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A recent survey by Gartner of over 500 HR leaders across several countries, and all major industries revealed that “building critical skills and competencies tops the list, but many HR leaders will also prioritize change management, leadership, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives”.

As the end of 2021 draws to a close, now is the time for organizations and HR professionals to start preparing for the year ahead and align their internal goals with larger HR trends that are emerging. Here are 5 things that will become priorities for People & Culture leaders in 2022:

1.Embrace and Deliver Experience Remotely: While a majority of the workforce have been inoculated and some have returned to the office, many companies are viewing hybrid and virtual work as a long-term strategy.  And, this means, when it comes to investing in technology, the employee experience should be included in the broader picture.

HR leaders will have to adjust to working with a remote workforce and so, screening, interviewing, and onboarding new employees will be done remotely but, if it’s done properly, it should not be a challenge.

2.Cloud-Based OnDemand Applications are on the Rise: All encompassing, Human Capital Management (HCM) applications are shifting the dynamics in the workplace. In particular, employee management apps that allows a company to; automate time tracking, enhance employee on-boarding, and enhance payroll processing in real-time, to make informed business decisions and improve productivity.

3.Make an Effort to Understand the Current and New Generation of Workers
Millennials and Generation Z view work differently from the generation before them. HR professionals, will need to start adjusting to the new world of work. Millennials have been entering the workforce for several years and, at the same time Generation Z are also graduating from high school or university and entering the workforce.

This cohort of workers expect HR departments to adjust their policies to match flexibility and the collaboration they crave. And, when a company has a workforce that comprises of both young and older workers, HR has to walk a tight-rope and carefully manage employee needs without alienating either side.

4.Incorporate Wellness into the Fabric of your Organization
The coronavirus pandemic has created a fundamental shift in how work places are conceived. Health and wellness have moved from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’. Don’t be surprised if candidates inquire about your company’s approach to health and wellness during the interview stage. The pandemic has shone a light on the importance of health and wellness.

5.Create and Maintain a Positive Work Culture
A company that’s enamoured with profits over people will likely have a lot of staff turnover. A positive and healthy working environment will generate happy and hardworking employees.

A positive work environment allows employees to feel comfortable sharing and exchanging ideas-all of which, can lead to a boost in productivity and increased profits. When employees feel empowered and included in company’s goals, this can foster team building.  

Bottomline: keep the lines of communication open with employees at all times, whether they are working remotely or onsite. Simply asking them how they’re coping with work and other challenges will mean a lot. As an HR leader, you can do daily virtual meetings, send weekly email updates to connect with the team. And, you notice one of your employees are not as engaged, or a quick phone call to do a one and one chat the individual could go a long way to helping them feel part of the team.

About ATS

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. ATS cloud services offer rapid deployment, support services, software updates, and enhancements; and consulting and training services.

The topic of this blog suggests this is a herculean challenge that some companies are either unwilling to tackle, or simply don’t know how to hire a workforce that represents an ever-changing society. Some experts have suggested that such deep-seated unconscious biases, in a setting, where some like to hire and work with people who look and talk like them and who, have similar backgrounds and experiences is pervasive throughout the tech world. However, even with the best of intentions, hiring biasesraises red flags for qualified potential candidates who would rather work for companies who are diverse (in both words and actions) rather, than ones who may hire them as the token employee for diversity within their ranks.

Shama Hyder’s article titled 5 Steps to Help Tech Companies Reduce Bias in AI   is a good guide for any company who is unsure of how to tackle hiring biases.

“1. Make tech education accessible: Artificial intelligence systems are biased, and the technology usually follows the viewpoints of its creators. While society has changed considerably in the last half-century, corporations still have underlying biases (whether they realize them or not). It’s essential that we take active steps to reverse our biases so that we can prevent further biases from developing in artificial intelligence, and the best way to do this is to make the tech industry more accessible to a wider range of people.

