Workforce Planning Software (WPS) is a tool that can be utilised daily by a company’s HR department. It helps find the ideal balance for your trades business by cutting the HR budget and increasing its efficiency. WPS does this by reducing the department’s operating costs while adding capabilities and functionalities. This process helps companies progress in five key areas:
Workforce Planning Software automates two of the most work-intensive processes: payroll and attendance management. It automatically captures and stores information about technicians’ work records, and calculates their payroll based on that information. With a manual system, delays may occur, leading to lower morale for staff. Another primary reason for demoralised staff is a delay in payment. Your team can soon become demotivated, which leads to less productive workflow and could potentially lead to unionisation or other hostile actions against the company. With WPS, these two essential processes can be handled automatically, reducing one of the most significant morale drains in your company. WPS systems are also fantastic if you want to improve your team's productivity.
Large businesses spend a large portion of their budget on a team of HR employees who calculate payrolls and check workers’ cheques. A WPS System can reassign all of these workers to do more productive tasks. The budget allocated for the HR department can be used to purchase a software solution that improves your entire company’s workflow. Payroll is certainly an essential duty of the company. But on its own, it does not produce any profits. Workforce Planning Software takes on almost all of the responsibilities related to payroll management for a much lower expense.
A WPS System’s ability to gather, organise and analyse data can be a game-changer. Having access to the figures that drive your business enables your managers to make better and more effective decisions. Without these numbers and the ability to access them, your administrators may often make uninformed decisions. WPS provides all of the tools needed to manage the workforce of a business most efficiently.
Another labour-intensive duty of an HR department involves all the maintenance and provision of records and mobile documents. The company must provide copies of documents to unions, business policymakers and individuals with employment contracts. While all these documents’ manual processing can consume a lot of time, a WPS can handle all of it automatically and almost instantly.
Compliance is a critical area of any service-based business because even a small mistake can lead to hefty fines. It can further damage your brand and turn into a PR nightmare if the error is big enough. Work planning software reduces this risk. You can be assured knowing that your business is entirely compliant with all of the legal requirements.
Customer service and overall work performance review features allow your company to train your staff members to improve the customer experience. Managers can set goals and use a WPS system to monitor your staff’s performance and customer feedback.
Overall, implementing Workforce Planning Software helps you understand and connect with your tradies. The HR department is essential too, and cutting costs while enhancing business performance can affect your whole business dynamic when done correctly. Workforce planning is just one of the many features that are a part of Eworks Manager’s Job Management System. Contact us today if you would like to know more.