No two software is
created equal. And so, traditional human capital management (HCM) solutions,
were not built with the needs of a company, or that of its employees’ in mind. You
can transform your organization’s human capital management (HCM) with ATS TimeWorkOnDemand
Suite – and deliver experiences that will help your company achieve its
This new approach
to human capital management (HCM) transforms the way companies engage with
their workforce – but more importantly, gives you the scalability that you want
from an HCM software. Afterall, isn’t this the way it should be?
HCM Suite drives real-time, data-rich analytics across every department and
Analytics: ATS Workforce Analytics propels your
organization with self-service capabilities to gain insights from data. Different
locations and/or departments can access real-time information,
including bringing human capital management (HCM) analytics to the forefront to
create a high-performance culture.
and Workforce Planning: Use
data-driven insights in every intuitive dashboard and business process – and
improve performance and results – with our ATS Workforce Analytics Budgeting
& Forecasting and Workforce Planning tools.
With ATS TimeWorkOnDemand Suite, you can deliver solutions for employee
engagement, benefits onboarding, performance, compensation and learning.
Finance and HR: Unite the engine of your organization by
bringing Finance and HR together. Do a deep dive and learn how up-to-minute financial
reporting, payroll costs, workforce
analytics, and real-time automated tasks can empower an agile workforce.
Talent Management, ERP and CRM: Support an integrated and modern platform, that simplifies complex
collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) – that includes Canada, US and other
global agreements. The functionality of ATS TimeWorkOnDemand HCM encompasses core
Time and Attendance, Benefits
Accruals, Workforce Planning, HR, Budgeting & Forecasting, Payroll and
Are your ready to transform your HCM experience to one that benefits your
organization? Go to our website
and register for one of our bi-monthly webinars.
You can also download a demo
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A recent article for TLNT.com by Joyce Maroney titled, Ease Retail Turnover By Making Scheduling More Flexible for online sheds light on the headaches that retail managers endure. Whether you are in retail, healthcare or hospitality, you will run into obstacles when creating schedules for employees — and if those schedules are manual, you will be plagued, with unnecessary headaches.
are 3 ways to create better schedules from the article:
Make taking time off easy — Establish a formal (ideally
written) policy regarding time off
requests and execute that policy consistently to ensure workers trust that
the process is fair. Beyond that, actually provide workers with paid time off —
to refresh themselves and to help avoid absence abuses — and encourage workers
to take the time they want and need.
Create personalized schedules — Collaborate with workers when
setting their schedules so that their shift preferences are accommodated as
much as possible. Take advantage of automated scheduling and analytics
tools to ensure that managers have visibility into worker availability and can
plan for shift coverage. And don’t forget to provide workers with accrual
information and make it easy for them to check their time, request shift
changes, and swap shifts with coworkers — bonus points if they can do so from
their own phones.
Use technology to staff smartly — Seek insight into how to address staffing coverage during uber-busy periods like Black Friday by looking at historical trends of labor drivers, schedule preferences, and booked vacation time. Doing this requires discipline and analysis, but once the models are in place, managers can easily re-run them with little additional effort to help make intelligent and data-backed staffing decisions in real time.
ATS Workforce Management
(WFM) is a comprehensive optimization, planning, and time and attendance software
application that manages employee resource demand, streamlines payroll costs,
and business analytics. ATS Workforce Management mitigates the risk of
potential compliance errors and reduce costs with purpose-built solution
capabilities, while encouraging employees to focus on activities that generate
more about ATS (HCM) Workforce Management capabilities, or to download demonstration, go to
our website. And, to
reach an account executive, call 866.294.2467.
In a recent article, titled The Rules of Etiquette for Your Office Holiday Party by J.R. Duren for GlassDoor it contains 5 tips, that can help you can enjoy the company of your colleagues at the office holiday party-while, at the same time, avoid jeopardizing your career.
Here are the 5 tips from the article:
How to dress:
Keep it classy
Experts across the board are united in their opinions about several
aspects of office parties, attire included.
Lisa M. Grotts, a San Francisco-based etiquette expert, says
your holiday party isn’t your chance to go overboard with gaudy outfits.
