Holiday and end-of-year hiring can mean something different for every company or organization. Some end-of-year hiring involves adding workers in order to accommodate a retail rush, or handle merchandizing, manufacturing, shipping or distribution needs. Holiday or end-of-year hiring can also help organizations manage staff shortages that happen because of vacations, anticipated sick days, or other […]
Construction sites can be sprawling, high energy, and expensive environments. Behind temporary fences, sites sometimes host dozens, perhaps hundreds of employees and contractors at any one time. Often, these workers focus on one specialty or area related to the worksite. And, construction firms routinely leave hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars-worth of machinery, equipment, […]
Every day, organizations in every industry are turning to advanced, cloud-based software to help manage the changing needs of a dynamic workforce. This includes time & attendance software, which can help managers and leaders track and analyze time-on-the-clock data, and utilize key information to create schedules, help control costs, and measure productivity. Great—but how does […]
Issues with employee time & attendance can show up in any number of ways. Employees might become inflexible about their scheduling, or reluctant to work specific shifts. You might notice a spike in unscheduled absences, especially among certain workgroups. Or, managers might suspect that time fraud is taking place. When there are time & attendance […]
When employees chronically miss work without notice, or when absenteeism suddenly spikes in part of your workforce, it can lead to a series of kneejerk reactions, questions, and concerns. Is there something else going on? Are employees disengaged? What’s really happening here? And while some people might make assumptions about what employee absenteeism is saying, […]
Across certain industries and professional environments, workforce management technology has become nearly ubiquitous with the modern workday. Sometimes, technology works in the background, tracking worker data as they move from project to project. Other times, employees engage directly with different types of workforce management technology: They log in via a retina scan They swipe their […]
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For many professionals, the phrase “cloud-based computing” has become synonymous with business-as-usual, and the promises that come with the cloud, such as rapid deployment, faster services, and greater connectivity, are baked into many modern work environments. However, less than a decade ago, the concept of the cloud was still new and fairly novel for many […]Read More >
Do you remember the proposed overtime changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 2016? Once in effect, the rule was predicted to extend overtime protections to 4.2 million workers who were not previously eligible under federal law. Plenty of workers were excited about the changes, while many companies were a little concerned. And one sector that […]Read More >
Between the country’s economic growth and the record low unemployment rate of 4.1%, times are looking good for many companies and workers. Now wages are starting to nudge upwards too. According to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, average hourly earnings moved up nearly 3% from a year ago. This means that more money is […]Read More >
How stratustime Works
stratustime tracks employee hours through PCs, mobile devices, and POS systems, then automatically transmits time and attendance data to your payroll service. Advanced features like scheduling, PTO accrual, and labor forecasting give HR managers and payroll specialists more time to focus on people instead of data entry.