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Whether you are a food and beverage manufacturer, a wholesale, distributor, or a retailer, you face a unique set of challenges that are specific to your industry.

Not only do you have tough labour law requirements, but you also operate in an industry with tight margins and, where time is of the essence. You have to deal with payroll and other import costs, employee productivity, and wastage.

ATS Food Manufacturing application is designed to grow your food and beverage business, and help you enhance your back-of-house operations, so you can deliver better business performance and exceptional customer experiences.

With ATS Food Manufacturing application, your company gets access to; Workforce Planning, Employee Self-Service, Overtime Equalization, HR, Analytics, Time and Attendance, Workforce Absence and a proven technology platform that delivers- visibility and control and demand-driven solutions.

With ATS Food Manufacturing for Food and Beverage, you can simplify, scale and achieve:

Business Insight-24/7, 365 Days: ATS Food Manufacturing enables your people to access and act on workforce data anywhere, anytime with any mobile device.The application,allows you unprecedented insight into your business providing you with real-time visibility of what is important to you. It also allows you to track key performance indicators (KPIs), identify which parts of your business is generating the best returns and-address issues before they become business-affecting.

Machine Learning: ATS Food Manufacturing advances the aggregation of more and better data with broad capabilities, and deeper flexibility with forecasting algorithms.

Regulatory Compliance: The application enables you to take legislative compliance; whether its international, federal, provincial, state, and local labour laws in your stride- making it an integrated and automated part of your processes.

Improve Process and Efficiencies: With ATS Food Manufacturing solutions, you can drive efficiencies by integrating processes across the entire supply chain. We connect payroll, HR, finance, production, packaging and distribution to improve process. By aligning supply and demand, we streamline payroll costs, thus increasing workforce productivity.

Elasticity: That reduces the complexity, while providing comprehensive business insights and addressing those operational issues that restrict growth.

Proven Technology with Industry Specialization:  The applicationsupports multifaceted data exchanges with best-of-breed technology and architecture and addresses industry-specific requirements with vertically specialized modules.

Budgeting, Forecasting, Labour Planning and Demand: Take advantage of intuitive, industry specialized software for budgeting, planning, and forecasting. And with machine learning capabilities—you have access to a self learning algorithm that allows for analyzing of historical data, and the calculation of required labour hours to meet critical business objectives

To learn more or to fast track your evaluation of ATS Food Manufacturing, you can go to our website. You can also have call you back by submitting your request here.

As demand for working from home and other flexible work arrangements continues to grow with the post-COVID-19 workforce, HR leaders need to adapt and connect with employees – who are physically disconnected from the office – to foster collaboration and at the same time, ensure they can stay productive to help keep business operations run smoothly.

ATSTimeWorkOnDemand is a cloud computing HCM solution that helps foster collaboration and provide businesses with the following tools:

Automate Time Tracking
Eliminate the hassle of tracking hours by hand or guessing when employees arrive at work. ATSTimeWorkOnDemand automates the entire process through the cloud so you do not have to rely on spreadsheets or an antiquated time and attendance solution that’s not working the way you want it to.

Employee Self-Service
Do employees rely on HR to track time off and hours worked? With ATSTimeWorkOnDemand, employees can now request time-off from their phones, desktop or home computers.  ATSTimeWorkOnDemand allow you to track hours worked, manage requests and stay on top of labour distribution and job costing with automated, accurate timekeeping.

Accrual Benefits Administration
Want to see your HR manager do a happy dance? Tell them ATSTimeWorkOnDemand HCM application automates common workflows, removing the need for rekeying data with our unified database and allowing you to go paperless with 21st century artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics. Your HR and payroll manager and, yes even your CFO- will likely be doing backflips once they learn about this feature.

Compliance Risk
ATSTimeWorkOnDemand Workforce Analytics enables you to gain deeper insights into important data like employee turnover, headcount and pay equity-thus reducing compliance risk. Your organization can also gain a holistic understanding by extracting and compiling important data points across your finance, HR and payroll departments.

