This past year has shown us all just how important flexibility is in the workplace. Rigid schedules are a thing of the past for most companies, and relying on only full-time 9-5 workers is too. Now, most companies have a blended workforce consisting of some full-time, some part-time, and some freelance.
Many companies are still relying on multiple solutions for their workforce needs that aren’t integrated with each other. From paper schedules to excel spreadsheets, this lack of technology prevents any kind of true flexibility from happening. If managers need to use one resource to manage their budgets, one for scheduling talent and yet another for paying their talent, there is no way that efficient and timely staffing can happen.
Workforce management software allows companies and their managers to react more quickly to fluctuating demands. Organizing your entire workforce in one place to allow for such flexibility is easier said than done.
Flexible, demand-driven, employee-oriented planning and scheduling with a workforce management solution is becoming a strategic tool for a long-term competitive edge.
With just a push of a button, schedules can be set and projects can be assigned. Having a digital workforce platform means that you have full visibility into your entire team’s schedule and can quickly adjust as the demand for work fluctuates.
Nowadays we use our phones for everything – we order food, rides, and clothes right from apps. So, why should workforce management be any different? Having mobile apps for both your managers and your flexible employees means eliminating hours of admin time associated with assigning and managing work. With a mobile app, no one needs to be tied to a desk anymore – instead, they can oversee work from anywhere. Talent can record time worked and submit timesheets from one, organized place.
Payroll with no surprises
Issuing on-time and error-free payments is the last step that brings a workforce management system together and one that you will certainly need when it comes time to pay your flexible workforce. Surprisingly, a lot of management systems are missing this step, leaving companies to figure out the complex and time-consuming process on their own.
Employment laws are continuously changing so it’s important to have an experienced payroll team in place. Having payroll integrated into your staffing platform means seamless payments for your entire team.