“Just because an office function is after work hours doesn’t mean it’s
an invitation to dress flashy or wear a revealing outfit,” Grotts said. “Skirts
should hit your knee and nothing should be too tight. Skip the cleavage-bearing
We heard the same sentiment from Jacquelyn Youst, a
Pennsylvania-based etiquette consultant.
“Office holiday parties are an extension of the office. This is not the
time or place to wear your short skirt and low-cut blouse,” Youst said.
“Maintain a professional level of decorum.”
This isn’t your chance to push your “I’m casual so I dress casual” agenda, says Laura Handrick, an HR analyst at Fit Small Business.
How to drink:
Keep it at two
This is the section you’ve probably been waiting for; all the good
horror stories are usually the handiwork of booze and beer. As humorous as
these stories can be, jobs and reputations are on the line when you’re four Sazeracs
deep and ready to air your grievances.
Carlota Zimmerman, a career expert based in Los Angeles, says
you can give yourself a head start by eating before you
“Even half a sandwich and a protein smoothie will work,” Zimmerman
said. “Just get something inside you so that the first martini won’t have you
self-righteously glaring at your boss as you mentally assemble your declaration
converse: Keep it cordial
Office holiday parties require conversational skills — introvert or not, you’re probably going to be forced
to talk with someone you don’t know that well.
The rules for conversation are essentially the same as drinking:
moderation wins. Don’t get too deep and don’t come off as too superficial.
“Appropriate conversation is any compliment related to the holiday
outfit others have chosen or any topic related to the holidays, family time or
time off,” Handrick said. “’Will you get to see your mom this Christmas in
upstate New York?’ is fine.”
When to leave:
Read the room
Once you’ve had
your chance to have a couple of drinks and engage in conversation, you may be
ready to head home or to another party.
If the second
party is better than the first, don’t mention that to your colleagues, Grenny
said. And if you’re worried about leaving too early, gauge the atmosphere.
“When it comes to leaving, take your cue from the majority,” he said. “Leave when most people are leaving.”
you: The final step
Whether you loved
your holiday party or hated it, many of our experts said that expressing your
gratitude about the party is a professional and polite way to acknowledge the
time and money they put into the party.
Amber Hunter, an
employee experience director at A Plus Benefits,
said that you can leave a lasting impression on your bosses if you let them
know you enjoyed yourself and appreciated the company’s efforts to plan a
Bottomline: You spend more time with our co-workers than your family throughout the week. And, in some respect you probably become close friends or they become an extension of your family. The office holiday is a break from everyday work, where you get to meet your co-workers significant other. Have fun and don’t do anything that will make you look foolish and make everyone else uncomfortable.
ATS offers a broad portfolio of time and attendance solutions that
streamlines the collection, calculation, and reporting of employee hours for workforce
management and eliminates the manual tasks of payroll preparation, increasing
efficiency and reducing errors in corporate payroll departments.
Thousands of organizations across North, Central and South America and
Europe- including more than half of the Fortune 500 – use ATS TimeWork
OnDemand, Workforce Planning, Employee Scheduling HR and payroll solutions to
manage their workforce.
In addition, ATS provides modular analytic solutions that includes; workforce planning, benefits management, employee self-service, business intelligence, human resources, payroll, and advanced analytics based on a robust cloud computing platform for information and data needs. It also offers design, rapid deployment, support services, software updates, and enhancements; and consulting and training services.
To download a demonstration of ATS TimeWorkOnDemand, or to register for a bi-monthly webinar, go to our website. And, to reach an account executive, call; 866.294.2467.
work environment cannot be created, unless, it’s tolerated by the company’s
leaders and is allowed to continue.
In addition to recruiting, retaining talent, managing business management software, and mirage of other duties, HR also has to be vigilant and look for instances of hostile leadership styles, retaliation and bullying in the workplace. When a toxic environment is left unchecked, it can lead to employee stress (physical and mental), and high turnover. And, the era of social media, word will spread fast, about the working conditions of a particular company who allow toxic people to remain, while wreaking havoc on the rest of the team.
All sticks and no carrots-Management focuses solely on what employees are doing
wrong or correcting problems, and rarely give positive feedback for what is
going right. Or mostly carrots for the best performers, sticks for the rest.
The creeping bureaucracy-There are too many levels of approval and management
to get things done and a singular focus on micromanaging employees.