Employee Engagement
ATSTimeWorkOnDemand application helps make the process of adding a new hire seamless. HR will see a significant reduction in manual administrative onboarding processes, saving time so you can focus on more important things — building engagement and introducing your company culture before new hires step foot in the door.

There is no denying that working from home has become the new reality for many employees and, while, this is also posing new compliance challenges for HR leaders, it does not have to.  Using ATSTimeWorkOnDemand to accurately capture data in real-time with proactive alerts that notify administrators of any errors or discrepancies is one of the best ways to streamline costs and increase workforce productivity.

To view a demonstration, go to our website and to reach an account representative by phone, call: 866.294.2467.

Today’s HR leaders have a lot on their plate. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, they are constantly re-examining— recruiting, software scalability, emerging skills, the impact of analytics, the employee experience and much more as business disruptions, reset key work trends.

Companies are also undertaking digital business transformations that are changing their operations and internal capabilities. Automation and cost reduction opportunities-without compromising business value, is no easy feat— yet, most HR leaders are tasked with doing just that.  So, how should companies pursue cost optimization without compromising quality, while maintaining service excellence? The answer; ATSTimeWorkOnDemand built in the cloud.

Benefits of ATSTimeWorkOnDemand includes:

Accrual Benefits Administration
From managing remote workers, to complying with regulatory changes, ATSTimeWorkOnDemand HCM accrual benefits strategy adapts to changing times. When coupled with employee self-service module, it allows your organization to make use of time—off plans that match your policies, including eligibility, accrual frequency and carryover. Automatic accruals and reporting allow for proactive planning and approvals with user-friendly self-service workflows.

Automate Performance Management and Shift Differentials
Eliminate the hassle of tracking hours by hand or guessing when employees arrive at work. ATSTimeWorkOnDemand automates the entire process so you don’t have to rely on spreadsheets or timecards. ATSTimeWorkOnDemand empowers managers and HR professionals to automate employee information including: shift differentials, workforce planning, performance bonus, overtime equalization, and data integration, all from a single suite.

Optimize Workforce and Reduce Payroll Errors
Eliminate the hassle of tracking hours by hand or guessing when employees arrive at work. See a rapid return on investment by reducing payroll processing errors and overtime costs- while simplifying the way you manage everyday requests, tasks and updates with ATS automated workflows, reminders and notifications features.

Analytics and the Employee Experience
ATSTimeWorkOnDemand redefines how your people consume and interact with their HR department. Whether your employees need to request time off, change personal information, request a shift change all of this information will be at their fingertips.

Unparallel Support
You’ve invested in ATS HCM software to make your business more efficient, cost-effective and competitive. ATS support helps you get the most out of that investment, by providing the assistance you need, when you need it. ATS Support provides technical assistance and support resources to help you maintain your ATSTimeWorkOnDemand solution.

While COVID-19 has now made working from home the new reality for some employees- it is also posing new compliance challenges for HR leaders. Whether your business operates in one region, province or across Canada, accurately capturing employee data as a complete snapshot of hours worked is essential to gaining deeper insights to current and future business imperatives— and help shape the organization strategy and create competitive advantage.

To download a demo, go to our website. And to reach an account executive by phone, call: 866.294.2467.

If your company is growing, this probably means that you a need workforce management solution that is flexible in its support, of your organizational structures. In other words, this software solution should be able to take advantage of your company’s automation needs now and, in the future— and with ability to seamlessly connect HR, finance and employee information in real-time.

To address these challenges, growing organizations are turning to ATS unified Workforce Management solution for their HR, payroll and finance needs. In doing so they can automate more HR-to-finance and payroll processes, gain valuable insights into employee productivity in a single view — and spend less time preparing compliance reports and for audits.