Initiatives like Girls Who Code, AI4ALL and other educational programs make it possible for children to develop an interest in technology. To reduce bias and make the tech industry more diverse, leaders must invest in the education of young people so that they can develop an interest in the field and build the skills necessary to pursue a career. Tech companies should invest in a range of students early on, knowing that investments in education yield long-term results.

2. Hire and promote with diversity in mind: Despite numerous call-outs of major industry leaders, the tech world still lacks diversity. The Harvard Business Review reported that leading companies like Google have only crawled ahead toward more diversity among staff members. Even nearly seven years after tech companies started reporting diversity efforts, most leading tech organizations are failing — with minorities only making up single-digit percentages of the overall workforce.

3. Evaluate Data Sets: Bias is already in your data sets, and you shouldn’t ignore it. To counter biases, every AI technology developer should devote time to evaluating the data sets with which the system was created. This evaluation should take place at every stage of development, from the initial design to the final proofs. 

The best way to evaluate AI for biases is to ask specific questions. The FTC provides guidelines to determine if artificial intelligence is on the right trajectory, and to clarify what is allowed (or prohibited) by law. Developers must question themselves and the technology they are creating. It is imperative that developers understand their own biases — especially the unconscious ones — and can evaluate their work for the same. Working to eliminate biases is not a linear process, as it will take multiple back-and-forth steps.

4. Regularly re-evaluate systems to detect bias: Rigorous evaluations can’t stop at data sets. Technology is growing and changing at such a rapid pace, and strategies, systems and even outcomes should be re-evaluated each step of the way. In order to reverse the biases already in artificial intelligence and prevent further biases from developing, companies must check their work over and over again. 

5. Adjust and repeat the process: Technology has never developed linearly. The same applies to artificial intelligence: Data, processes, systems and even the bots themselves must be adjusted over time. The best avenue forward is to take a preventative approach. That means that these five steps to reduce bias in AI should be adjusted and repeated multiple times on any given system”.

Bottomline: Confirmation bias is the human tendency to process information by looking for — or interpreting information consistent with our own beliefs. Today, we know that confirmation bias affects technology development and when we allow our biases to distort what we think we know, it alienates qualified candidates, who could help make our companies grow.

About ATS

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. ATS cloud services offer rapid deployment, support services, software updates, and enhancements; and consulting and training services.

Human Capital Management (HCM) Explained In 7 Steps

According to webopedia.comHuman Capital Management (HCM) software is a digital repository of human resources applications pertaining to employees and applicants. HCM software brings all company paperwork and forms into a centralized platform, usually cloud-based, so that HR personnel can access employee data and manage job candidates. HCM software, like other HR platforms, typically includes employee management, talent acquisition, and limited employee self-service features”.

Essentially, Human Capital Management (HCM) is an all-encompassing application that helps organizations eradicate paper-based systems. Today’s modern HCM solutions, like ATSTimeWorkOnDemand encompasses; Time and Attendance, Machine Learning and Workforce Planning and, many of the above- mentioned modules of a human capital management solution.

Here are 7 benefits of a human capital management (HCM) solution by Mary Girsch-Bock in a recent article for CPA Practice Advisor:

  1. “Time and attendance: To pay employees properly, you’ll need a system that employees will quickly adapt to that will track time worked properly.
  2. Payroll: Of course payroll plays an important role in HCM. Paying employees correctly and on time is part of a good management strategy.
  3. Talent management: If you have hundreds or thousands of employees to manage, it’s easy to overlook some of them. Using talent management resources can help to retain your good employees while also pinpointing those that may need some additional assistance.
  4. Training: Training and talent management go together. To be successful, employees need to be properly trained. Human capital management makes it easy to manage all levels of employee training from initial orientation to management training.
  5. Benefits: If you offer benefits to your employees, you need a way to manage them properly. HCM makes it simple to offer the benefits that your employees desire, and once offered, makes it simple to manage them properly.
  6. Reporting: Is your business doing a good job managing its employees? The best way to find out is to have access to various reports and analytics that can point out successes as well as areas that may need more attention.
  7. Compliance: Much of HR and payroll requires some level of compliance. Using an automated system where all employee-related tasks are centralized can help keep your firm or business compliant”.

