasks to your employees by allowing them to swap shifts, review personal time off (PTO) balances and make scheduling requests through the cloud.

With ATS TimeWork, you can re-imagine streamlined business processes, manage compliance risk pay and substantially increase workforce productivity.

To learn more visit the ATS website to view full program details, view a list of customers and explore our comprehensive resource center, with solution demos, support details, all the while, viewing the wonderful benefits of using an ATS time and attendance solution.

Unlock the Power of your Workforce with a Modern Time and Attendance Solution