ATS brings HR and payroll together in an all-in-one Workforce Management Solution. HR related information is built-in into the fabric of ATS Workforce Management Solution, by providing, payroll, HR and departmental managers access to the same set of real-time data to improve communications and accelerate decision making. For example, processes like online time sheets (for remote workforce) overtime equalization, ERP and payroll integration are fully automated, removing the need for staff to manually enter information in multiple places.

With ATS Workforce Management Solution less time is needed to prepare compliance or audit reports, because effective dates are used throughout one system. Employees and managers enjoy secure, self-service capabilities, improving HR service and reducing administrative tasks for the HR team.

The robust and unified data model of ATS Workforce Management Solution provides your organization with a complete view of labour performance key performance indicators (KPI’s) without the need for spreadsheets or manual data imports.

 To download a demonstration of ATS Workforce Management Solution, go to our website. To reach an account executive, call 866.294.2467

Managing overtime is not an easy task, especially if your company is using manual time cards and spreadsheets — an archaic practice at best, although, several companies still track employee hours, overtime and leave policies using these tools

Tracking overtime does not have to be that hard, especially if you are using a modern time and attendance solutions. Here are excerpts from an article, on how to manage overtime, by Rob Press for online magazine TLNT titled; 6 Ways to Minimize the Impact of the New US Overtime Rules

Simplify complex policies: Review your overtime policy, reading it through the eyes of the employees. You may find that by simplifying your policy, you could actually minimize the amount of work that you need to do to approve each request.

Complex policies were actually at the root of a recent class action in California. At some company facilities, there was a flat “no overtime” policy. At others, the policy stated that prior approval for overtime must be given by two relevant managers; something that the employees stated was an “impossible task” when they were under pressure to get the job done. Ultimately, the company agreed to settle the case for $20 million.

This really shows just how many complex stages can often be involved in overtime policies, and begs the question: Could making policies more straightforward – and consistent — not only help businesses to achieve their goals, but also help to make HR and manager workloads more manageable?

Focus on organization: To manage overtime like a boss, we need to focus on overtime specifically, right? Well, maybe not. To properly manage overtime, it’s important to look at the bigger picture.

There was a very interesting study undertaken by the US Postal Service across the Northeastern states which found that managers who failed to effectively manage unscheduled leave ended up having to deal with more overtime. According to the report, “management did not effectively manage unscheduled leave, which contributed to overtime hours.” Makes sense, doesn’t it?

Track employee hours: It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been working in HR for years or you’re just starting out in your career, you know, or will quickly discover, that employees are bad — very bad — at tracking their time. With so many other tasks that need to be prioritized, filling in timesheets often ends up at the bottom of the list.

And the problem doesn’t end there. Even when employees do try to track their time, they’re often doing it days later, which means the hours they’re putting down probably aren’t all that accurate. According to studies of memory, people quickly forget what they learn. What did you have for lunch three days ago?

Analyze: One of the most vital aspects of good overtime management is what it can tell us about workforce practices. As an HR professional, you’re not only responsible for supporting employees, but also for supporting the business, and for raising concerns that can help it improve.

One of the other advantages that an automated tracking system offers is the ability to analyze time and attendance. You can do this with paper timesheets, but it’s much harder.

Minimize overtime: Of course, the absolute best way to manage overtime is to have less of it. Ha! Easier said than done right? Well, being able to reduce overtime isn’t something that’s guaranteed, but there are a few methods that can minimize the need for extra hours.

Although there are any number of reasons for overtime, when it becomes endemic that’s often a sign there are not enough resources to complete the necessary tasks within the time given.

Managing change: Understanding how to better manage overtime is a significant part of handling the big changes that are taking place within the HR industry right now. With HR professionals expected to receive more requests for overtime payments than ever before under the new rules, now is the perfect time to look at improving internal processes and honing management skills for efficient and effective working”.

So, to summarize; proactively managing your employees’ overtime, avoiding surprises and preparing for the future can reduce your expense, protect your organization from unwanted legal action, and improve morale across the company.

