Measuring Employee Wellness – What Is Your Strategy?
Around 75% of managers now believe that employee wellness will become a formally measured metric by 2018, as businesses constantly strive to create good working conditions and monitor the state of mind of their employees, to create more cohesive and effective working operations.
With three quarters of business managers suspecting that wellness will become increasingly important over the next few years, we at IQ:timecard decided to take a look at how monitoring time and attendance can give a great insight into employee wellness and state of mind.
We know better than most that mobile employees can be something of an enigma to managers. If you’re not interacting with someone on a daily basis, face-to-face in the office, how can you be sure that they are in the right state of mind to work? The fight to find effective ways to measure progress and track activities for remote workforces is one which will continue to be crucial as managers endeavour to monitor wellness too.
Measuring time and attendance is one of the ways in which managers can gauge their employees’ wellbeing. If they’re showing up late, if they are taking unnecessary time to journey between client locations, or if they’re leaving early and getting mixed up between clock-in locations, it can often be a sure-fire sign that something is wrong with the employee. Whether it’s a personal problem, a health issue or something else, at this point it is often time to invite them into the office and get to the bottom of the problem. Time and attendance can offer any clues into the state of mind of all employees, and it’s important that businesses utilise this important tool.
Keeping track of time and attendance is important for ensuring the workforce runs smoothly, but it’s also important for guaranteeing that employees are not feeling too stressed by their job. Working in sectors like home care and security can often become overwhelming, with such pressure to perform and high stakes if they are not meeting service targets. One of the first red flags is a less-than-perfect time and attendance record, and managers can take steps to rectify the issue. If one of their team is feeling stressed and unable to perform their job to the best of their abilities, it is up to the manager to get their employee back to the point where they feel ready and prepared to face each day.
With employee wellness becoming more and more important to the overall success of a business, we at IQ:timecard are actively endorsing a whole manner of ways in which to keep track of all employees’ emotional state, including time and attendance, which can offer crucial early clues to underperformance and low morale.