How an Automated Time and Attendance System Can Drive Increased Employee Engagement
Most people will agree, the number one differentiator between companies that do well and companies that fail is the caliber of their employees.
How does an organization attract intelligent, hardworking and productive employees? It starts with creating an organizational environment where employees identify with the values and goals set by the company. Then, it takes workforce buy-in and engagement to create a truly productive environment.
For many companies, increasing employee engagement is an ongoing challenge. Interestingly, more and more companies are implementing an automated time and attendance system to promote two-way exchanges between the workforce and management team.
Here’s what an automated time and attendance system can do to improve employee engagement at your company:
#1 Step Up Communication between Employees and Managers
An organization can fall apart without clear communication. A centralized time and attendance system that streamlines communication while facilitating business processes can turn employee engagement around in a positive way. Through a direct communication channel that is opened up by an automated time and attendance system, employees can start to feel that they are fully aware of what is expected of them. The messaging capabilities of a biometric time clock allow managers to create written messages for employees when they clock in and out. Messages to individual employees (“Nice work yesterday!”), or to the entire workforce (“Please tidy up the worksite before Thursday’s inspection”), can help keep everyone in the loop and allow employees to feel like they are on the right track, preventing employee frustration.
#2 Bump Up Workforce Mobility
Constant connection, despite location, is imperative for keeping employee engagement high. Workforces are becoming increasingly more mobile, and in turn, technology is adapting to keep up. Managers and workers want to feel like they can be engaged with their central office even when they are outside of those walls. Time and attendance solutions that enable mobility can help increase engagement by linking people, wherever they may be. Whether it is a manager having the ability to check in on his employee’s locations from afar, or an employee being able to clock in at three different site locations a day, mobile time and attendance systems support productivity, allow for constant tracking of objectives and boost engagement.
#3 Turn Up Employee Self Service
Readily having access to information can be one of the most important ways to increase employee engagement. Time and attendance systems that double as convenient employee self service portals—providing workers with access to their time and attendance related records—help employees feel in control. For instance, time clocks may provide employees the ability to review their work schedules, pay stubs, time sheets and accrued time off. Employees enjoy the easy access of a self service system, while managers appreciate the time saving benefits and clarity it provides. A time and attendance system that automates workflows and provides tools for employee self service contributes to the overall increase of productivity and satisfaction of the workforce.
Drive your employee engagement by rolling out a fully equipped automated time and attendance system to your workforce. Learn how EPAY’s cloud-based time and attendance software improves communication, enables workforce mobility and serves as an employee self service kiosk.