Cloning yourself not an option? We have the next best thing
If you’re managing multi-site employees, you really can’t afford not to have a time and attendance system. Here’s why.
How we work has gone through many transformations over the years, and nowadays it is very common for companies to carry out their activities in several regions, or even countries, across the globe. These changes are exciting and can bring enormous positive change for any company, but, like everything, there is often a less desirable flipside.
If you are trying to manage employees based in several different places, whether that’s physical premises, construction sites or teams of cleaners working simultaneously for many different clients, the logistics of keeping track on your employees can become a veritable nightmare. But there’s no need for us to tell you that, right? You could write the book (if you had the time).
At least once a day, you may well wish you could clone yourself, so you could be in two (or three or twenty) places at once.
So, here’s the bad news. You can’t. Unless you’re some kind of Marvel character, you’re going to have to accept the sad reality which is that you just cannot be in two places at the same time, much less 50. Yes, you can email, call or video employees at different sites, but in-person management is not going to be an option for many of these locations. And, as you stretch yourself ever thinner, trying to spin far too many plates in the air, desperately putting out little fires that begin to emerge here, there and everywhere, it can often feel as though no site is getting the full attention it deserves. Exhausting, right?
Aside from giving you a sense of overwhelm and stress, this can also result in your business being less profitable than it otherwise could be.
Now for the good news: while there are undeniable challenges to managing multiple locations, it’s by no means impossible to overcome them, and very successfully, too.
Where do you start?
Well, like Julie Andrews so beautifully sang, let’s start at the very beginning. You can’t control employees if you don’t know who is at work, who isn’t, and why. It sounds obvious, but with many locations to oversee, efficient time and attendance management has never been more important. Knowing which employees are clocking in at each site, how long they are working and who is on holiday is the bare minimum of information you need to have at your fingertips, in real time.
With an affordable clocking system like uAttend, you can plan, manage and optimise your staff using a centralised cloud-based attendance management system – meaning you can access all the data you need from wherever you are.
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It’s cheaper, easier and far quicker than cloning, we promise.