ATS TimeWorkOnDemand is a best-of-best 21st century human capital management (HCM) software provides an end-to-end employee lifecycle management solution. ATS TimeWorkOnDemand Workforce Management solutions help meet your workforce needs regardless of your industry or where you do business.

Interested in learning how you can curb overtime with ATS TimeWorkOnDemand? Go to our website and take a test drive. You can also reach an account executive at 866.294.2467.

The United States Department of Labor had been contemplating updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for quite some time and in December (of this year) 2016, this proposed update will take effect. And this will have wide-ranging effects in just about every industry and while is being instituted in the United States it will be felt in Canada as several Canadian companies have subsidiaries and/or remote employees in operate in the very regions where this propose overtime rule will take effect.

This change also means that, for several organizations, these upcoming changes will require adhering to; how employees are classified, observing hours worked, how time is tracked and, the manner in which overall compensation is paid. Once this law is enacted, it’s anticipated that companies will have 60 days to comply with these new regulations-and if companies choose not to comply, they will subjected to fines and penalties.

An excerpt from The Department of Labor, states, in part;

“The Department is proposing to update the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar workers) are entitled to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime pay protections. The Department last updated these regulations in 2004, and the current salary threshold for exemption is $455 per week ($23,660 per year). With this proposed rule, the Department seeks to update the salary level required for exemption to ensure that the FLSA’s intended overtime protections are fully implemented, and to simplify the identification of nonexempt employees, thus making the executive, administrative and professional employee exemption easier for employers and workers to understand and apply.”

The Impact Of The New Overtime Rule Will Be Felt Across All Industries

Here are some suggested steps you can implement to align your organization with the upcoming changes:

Deploy a time and attendance solution
Accurately tracking employee time and being able to get real-time reporting be an essential part of complying with the proposed FLSA overtime rule changes. An effective time and attendance solution will make it easy for businesses to know when an employee is approaching overtime, track hours of employees who work on weekends and remote workers who use mobile devices.

Classify Salaried Employees
If some of your employees are making over the threshold amount they may be exempt from overtime if their job duties fall under the category of; administrative, managerial or executive as it’s defined under the regulations. That said, you should be careful, as employees who have, in the past, fallen under these categories have made case they should be paid overtime.  Prepare a list of employees whose salaries do not exceed the threshold because they may be entitled to receive overtime once the changes are enacted. Best case, scenario implement a leave management tool that will help automatically monitor and send alerts if when an employee is approaching overtime.

 Control Overtime Costs
On the surface, controlling overtime may seem difficult but in actuality it’s not. If you are using paper time sheets to track and monitor overtime, then yes, it does become a herculean task. By why bother using such antiquated methods, when you can deploy a time and attendance solution that which will automatically tell you; which employees that are scheduled for overtime, show you all overtime costs for each day, and distribute hours evenly between employees (using an overtime equalization tool) so, don’t have to employees for overtime hours, when you do not have to. Now isn’t this better than the spreadsheets, you are currently using?

Ultimately, the most important thing is going to be accuracy. Companies need to have an effective system in place, to accurately track time worked by employees and determine any changes they may need to make to ensure, they are in compliance.

To learn about the benefits of a time and attendance solution and how it can help your organization minimize the impact of changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, go to our website or call us at ; 866.294.2467.

The Impact Of The New Overtime Rule Will Be Felt Across All Industries

Why Do We Overwork Ourselves So Much?

November 12th, 2015 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Absence Management | Benefit Accruals | Labour cost | Overtime | Overtime Equalization - (Comments Off on Why Do We Overwork Ourselves So Much?)

Conventional wisdom says that hard work always pays off in the end but when does hardware become overworking? Clinical physiologist have long lamented that our desire to overwork is counterproductive which lends itself to some of the following:

1. Lack of sleep, anxiety and depression which creates a higher chance of a heart attack
2. Constant state of impatience and irritability most of the time
3. Huge amounts of stress which can be addicting

An article by Minda Zetlin Co-author for the ‘The Geek Gap’ published an article on Inc.com titled “10 Reasons to Stop Working So Hard” In no particular order we selected three of the most impactful reasons in the article:

“Sleep matters-The way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life is getting enough sleep,” Arianna Huffington said in a 2011 TED talk. She would know. She fainted from exhaustion and broke her cheekbone and is now something of a sleep evangelist. “I was recently having dinner with a guy who bragged that he’d gotten only four hours’ sleep the night before,” she continued. She considered retorting: “If you had gotten five, this dinner would have been a lot more interesting.”

