Hybrid work environments offer many benefits to employers and employees when they’re executed correctly. A hybrid work environment refers to a situation in which an employee works partially remotely and partially in the office, providing opportunities to collaborate in person while enjoying the flexibility of working from home. Employers can also reap benefits, such as improved employee engagement and higher retention and talent acquisition rates.
If your company has implemented a hybrid work environment (or is considering one), it’s important to take certain steps to protect the organization and allow HR leaders to benefit. One of the steps is getting the basics of time and attendance tracking right so both the employer and employees are confident when working in this environment.
Over 25% of HR leaders report investing in enhanced time and attendance technology this year, and for good reason. Time tracking errors, whether intentional or accidental, can cost an employer thousands of dollars in inaccurate wages every year. If your organization is looking for a timekeeping solution that supports a hybrid work environment, make sure to consider the following questions:
Can manual processes be eliminated?
HR leaders say that one of the top payroll challenges is a manual time and attendance process. Time and attendance automation ranks higher than most other areas among those who handle this data on a regular basis. Your HR team shouldn’t waste time collecting time sheets from employees that may not be in the office at the same time. Inaccurate data and illegible handwriting can lead to payroll mistakes that require costly corrections.
Modern time-tracking technology makes it much easier for employees to clock in and out from their workplace of choice, whether that’s the office or their home office. You can also ensure that employees have access to their schedules, regardless of work location.
Is the employee journey connected?
Using multiple platforms or solutions is frustrating for employees and can lead to mistakes. It’s important to implement a connected technology solution that connects to the entire employee journey, from hire to retire. When time and attendance data seamlessly connect to benefits, payroll, and compliance, data accuracy improves and manual processes go away (for good).
In the next blog post, we’ll cover two additional questions to consider when managing time and attendance tracking in a hybrid work environment, plus highlight some features to look for when comparing options!