To learn about ATS Human Capital Management (HCM) or to attend one of our bi-weekly webinars, go to our website. And, to reach an account executive by phone, call: 866.294.2467.

About ATS

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. ATS cloud services offer rapid deployment, support services, software updates, and enhancements; and consulting and training services.

While the pandemic restrictions have somewhat eased, business executives need to make decisions about how to achieve an optimal remote work strategy. And, unlike the reactive shift, that began in 2020, this new “back to normal” is one that should include some form of remote/hybrid return to work experience going forward.

Video conferencing, while nothing new, permeated every business, both small and large during the height of COVID-19 and continues to be the way the format many businesses, use today to connect with their employees and customers.

In a recent article, for HR Daily Advisor, titled “5 Benefits of Video Conferencing for HR” Luke Smith espouses the use of video conferencing:

“1. Personal Connection  The HR department is composed of many different positions, and they can all benefit from video, even when your team is only discussing topics among themselves. From assistants who respond directly to employee questions to managers who handle all the tiny details, everyone on the team can use video to communicate clearly and efficiently at the touch of a button.

The greatest benefit of video conferencing software is the ability to communicate and meet in person even if we’re far apart. By connecting over video, you can share all necessary details with your coworkers without having to go back and forth in e-mails or direct messages. Plus, the human connection is essential when we’re all isolated and working from home.

2. Easier Interviews: Video conferencing allows you to interview candidates with considerably less effort than it used to take. In the past, in-person interviews severely limited the number of candidates a company could consider. Now, with widely accepted remote options, employees can interview and work from almost anywhere. This helps you find the perfect fit for any position! Furthermore, HR can send recorded videos of interviews to other decision-makers within the company for review.

3. Reduce Costs: While interviewing is easier with video conferencing, it’s also less expensive. Not only do employees not need to pay for travel, but there are also fewer expenses when there is no physical office (lighting, utilities, rent, etc.).

In the past, when interviewing for high-ranking positions, many companies would fly in candidates, put them up in hotels, provide rental cars, and then pay to send them home. That, too, is a thing of the past, and the savings can be exponential.

4. Mental Health Considerations: While the interviewing aspect is great, video conferencing can also help with the needs of your current employees, especially when your department is working to improve employees’ mental health. The ability to speak to HR or anyone at the office without having to be physically present creates more opportunities to allow employees to work from home and work flexible schedules.

With COVID-19 still a factor, many working parents are dealing with extra responsibilities, including caring for their kids and homeschooling. If HR can provide the chance for employees to start later in the day so they can take care of their kids and still be face-to-face for an important meeting via video conferencing, it will make a big difference in your employees’ lives, and they will truly appreciate the gesture.

5. Easier Presentations: On the topic of presentations, HR can also use video conferencing software to schedule high-quality webinars for management or staff. In addition to showing your face during the meeting, you can also utilize the benefits of screen-sharing.

Just about every video conferencing tool has a screen-sharing option, and it allows you to show the content on your screen to your audience in real time. Slideshow presentations are particularly powerful in this medium, and you can also record your screen during the show so your webinar can be watched again at a later time by any employees who missed it”.

Bottomline: The pandemic has forced employers to re-think their approach to work. Video-based apps and connected device services have proven how important ease of use is for technology adoption. And, while many of us slowly make our way to offices the popularity of video conferencing has not become a business staple for now and the foreseeable future.

To learn more about ATS, register for a bi-monthly webinar or download a demo from our website. And, to reach us by phone, call 866.294.2467.

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.

