Clocking in and out benefits staff too, says Carval Computing

Carval Computing, a specialist supplier of fully integrated Human Resources, Payroll and Time & Attendance (T&A) software, has today published a paper outlining the benefits to staff of using time management solutions, with guidance on how to gain staff buy-in. As the drive for productivity efficiencies are on the increase, Carval has seen a marked up turn in the demand for clocking in solutions that are enabled by Time and Attendance software. However, the benefits are not all on the employers side, visibility provided by such solutions, ensures that all staff are treated equally, and means that staff receive the credit for extra hours worked, while those that are habitually late or take over long breaks are highlighted.

John Ovington, Sales and Support Director at Carval commented; “These days, Time and Attendance isn’t just for those working on the production line or in public services, all staff can benefit. Managers can see where their staff are at all times, and staff know that their managers know they are working. On top of this T&A provides a wealth of health and safety, and lone worker safeguards.”

The benefits to workers include:
• Staff receive full credit for the hours they work, and with integration to payroll, are paid in a timely manner
• No requirement to complete timesheets
• Transparency means that poor time keeping is discouraged, to the benefit of the rest of the staff that work hard
• Staff are able to take time for personal commitments and make up the hours later
• Policy on overtime, breaks, lateness is maintained consistently
• Supports formal and informal flexible working patterns
• Lone workers are protected
• Use of mobile technology means staff can clock in from any location
• Self-service features mean that staff can check their hours at any time
State of the art Time and Attendance software now means that staff can clock in from their computers, or from their smartphones, as well as the tradition clocking in method where a card or token is used. This more modern approach means that all organisations and their staff can harness the benefits.

The paper, entitled ‘Time and Attendance, What’s in it for me? – Gaining staff buy-in’, goes on to offer advice and guidance on how to avoid suspicion, and gain acceptance from staff.
John Ovington concluded; “While the initial impetus to look at Time & Attendance in many organisations is to boost productivity, there are equally as many benefits to staff. It is often the transparency and a more flexible approach to work that generates the real benefits, namely, a more engaged and motivated workforce.”

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Notes to Editors
About Carval
Founded in 1986, Carval is a leading provider of Human Resource Management and Payroll software and services.

The company’s HR Unity range of flexible and easy-to-use solutions is the only truly integrated HR, Payroll, Time & Attendance and Self-Service software available in the UK. The company also provides a range of outsourced services including Payroll bureau, hosted and managed services.

Designed to provide a future proof solution, Carval’s HR software harnesses the latest proven technology platforms, resulting in flexible and modern solutions based on industry best practice that are guaranteed compliant with current legislation.

Carval’s solutions are suitable for organisations from two up to 10,000 employees. High profile clients include: Addison Lee, Colne Housing, UK Coal, Day Lewis plc, National Housing Federation, St Andrews Links Trust, The Royal Mint, and St Paul’s Cathedral.

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