Manufacturing units including steel plants, forging units, automotive plants etc are prime examples of organizations that world around the clock, and in almost all cases non-stop. In parts that is because of the nature of their operations (steel cannot be heated and re-heated like water, and once heated to the point of liquidity needs to be processed further right then and there!) and in parts to take the advantage of an increased size of operation (economies of scale). Irrespective of what the incentive is to work in shifts, the one thing that every such organization needs to do is to develop an efficient employee shifts scheduling system that keeps things smooth and while doing so, keep costs to its lowest.
Despite the stalk of robots, IoT, AI and the likes, humans as employees would remain in employment in most organizations for quite some time. In fact, it is robotization that could bring further changes in the way organizations may have to handle their employees who could henceforth work from home or remote locations or could be employed to handle only specialized activities while leaving the rest to machines. Irrespective of these scenarios the best scheduling software which in most cases could mean a cloud-based employee shift scheduler could add in the following ways:
1. Higher efficiency & better usage of resources
Employees are a cost, and in some industries, the most important and significant cost centre. To use them wisely and judiciously thus make sense. One of the best ways to go about doing it is Employee Shift Scheduling Software, especially in those industries where employees number quite a few and they need to work in more than one shift. While using the resource judiciously, the software also helps organizations achieve higher efficiencies, more output and higher incomes- all positives!
2. Cutting down on excess manpower
Human efforts at surveillance and tracking bring results where variables are limited. Where they aren’t, the need of the hour is an Employee Scheduling and Time-Tracking Software while additionally also tracks every employee’s productivity. In doing so, besides scheduling well over time, the system predicts with rock-solid certainty the need for manpower and how much an organization is over the level of need.
3. Employment of specialists in place of a pool of generalist
Shift Management Software can easily point out the need for specialized resources instead of employing a big team of generalists. This could result in better usage of a smaller team of specialists. Productivity which is sure to go up, would obviously result in higher employee morale.
4. Higher visibility to every stakeholder
Most HR software these days including Shift Management Software give a complete and clear picture of every employee’s working around the shifts which result in higher degree of employee satisfaction, and lower instances of industrial strife and bad-blood. With a high degree of detailing, every employee can see his/ her/ their productivity and where there could be a chance of doing better in future.
5. Better usage of employees’ time
Employers these days want value for money from the word “go”. With no one wanting to wait endlessly to see the productivity of individual employees, the Shift Management Software comes in handy to handle every employees’ precious time with a high degree of precision and speed. In the 8 hours of work, a Shift Management Software can best inform and help employees use their time judiciously for both the organization and themselves!
6. Employee’s self service
Information that gets replicated runs the risk of getting distorted inadvertently or otherwise. In the case of personal information of employees, it’s best that the same be entered and handled by employees from their authorised login IDs. A Shift Management Software with the right modalities and features is thus best to take in all the information that an employee can put on his/ her own without the need for an intermediary.