Today’s workforce is evolving, how and where people work, even the skills you need continue to shift. So how do you adapt to what the future brings? Meet ATS Human Capital Management (HCM) mobile solutions. It enables ready-to-use data and places secure and convenient tools right in your hands, for simple, anytime access across devices.

ATS HCM cloud for mobile includes:

Automation to decrease workload

  • Update, submit and approve timesheets
  • ATS HCM cloud for mobile robust algorithm that populates; schedules, holiday calendars, and rotating, split, or dynamic shifts.
  • Get up-to-the-minute information on employee clock in/out data
  • Submit and approve time off requests
  • Review time-off requests and access employees’ worker profiles from anytime, anywhere

Game-changing HR technology

  • Easily find employee data such as phone number, title, work location and more
  • Review employee time off balances
  • Easily create and maintain manager and employee self-reviews to help guide and grow employees
  • Attract and manage applicants for careers within your company, and improve the employee experience by onboarding new hires with ease
  • Avoid data latency and ensure data integrity with unification across HR processes

Employee Benefit Accruals

  • Complete employee benefits enrollment
  • Access existing and future benefits elections
  • Make managing performance goals flexible and approachable for your people
  • View information by category of benefit, plan type and coverage level
  • Select detailed views such as effective date, deduction per pay period and employer contribution

Workforce Planning

  • Reduce costs by tracking absence trends and areas of low productivity with data analytics for optimization
  • Prevent costly violations with alerts that bring issues to the scheduling manager’s attention, such as overstaffing scenarios or being out of alignment with labor demand
  • Create labour forecasts using a combination of historical data, customer recent trends, and seasonal predictions
  • Enable real-time visibility with ATS HCM cloud mobile solutions
  • Meet operational goals while staying on budget by setting safeguards for Key performance indicators (KPIs) thresholds to limit fluctuations

Analytics and HR Dashboard

  • With ATS HCM cloud mobile dashboards, HR practitioners can dig deeper into your data with drill-down capabilities and analysis on every view
  • HR leaders can access
  • This easy-to-use application, consists of; core HR, talent optimization, learning management, payroll and workforce management capabilities- with a unique set of behavioral science tools, that apply predictive analytics
  • ATS HCM cloud mobile solution replaces complex processes, workflows, and systems with a sophisticated, yet intuitive technology
  • Allows HR connectivity across departments, regions, provinces, states and/or different countries and works on any mobile device in seconds

ATS HCM cloud for mobile is a powerful set of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) software solutions that empower your people to deliver streamlined processes with remarkable experiences. And, with an implement team that has deep industry experience, you can be assured of a seamless implementation process that delivers a standardized, consistent experience built around your organization’s data.

To learn more about ATS HCM cloud mobile, go to our website, while there, you can also register for one of our webinars. To reach an account executive by phone, call; 866.294.2467.

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.

Manufacturing companies have been using analytics on data for various purposes: Budgeting and forecasting, data capture, employee scheduling, product quality, and so on. In the past, companies have generated and stored data in on-premise expensive data centers. And, in the past, the ability to perform analytics have been limited to manual spreadsheets, which are inefficient and costly. ATSTimeWorkOnDemand provides end-to-end solution, that allows manufacturing companies to harness all the data that they generate to improve operational efficiency, streamline business processes, and uncover valuable insights that drive profits and growth.

ATSTimeWorkOnDemand enables the manufacturing industry with smart solutions that includes:

Cloud-Native and Artificial Intelligence: ATSTimeWorkOnDemand delivers the latest innovations, while empowering your workforce and equipping them with the skills and tools to safely keep up with the new complexities and speed of digital manufacturing and machine learning.

Resilient Supply Chain: Enhance the end-to-end supply chain visibility, agility, and profitability through intelligent planning, real-time reporting capabilities, demand sensing, and API data integration.