You’re setting a bad example-The work schedule and tone you set for yourself will likely be mirrored by the smartest and most ambitious of your employees. What kind of leaders and bosses do you want them to be? Do you want the benefit of their brightest ideas and best judgment? Then don’t create an environment where everyone vies to see how many hours they can work without falling over.”

Most of the work is less important than you think-A few years ago, hospice worker Bronnie Ware famously published the top five regrets she heard from her dying patients. Those who’d had careers all regretted the number of hours they spent at work. But many of her patients also spoke of dreams they wished they’d fulfilled.”

At various points in our lives we all fall victim to working overtime, to complete a project with very little sleep. And while some of us can get away with it in the short run, it’s the long term health effect that catches up to us when we continue on this path.

Here are some tips for taking control of your time which can, eventually lead, to a less stressful workload by Sarah Brooks of sheknows.com:

Work smarter
When working, get rid of all distractions. This includes phones, social media apps, random internet browsing and even interruptions from coworkers.

Take breaks
Follow Martin’s advice and take 8 minutes per day for yourself, preferably more if you have time.

Be aware of how you spend your “off” time
Find ways to unwind that don’t involve watching television or surfing the net. Get outside, go for walks and get some fresh air.

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Why Do We Overwork Ourselves So Much?

Isn’t It Time You Eliminate Attendance Tracking Complexity?

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Apex Time Solutions in Employee Self Service | ERP | Leave Management | Overtime Equalization | Time and Attendance Blog, Workforce Management Software - (Comments Off on Isn’t It Time You Eliminate Attendance Tracking Complexity?)

There have been countless studies conducted on human beings resistance to change. It’s also not surprising that even the proponents of change also have their own resistance to the very thing that they are advocating for-change. However, we will leave this debate and the study on the psychology of change to experts in said field.

If your organization suffers from a culture of keeping the status quo, here is the good news!  ATS provides a new approach to the way attendance tracking and workforce management solutions are designed, built, and used. ATS time and attendance software helps companies maximize productivity in every area of its organization, through any smart-phone or workstation with Internet access. If your company needs convincing of the benefits of an ATS time management solution, we have the built-in- tools that can inspire your management team to innovate and think differently about your business in the 21st century. At your next management meeting, ask the senior management team to visualize the following:

A workforce management system that encompasses, employee scheduling, time tracking and HR functionality in addition to:

  • Exploring big data analytics through ATS report generator to tap into job costing, attendance trends and overtime equalization, thus, eliminating the need to use disparate systems to understand true payroll and operating costs.
  • The automation, managing and tracking of leave management policies. ATS Workforce Absence allows you to manage your company’s time-off requests policies through an intuitive employee self-service automated tool.
  • ATS time and attendance simplifies local, regional, multi-sites and global workforce management with built-in work and pay policies configuration tools in a robust and single, best-in-class driven, application. ATS time and attendance also allows you to adhere compliance risks through seamless integration with today’s advanced; CRM, ERP, Payroll, Recruitment Management and HR solutions.

By now, we imagining that your senior management team is jumping with excitement at the prospect of being able to access reports in a flash and having the right tools to track, manage and analyze employee time and attendance. Invariably this will free up the time of departmental managers and allow them to focus on other areas of the business that directly impact company growth instead of wasting time on manual tasks.

 

To learn or download a brochure for your management team and invite them to join a live webinar. To speak to an account executive, call us at 866.294.2467.

Isn’t It Time You Eliminate Attendance Tracking Complexity?

