HR data delivered with up-to-the-minute analytics is vital to the success of an
organization. ATS TimeWorkOnDemand cloud computing analytics
application can help you make the right business decisions by providing a invaluable
information and deep insights, using intuitive tools like automated real-time
reports and easy to configure dashboards.
Here are 3 reasons why HR managers love ATS TimeWorkOnDemand:
Create, update, and print reports
in various formats and through the dashboards
Keep the executive suite and departmental
managers informed across the organization, with scheduled up-to-the-minute
reports and dashboards
identification of trends using graphics with easy-to-use data visualization
Gain up to the
minute management insights of workforce through comprehensive analytics. Drill
down for more detail and utilize what-if analysis
business problems before they occur, by gaining instant visibility with early
warning systems reporting-so you can make better, informed people decisions.
and HR Compliance
and US compliance and regulatory payroll, HR and collective bargaining
features designed to enable executives, managers, supervisors and employees to
support both themselves and their teams, through self-service portals while
ensuring that sensitive HR data is visible only to those who need to see it
CRM, talent management, ERP and payroll applications with ATS
TimeWorkOnDemand, giving one source of truth for your people data. Use on
demand reports, dashboards and analytics to keep track of all payroll,
compensation and employee benefits data
Work etiquette is part common sense and part culture and can depend on
the company you work for. For example, the corporate culture at the company you
work for, might have a list of unwritten rules about work etiquette. It is up
to you to know them, and if you don’t make, an attempt by asking someone who has
been at the company longer than you have been. All workplaces are different,
but basic work etiquette is pretty universal within a country.
“Shut off your cell phone It can be tempting to zone out by checking personal email on your smartphone or scrolling through Facebook during a team meeting. Resist, says Diane Gottsman, a national etiquette expert and founder of The Protocol School of Texas. When you’re on your personal device, you send a message that the meeting and work aren’t your priority.
Be mindful during conference callsYou wouldn’t crunch a bag of potato chips during a department meeting or send out a flurry of personal tweets. So, don’t do it during a conference call, says Gottsman. A general rule for video calls is to imagine you’re in an in-person meeting. Be especially careful if you’re calling in from home.
Know your email etiquette Email subjects should clearly communicate the point of your message, Gottsman says. She also advises to be cautious when using the Bcc or blind copy features. You run the risk of the person who’s blind copied responding to everyone, she says. “There’s secrecy in blind copying. A cc feels more upfront.”
Think before adding an emojiEmojis can soften the tone of requests you make of your employees or colleagues. But, they also create the potential for misunderstandings. One recent study found that using smiley faces in work emails makes readers perceive the sender as less competent. It’s safest to use emojis with colleagues you know well, says Senning.
Keep notifications in checkIf you’re using your personal laptop for a work presentation, build in time to disable notifications that might pop up. For Belanger, who received that mid-presentation question about her date, it was an instant message, but it could also be Facebook alerts or even calendar reminders.
Don’t friend-request your boss We spend most of our days at work, and that’s where we build our relationships. So, friending a co-worker on Facebook might feel natural. But it’s also a risk. You might see a picture from their personal life that makes you uncomfortable. If that’s the case, “there’s nothing wrong with unfollowing someone,” Gottsman says.
When F2F is better than screen-to-screen Senning says part of good tech etiquette is knowing when not to use it. Relying heavily on email presents a genuine challenge to our ability to empathize, he says. For issues that are sensitive or could impact the relationship between colleagues or between a supervisor and her direct report, it’s better to meet face-to-face. It doesn’t have to be formal, a quick coffee or a “walking meeting” often works wonders to facilitate clear communication.
Say you’re sorry Inevitably, despite our best intentions, embarrassing tech mistakes will happen. “Technological tools are extremely helpful,” says Gottsman. “They make our job and life easier. But at the same time, they can complicate matters because we don’t use them right, or we get too comfortable. We need to use technology responsibly and politely.”
Bottomline-Many of these work etiquettes mentioned here are not hard to adopt, and as previously mentioned, most of them comes down to common sense.
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
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executive knows that talent is a company’s most important asset. And, managing that
talent effectively can help improve company
performance. Giving employees more autonomy
around benefits, time-off requests, and other essential employment information can help accomplish
this goal. When you offer a
broad range of HR
self-service options, your employees are more likely to develop a sense of ownership, and your HR department
can stay focus on more strategic issues, rather than manual administrative
Want to eliminate your company’s use of paper for requesting time-off? Here are 5 benefits of employee self-service with ATS TimeWorkOnDemand:
Reduce administrative time and ease compliance: Rapidly request,
review, and approve time off, shifting your time from administrative
tasks to more productive ones. Time-Off requests are checked against company
policies in real time to enforce rules like minimum balances
or black-out periods.
Empower people: Employees can manage their absence
requests any time, anywhere, using a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
Accurate, consistent leave management: Accurate and
consistent leave of absence management minimizes the risk of employee
grievances. Automated electronic administration of leave eligibility and
requirements ensures cases are managed accurately, consistently, and thoroughly
— every time.
Time and attendance: Employees can update their own
availability, request time off, view schedules, clock in and
out, and trade shifts – letting them better manage their work-life balance.
Automatic updates: Any update made to an employee’s
HR record seamlessly flows across the application in real-time. There is no
need for any duplicate data entry.
employee self-service automates the administration and tracking of paid and
unpaid federal, provincial, and employer-specific leave policies and can be
configured to match the needs of your organization to maintain balances, reduce
manual process errors, and control absence costs. And, by removing manual tasks
from the traditional leave management process, ATS employee self-service
ensures accurate data and full visibility, is enabled when tracking and
managing employee leave.
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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
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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.
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.
Managing payroll costs is no easy feat in today’s competitive business. From supply chain, to healthcare, retail and manufacturing, most organizations want to maintain a healthy balance between controlling costs, returning a profit and, thus have happy stakeholders. The landscape of your entire business, can be matched by ATS robust workforce management solution. The solution was built for businesses looking for greater efficiency, flexibility, and insight.
ATS TimeWorkOnDemand helps businesses compete and grow, by delivering an intuitive and easy-to-scale, workforce management solution, at a fraction of the cost and complexity of typical time and attendance system.
With ATS TimeWorkOnDemand, you are choosing a best-in-class workforce management solution for your enterprise to grow faster and run with agility. Here are 3 compelling reasons to choose ATS TimeWorkOnDemand:
Simple and Robust Application: With ATS TimeWorkOnDemand, you can regain control and agility, with a faster, simpler and flexible workforce management solution
Integration with Ease: ATS TimeWorkOnDemand accelerates your entire business–from data gathering to production, HR, and financial management and seamless product interfaces– and delivers faster insight into costs and performance at every step, on a global scale.
Flexible: ATS TimeWorkOnDemand offers flexible data configuration options and applications to support your industry-specific processes, and can be operated in the Cloud –managed by ATS –, or in your company data center, giving you total control over your IT strategy.
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