For some businesses, this can be a time where the post March break leave and holiday requests skyrocket. There is often a resultant struggle for management in handling operations and ensuring there are enough staff on hand to cover things. But it’s not always as simple as just having workers physically present in the workplace to cover things either. In many industries – notably the construction and manufacturing industries – supervisors and management need to ensure staff with the right skills sets are on hand to achieve the business’ goals.
A proper Time and Attendance system can help alleviate some of the common struggles experienced by HR and Payroll professionals during busy holiday periods in a number of ways.
Here are four areas where Mitrefinch can help…
- Supervisors can put a cap on the number of employees that can be off on a given day so that employees cannot request vacation time once the limit has been reached. This feature is particularly useful at Easter because of the higher-than-normal volume of requests. Employees can view Leave Slots and whether the allocated limit has already been reached
- Managers can also enforce minimum notice periods for vacation absences, and set a minimum or maximum length for leave if required. A minimum notice period requirement can help ensure management have enough time to plan schedules at Easter accordingly.
- The system can automate all your payroll calculations, manage different pays and rates associated with the holiday period (including overtime), and import this information directly to your payroll software. This means you don’t have to enter data twice and reduces the potential for errors as well as the time taken.
- Management being bombarded with requests from employees wanting to know their annual leave balances often wish there was a better way during busy periods like Easter. With Employee Self Service Tools, staff can check their own information.
With all your workforce management needs looked after, all that’s left to do is stock up on chocolate!