Using technology to manage the remote workforce

With an estimated 8 million lone workers (according to Health and Safety Executive HSE) in the UK, there has never been a greater need for the ability to monitor and manage employees remotely.

What is workforce management software?

A workforce management platform is a scheduling, attendance, holiday management and time-tracking system for optimising employee scheduling. Workforce management software also tracks and monitors employees, providing evidence that employees arrive safely for allotted shifts and completed assigned tasks.

Not only can this help reduce time spent on traditional administration tasks like rostering, but it can also help remote employees feel more protected, productive, and positive in their role.

What can workforce management software do?

Workforce management platforms offer countless ways for businesses to manage remote workforces more efficiently. But this mobile-enabled technology also benefits the workers and the clients.

  • Manage jobs and set tasks
  • Set pay rates and calculate payroll
  • Maintain staff records
  • Clock in and out via app or phonecall
  • Journey planning via navigation apps
  • Mileage claims
  • Record notes and submit reports
  • Instant messaging

Who can use workforce management technology?

Workforce management systems can be used by a wide variety of businesses. But it is important to choose the correct type of software for your business. Our software has been specifically developed for use by home care agencies, cleaning companies, and security firms.

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Why use workforce management software?

At the centre of any well-performing business lies a well-managed workforce and this is especially necessary when looking after staff that work remotely. To help with this, many cleaning companies invest in mobile workforce management.

  • Streamline processes
  • Eliminate excess paperwork
  • Reduce costs through improved accuracy
  • Improve morale and increase job satisfaction
  • Increase compliance
  • Improve overall business performance
  • Decreasing staff turnover
  • Enhance the client’s experience

What businesses should use workforce management software?

Workforce management software is ideal for organisations with shift or hourly employees, and typically where employees work alone in remote locations. This means it is the ideal solution for contract cleaning organisations – as it provides proof of service and additional safety for cleaners attending a client’s workplace alone.

It also provides support to employees outside of sociable hours, with information being fed to a centralised support system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Creating a protected, productive, and positive workplace with workforce management software

We have a vision that good workforce management software should help businesses with three key areas. Protecting remote workers. Facilitating a more productive workday. And positively influencing the mental and physical wellbeing of all users.

Protecting employees

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A more productive workplace

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A positive impact on wellbeing

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Ready to take the next step and find out about our workforce management software? Get in touch and arrange a free demo today!