Employee Scheduling: With ATS employee scheduling, you can connect production and office workers with the secure collaboration and information management tools needed to support remote work. Create optimized schedules in a single click. Employee preferences and skills are automatically matched with the optimized labour forecast, local and federal regulated compliance requirements, with policies to create fully-compliant schedules.

Flexible Data Collector Options: As employees work across different locations and regions, ATS cloud computing data collectors accurately calculate overtime, premium pay, time-off requests and other up-to-the-minute labour information. With robust AI horsepower, complex computations like these that go across locations used to take hours and can now be accomplished in seconds.

Reliability: ATSTimeWorkOnDemand is hosted in a highly-secure, SOC-compliant environment so you workforce management tools are always available no matter where you are, with just the click of your browser. You get 24/7 monitoring and unlimited capacity and support.

Scalability and Elasticity: ATSTimeWorkOnDemand cloud computing architecture enables auto-scaling and optimal performance. And, with ATSTimeWorkOnDemand manufacturing companies can drive new levels of agility, safety, productivity, and innovation using IoT, cloud-based computing.

Job Costing, Labour Distribution and Advanced Insights: ATSTimeWorkOnDemand computes optimal job costing transactions and labour hours based on forecasted demand and customer labour standards to drive efficient plans and operational insights.

Ready for a demo, download it here or go to www.atimesolutions.com

See how ATS Human Capital Management Solution can help you optimize your workforce management to reduce labour costs and increase operational efficiency.

To reach us 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.

Two of Canada’s largest grocery stores have reintroduced lockdown/pandemic pay for its workers, a move, that is likely to be followed by other grocers.

A recent press release by David Brown Canadian Grocer, reads in part: “

“Longo’s—which operates only in Ontario where a stay-home order is in effect for four weeks—announced all permanent front-line staff working in Longo’s stores and distribution centres, and for Grocery Gateway, Central Kitchen and Market Café would be receiving a $2 increase. Assistant store managers, department managers, team leads and supervisors in operating roles will not receive the $2 wage increase, but will receive a special weekly bonus.

Read: Canadian grocers and their supply chains unlock business value with ATSTimeWorkOnDemand

Before and during COVID-19 ATS customers, including: food production, grocery, healthcare, manufacturing and retail — have used bonus payments, (commonly referred to as shift differential or premium pay) for both hourly and/or salaried employees.  ATSTimeWorkOnDemand shift differential allows a company to accurately apply them to things such as: shift starting and end times, time worked on certain hours or days, or shifts rendered in a particular role or location.

Our customers use ATSTimeWorkOnDemand for shift differentials/premium pay in the following scenarios:

  • Evening shifts
  • Overnight shifts
  • Weekend shifts
  • Bonus: pandemic or lockdown pay
  • Holiday shifts
  • Shifts outside an employee’s typical schedule
  • Ongoing coverage of an undesirable shift

By using ATSTimeWorkOnDemand, your organization will benefit from harmonized processes and increased role-based experiences across all devices resulting in:

Workforce Productivity and Manager Experience: streamlines payroll costs and is available anytime, anywhere, both online and on mobile devices. The application delivers an engaging experience that drives user adoption across the workforce, giving companies the ability to streamline time-entry and approval processes.

Analytics: delivers end-to-end insight into HR, payroll, and time-tracking processes. Get real-time reporting into actual labor costs and actionable insight with embedded analytics at the point of decision-making.

Real-Time Calculation: A robust, enterprise-grade calculation engine delivers real-time calculations and information on overtime, double time, vacation, shift differentials and more, prior to the payroll run.

Platform Extensibility and Data Integration: A modern technology infrastructure, seamlessly integrated with foundational applications employees use every day. Cloud-native, with open APIs, and extensible — mold to your business and easily adapt as it evolves. ATSTimeWorkOnDemand enables organizations to integrate time clock data with inbound/outbound integration to import clock-in/outs).

More Control: Managers can override rate during time entry and correct time off. For multiple jobs, approvals can be routed separately to each manager, eliminating approval delays.

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

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