The gigantic bottom line-Profits, beating the competition, and cost cutting are
solely focused on without consideration of other bottom lines.
Bullies rule the roost-Management bullies employees, or tolerates bullying
when it occurs among employees.
Loss of the human touch-People are considered to be objects or expenses rather
than assets, and there is little concern for their happiness or well-being.
There’s also little evidence of leaders’ compassion and empathy
for employees. As a result, you’ll encounter high levels of stress, turnover,
absenteeism, and burnout.
6. Internal Competition-Employees must compete internally, which is enforced by a performance assessment system that focuses on individual performance rather than team performance.
Little or no concern for work-life balance-People’s personal or family lives
must be sacrificed for the job; overwork or workaholism is commonly evidenced
by 50-hour-plus workweeks, little or no vacation time, and 24/7
availability for work communication. There is little or no commitment to making
contributions to the community, worthy causes, or making the world a better
those 7 signs are not a wake-up call to the leaders of an organization, that’s
likely the problem. In addition, to
these signs are many other telltale signs of a toxic work environment,
including ones that see new recruits leave after a very short time with an
offers a broad portfolio of time and attendance solutions that streamlines the
collection, calculation, and reporting of employee hours for workforce
management and eliminates the manual tasks of payroll preparation, increasing
efficiency and reducing errors in corporate payroll departments.
of organizations across North, Central and South America and Europe- including
more than half of the Fortune 500 – use ATS TimeWork OnDemand, Workforce
Planning, Employee Scheduling HR and payroll solutions to manage their
addition, ATS provides modular analytic solutions that includes; workforce
planning, benefits management, employee self-service, business intelligence,
human resources, payroll, and advanced analytics based on a robust cloud
computing platform for information and data needs. It also offers design, rapid
deployment, support services, software updates, and enhancements; and
consulting and training services.
download a demonstration
of ATS TimeWorkOnDemand, or to register for a bi-monthly webinar, go
to our website. And, to reach a sales rep, call; 866.294.2467.
Tracking employee time with biometrics
is nothing new. In fact, it has becoming ubiquitous with many companies
adopting the technology as a way to streamline payroll costs and increase workforce
productive. And since biometric technology, can be used for different purposes,
Amazon will soon add it to their Whole Foods grocery chain as a way for customers
In a recent article by Courtney Linder for Popular Mechanics titled Why Amazon Wants to Scan Your Hands’. Here is an excerpt from the article:
is testing out a new payment method at its New York offices: hand scanning.
how it works: Users hold their hands over a special scanner that uses computer
vision and depth geometry to identify each hand’s unique shape and size, per
the report. Amazon Prime customers must go into stores for their hands to be
captured and linked to their account before they can begin using the payment
The new payment method will also help to process
transactions more quickly. While a typical card transaction takes three or four
seconds, Amazon’s new tech can process the charge in less than 300
milliseconds, says the report.
It’s not a new concept by any means. Hand geometry, as
the biometric is called, was used to protect access to the residential Olympic
Village at the 1996
The concept of hand geometry was developed and
patented in 1985, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. The
first commercial product using the tech came out the following year, but it
wasn’t widely adopted. However, many companies do use hand geometry for time
and attendance purposes. Walt Disney World has used “finger geometry”
for years to expedite entrance to parks, for example.
Systems that measure hand geometry use a digital camera and light to take a scan. When you use one, you simply place your hand on a flat surface and line your fingers up for an accurate reading. A camera takes several photos of your hand and the shadows that it casts. That data is used to determine the length, width, thickness, and curvature of your fingers and hand. Then, it’s translated into a numerical template through an algorithm.”
biometric clocks are used in a variety of companies and industries from
healthcare to food manufacturing, grocery retail, shipping & logistics,
government entities and construction. With ATS biometric time clocks,
employees can clock in with a quick scan of their hand, and are instantly
verified for accuracy. And, with biometric identification capabilities, “buddy
punching” can be prevented to help control labour costs associated with
a demonstration of ATS biometric time clocks or cloud computing
time and attendance application, go to our website.
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.
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.
It wasn’t too long
ago that asking your boss to work
from home would likely stunt your career aspirations. And, while some
companies still frown on the idea of employees working from home, there is no
stopping this shift towards working remotely, a shift that has been taking
place for the last several years.
