Category: Lone worker management

Celebrating Carers Week with IQ:timecard

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Celebrating Carers Week with IQ:timecard Across the UK, an estimated 6.5 million people take the time out of their lives to care for ill, frail, sick or disabled family members and friends. While the majority of these people would simply maintain that they’re being a good husband, wife, father, mother, daughter, son, friend, neighbour or… Read more »

Protecting Lone Workers Part 1: Employers

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Protecting Lone Workers Part 1: Employers A new study by the Daisy Group has discovered that a third of public sector businesses are failing to protect their lone workers properly – and as one in seven lone workers expect it to take up to seven hours for an alarm to be raised in the event… Read more »

Is The Home Care Industry In Crisis?

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Is The Home Care Industry In Crisis? This week at IQ:timecard, we’re looking at whether the home care industry is reaching crisis point. Unfortunately, the answer seems to be a resounding ‘yes’ – the industry is heading towards catastrophe. The recent report, Key to Care: Report of the Burstow Commission on the Future of the… Read more »

Zero Hours Contracts – An Analysis

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Zero Hours Contracts – An Analysis We’ve all heard plenty about the infamous ‘zero hours’ contracts over the last few weeks – but what exactly are they, and how do they affect the home care industry? First, let’s get a quick definition of these contracts. ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) defines them as: “The… Read more »

Biometric Solutions: A Step Too Far?

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Biometric Solutions: A Step Too Far? After our blog not long ago on ‘Big Brother’-style time and attendance solutions, a Canadian airline has come under fire from its employees after implementing a biometric workforce monitoring solution, which takes workers’ fingerprints as they clock in and out. Air Canada require all baggage handlers to scan their… Read more »

Tips, Advice and Resources for Remote Workers

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Tips, Advice and Resources for Remote Workers At IQ:timecard, our clients are predominantly businesses which have large numbers of remote workers – hence the need for our highly efficient time and attendance solution. We regularly provide updates and insight for these businesses, and now we’ve decided to take it one step further and offer some… Read more »

Which Sectors Use IQ:timecard – and Why?

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Which Sectors Use IQ:timecard – and Why? This week we’ve been taking a look at all of the various different industries that have found a great use for IQ:timecard – whether it’s helping them keep track of their employees, or streamlining their payroll systems. Could your sector make use of our time and attendance solution?… Read more »