 

 

A modern cloud-based time and attendance solution enhances, simplifies, streamlines, and automates business processes­ across an organizational chain.  These modern day systems, enables senior executives and operational managers to collaborate, analyze, and access data in real-time.

ATS TimeWork is a perfect example of a robust, broad-based suite of integrated workforce management applications that give companies the simplicity, analytics and on-the-spot tools they need to run their business.

ATS TimeWork is smarter, faster and instantly extrapolates data from a variety of employee time clocks with no data duplication.  Companies can forecast, schedule, plan and expand in real-time.  ATS TimeWork enables organizations to gain deeper insight into employee attendance, benefit accruals and workforce analytics all the while helping organizations to reach their desired business goals.

Benefits of a modern-day cloud-based time and attendance include:

Employee Self-Services- ATS Self-Service for Employees gives employees online access to personal information and HR processes, including benefits enrollment. Employees punch in and out, view their time cards, monitor benefit (paid time off) balances, and request time off online with Employee Self Service.

Business Intelligence- Business Intelligence gets the right information, to the right individual at the right time, so business managers and executives throughout your organization can make use of business opportunities as they arise.

Absence Management- The ATS Absence Management Incident gives you control over your organization’s time-off processes, enabling you to track paid and unpaid time for your entire workforce.

Overtime Equalization- Overtime Equalization offers sophisticated business intelligence to provide a window into the areas of workforce performance that matter most to your organization. The solution highlights overtime offered refused, accepted and actual hours worked.

Forecaster- The ATS budget module helps companies track the history of business volume and produce accurate forecasts of future business cycles while simultaneously providing detailed calculations of workforce management requirements. Departments can track data by defining forecast drivers to achieve a set of requirements specifically to that department.

ATS TimeWork On-Demand delivers all of the modern-day features businesses need in a cloud platform, including industry- leading high performance and scalability, unparalleled reliability, and an intense focus on implementation and customer service.  So if your company has a high IT infrastructure and maintenance costs, which in turn, is affecting your company’s ability to grow then ATS Timework On-Demand is worth exploring.

To learn more, download a demo or contact one of our account reps at 866.294.2467 or go to our website.

Modernize Your Business Operations with ATS Cloud

 

New Year’s resolution is a time for goal setting in our personal lives and the same hold true for businesses. Organizations small and big use the start of the year, to set business goals some which include: devising ways to increasing productivity update business forecasts and streamline payroll costs.

ATS Time and Attendance On-Demand is powerful workforce management software that is adaptable and was designed for midsize and large companies that want to grow profitably. ATS Time and Attendance On-Demand helps you streamline and optimize every area of your business. Equipped with best-in-class business management tools, the solution provides transparency and control over all your operations. With ATS Time and Attendance On-Demand, businesses can remain confident that they will receive a successful deployment and rapid return on investment (ROI), with minimal total cost of ownership.

ATS Time and Attendance On-Demand will help with:

Employee Time CaptureCollect time and analyze workforce metrics through business intelligence data to quickly and easily understand workforce patterns.

Benefit Accruals—Optimize benefit accruals and time-off requests to produce an accurate employee schedules, while meeting business performance objectives

Talent Management, ERP, HR and Payroll interfaces—Integrate ATS Time and Attendance on-Demand data with third-party applications to produce accurate workforce analytics.

Employee Self-Service—Employee can access to their personal information and schedules through an iPad, smartphone or any workstation with Internet access. With this access, employees can request job changes, submit vacation request. Managers get an alert through a mobile device once employee submits request for time-off.  

Overtime Equalization—Automate overtime distribution to employees based on seniority or other business rules.

Get your business off to a great start in 2014 by reducing labour costs with better workforce management capabilities. ATS Time and Attendance On-Demand will help you streamline business processes, control payroll costs, manage compliance risk and improve workforce productivity.

To learn more, go to our website or call us at 866.294.2467.

Accelerate Your Business in 2014 with ATS Time and Attendance On Demand