Why Mobile Support is Essential for Attendance Management within your HRMS

Attendance Management has been a standard feature for many HRMS for a number of years, however the added functionality of mobile support brings Attendance Management to a new level. Attendance Management and mobile access are a natural and complementary fit; building your processes to include both will bring great rewards and here is why:

1) Managers interact in virtual teams

Gone are the days when a manager would sit around the table every week with other shift managers and review staffing and attendance statistics. Paper request forms for time off are a thing of the past. A manager needs the ability to enter or approve a time-off request from a mobile device while in a variety of locations from the shop floor to the cafeteria. The manager is then able to instantly see if the request is overlapping with other employees and can action a response instantly to fill the resource gap.

2) Both employees and managers are on the go

In certain industries such as consulting or auditing, an employee is expected to spend the majority of their time at a client site rather than in your office and on your network. If you enable your HRMS to allow for mobile access, you’ll have an improved picture of the activities of your workforce in a timely manner, rather than waiting until they’re back in the office on Fridays. For highly specialized staff, up-to-date attendance details are essential to be able to best utilize these limited resources.

3) Mobile access enables you to nip attendance problems in the bud

How often has a situation occurred where, ‘if only we had known at the time, we could have solved it’ Mobile access provides that ability to tap into data quickly in order to make better business decisions. By accessing your HRMS reports and alerts on mobile devices, attendance anomalies can be quickly highlighted and addressed. It’s no longer a paper exercise to spot chronic lateness, but instead something that can be handled while on the go.

4) Improved employee satisfaction

When an employee has to wait a week for a manager to be back in the office to approve a vacation request, it can impact morale. When your HRMS allows an employee to enter a request and the manager gets a chance to approve while between meetings, everyone is able to better focus on work matters rather than administrative items, thus resulting in happier employees and managers.

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Heather Batyski

About the author…

Heather is an experienced HRMS analyst, consultant and manager. Having worked for companies such as Deloitte, Franklin Templeton and Oracle, Heather has first-hand experience of many HRMS solutions including Peoplesoft and Workday.

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Heather Batyski