New White Paper: Analysis – Developing Effective Front-line Managers

Frontline managersEffective human capital management (HCM) strategies include an emphasis on developing effective front-line managers who are critical to your business. They manage and supervise field-level or customer-facing employees – your most critical asset in delivering value to your customers. Yet front-line managers often don’t have access to adequate tools and information necessary to support their direct reports, are overburdened by too much administrative work, have too wide a span of control, and are not empowered to incentivize and motivate their employees or team members.

A proper foundation for resourcing front-line managers begins with ready access to data on their employees and automated processes for routine, transactional, and administrative tasks. Easily accessing time and attendance, performance evaluation, and pay history data, for example, provides front-line managers with the much needed comprehensive view of their employees to monitor, coach, and make informed decisions. In addition, smart automation of compliance and administrative processes can free up managers to actually spend more time engaging with and developing their direct reports, driving the entire organization to greater success overall.

For further insights on developing effective front-line managers, click here to view our most recent white paper on the topic, courtesy of the Workforce Institute at Kronos.

To learn more about how cloud-based human capital management technology can streamline your company’s payroll and HR functions, don’t hesitate to contact one of our PayNorthwest specialist toll-free at +1.866.729.6920.


New White Paper: The ROI of Automating Your Human Capital Management

PNW WPHuman Capital Management (HCM) is the set of processes related to your organization’s payroll, human resources (HR), time and attendance, scheduling, and other personnel administrative needs. Through automating HCM functions, businesses can see significant savings in the form of time, money, litigation exposure, and overall aggravation.

We invite you to click here to download our new ROI white paper to discover the specific areas where savings can be found, including:

  • Payroll processing
  • Payroll inflation
  • Employee absenteeism
  • Unnecessary overtime
  • FMLA and leave time
  • Wage and hour compliance exposure
  • Employee self-service
  • HR productivity
  • Employee engagement and satisfaction

To learn more about how cloud-based human capital management technology can benefit your business, don’t hesitate to contact one of our PayNorthwest specialist toll-free at +1.866.729.6920.

Have Salaried Employees and Don’t Need Workforce Management Tools? Think Again!

From our partners at Kronos

Ensuring the efficiency of your business means that you understand how to optimize your entire workforce, whether hourly or salaried. Here are three tips on how to leverage workforce management to drive an enhanced organizational effectiveness strategy for your organization:

Minimize Labor Compliance Risk

The management of FLSA, FMLA, and ACA regulatory guidelines applies to the entire workforce. Creating and sustaining a culture of compliance, accountability, and record keeping is vital for all organizations, big or small.

Companies need tools that provide average hours worked for full-time, part-time, hourly, and salaried workers, providing a holistic view of hours worked for all employees.

Workforce management toolsManage Accrual Liability Costs

Today, most organizations track hourly employees’ benefit data such as vacation time and sick time. Yet they are much less disciplined when tracking their salaried workforce. Organizations should also look to maintain accurate salaried time-off data.

Workforce management solutions provide an ideal way to manage time-off requests and separation policies, including accrual payoffs. Providing accurate information for liability and financial reporting curbs unnecessary costs.

Manage Labor Costs

With a globally dispersed workforce, organizations must optimize their workforce management strategy to balance labor costs, productivity, and compliance risk. Labor represents your largest expense, so it needs to be carefully planned for and managed. Configurable pay rules, including overtime and schedules as well as accruals and attendance insight, give you the flexibility you need to manage both your hourly and salaried staff.

The right workforce management solution can give your organization the tools it needs to allocate skilled resources to meet short-term and long-term strategies.

Workforce management solutions can help organizations control labor costs, minimize compliance risks, and maximize productivity of their entire workforce, both salaried and hourly. Questions? Please contact a PayNorthwest specialist toll-free at +1.866.729.6920.

Effective Absence Management in Today’s Enterprise

Employee absenteeism in the workplace is a growing concern for employers which, when compounded, threatens productivity and could jeopardize not just a company’s overall operations, but also its financial health and longevity. With more and more employees now opting for non-traditional working environments such as telecommuting, it has become even more difficult and important for businesses to identify and keep track of their employee’s absences. According to the survey taken by the Society for Human Resource Management employers spend approximately 22 percent of their total payroll on vacationing, sick and otherwise absent workers. With this many absences happening in the work place today, it is imperative that the subject of absence management is addressed, and a solution proposed.

Accurately tracking employee time to curb absences has never been more critical in today’s workplace. It is time for businesses of all sizes to revisit time management in the simplest sense of the term. Time as a measure of work has been around almost as long as work itself. While modern work practices seem to point to other, more advanced measurements of work, the emergence of several trends, including enhanced regulatory requirements, make the tracking of employee time in today’s workplace more important than ever before. Companies are struggling to reduce the time it takes to capture and record man hours and decrease data entry errors all while trying to utilize captured time for increasingly complex calculations and applications.

Most companies who find themselves dealing with these issues do not know how to handle this complex problem, so what are businesses to do? The key lies in: Software automation. Companies can streamline the grouping of absences and handle the numerous policies and government regulations pertaining to employee absence, as well as handle and differentiate unique payment and attendance cases. But not all automated software is created equal. When evaluating various software packages as part of your selection process, here are the benefits you need to make sure your automated software program provides:

  • Effective overtime monitoring and management
  • Complex federal and state labor regulations administration
  • Automated time capture
  • Elimination of errors, rounding, and any employee errors
  • Integration with the payroll process
  • Custom time approval workflow creation
  • Work schedule creation and management
  • Time-off and leave request management
  • Labor analytics

Employee absence management doesn’t have to be an unconquerable burden. By providing information, access, and reports through automation, you will allow your managers to focus on your business’s core competencies instead of being occupied with the nitty-gritty details of employee absence management. With an automated software system, you can use this important measure of work to your advantage in a competitive environment and leverage effective employee time tracking to get a leg up on competitors. By smartly automating your employees’ time and attendance your business will become a better steward of its most important resource, time.