Eighty-six percent of IT developers work remotely, with almost one-third working from home full time, according to a study by DigitalOcean, a cloud-based platform. Of the more than 4,500 respondents to the study, Currents: A Seasonal Report on Developer Trends in the Cloud: Remote Work Edition, 43% said that the ability to work remotely is “a must-have” when considering a job offer.
Contrary to the belief that remote workers are isolated and disengaged from the workforce, 71% of respondents who work remotely said they feel connected to their organization’s community. However, the 29% of remote workers who feel isolated said they’re disengaged from their company’s culture and excluded from offline conversations with team members when working offsite. Seventy-six percent of respondents expected remote work to offer more work-life balance, but many reported working longer hours and that their work-life balance was only slightly better than their onsite colleagues.
Although remote work is considered the norm for developers, a plurality (47%) started working offsite between one and four years ago. The study also found that on a scale of 1-5, a flexible work schedule was “very important” to many of the respondents (44%).
Despite the above-mentioned
stats that shows an upward trajectory, that more companies are adopting a remote
workforce mentality-you will have to build a compelling case on the benefits of
remote work if your employer does not believe it in.
additional stats from the article; “Remote work has swiftly become a norm, especially in a tight labor market
with more specialized jobs. Since 2005, the number of U.S. employees who
work from home at least half the time has more than doubled, according to the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But employers have been comparably slow in
outlining how such arrangements work for their companies; a majority of
employers surveyed in a 2018 Upwork study lacked any official remote work
are certain jobs like payroll
and HR and in some industries
that require employees to be in the
office or on a job site. On the other hand, other jobs like software programing
or sales can be done remotely. In the
end, if you have presented a strong business case on the reasons why you should
work remotely, and it does not match with your employers’ corporate culture, it
might be best, in the end, to start looking elsewhere.
Accurate reporting is vital to a company’s success. ATS HCM Workforce Analytics delivers a
complete solution for analyzing and visually exploring your data to understand
the correlation between people performance and business performance.
ATS HCM Workforce
Analytics application can help you make on-the-spot decisions by providing a
wealth of invaluable information and insights, using up-to-the-minute HR
analytics tools and customizable dashboards.
HR and other departmental managers have access to multiple pre-built global reports and dashboards with relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Indicators
You can connect and blend data from HCM, Time and Attendance, Payroll and other third-party applications for deeper insight into your workforce-thus, helping you, to make informed decisions.
ATS intuitive cloud platform gives you flexibility. You can create stunning visualizations and share the data with colleagues—online and/or on mobile devices.
Anticipate workforce needs with predictive analytics, while working with others, within your organization,to determine the right skills that support your strategic plan.
Anticipate workforce needs with predictive analytics, while working with others, within your organization, to determine the right skills that support your strategic plan.
Payroll and HR Compliance
business is operating in one or several cities, provinces or states, your data
should be standardized but, should also comply to the local laws in the jurisdictions
where you operate.
Workforce Analytics, you can:
Equip C-level executives with real-time contextual information and ad hoc analysis. This powerful dashboard leverages business data and other applications to provide a single source of truth for the company.
Seamlessly update profiles and permissions features to enable executives, managers, supervisors and employees to support both themselves and their teams, while ensuring that sensitive HR data is visible only to those who need to see it
Enhance business decisions with best-of-breed intelligence – using our cloud-based analytics software. Download employee data through a variety of employee time clocks and enhance, and performance challenges
Business with Real-Time Insights
Analytics connects business and IT to help you close the gap between your
digital transformation strategy and execution. From designing and value
discovery to accelerated innovation to productive usage for tangible business
Enable managers to subscribe to reports
notifying them of exceptions or conditional circumstances such as high absence
Spot potential business problems before
they occur with early warning systems reporting
This robust cloud-based application
supports strategic workforce planning, budgeting and forecasting and helps you
analyze trends in workforce gaps and accurately model labour composition
Enable rapid identification of trends using
charts, tables, and other graphics with easy-to-use data visualization tools
You now have more than enough information to make the most skeptic C-suite executive excited. And, if you are asked for more information, you can start the journey by downloading a demonstration or registering for one of our bi-monthly webinars.
To arrange an onsite visit or an
ATS Workforce Analytics demonstration specific to your organizational 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.