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Managing Time & Attendance Needs for Tech Workers
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Across the tech industry, from well-funded start-ups to blue chip firms, niche companies to some of the world’s most popular brands, nearly everyone is hungry for talent. In the US, the industry grew by roughly 2% in 2017, according to the annual Cyberstates report, and is projected to grow 5% globally in 2018.
In this environment, competition for talent can be fierce.
Most small- to mid-size tech companies know how difficult it is to compete with larger, enterprise-level firms for talent. And that’s why many of them have changed the way they operate, including how they define the workplace.
Time & Attendance in the Tech Industry Can Be Made More Difficult by Remote Workers
For starters, plenty of tech companies consider telecommuting to be the norm.
In a competitive hiring environment, working remotely is a perk that many new hires and existing employees enjoy. And with technology that allows constant connection, access to multiple accounts at once, and the ability to work from anywhere, many workers want more flexibility when it comes to how, when and where they actually work.
When a company embraces mobile technology and cloud-based solutions—as many tech firms do—they are more prepared to access, utilize, and get the most out of their talented employees, no matter where their employees are located.
Personal Devices Create Time & Attendance Issues for Tech Companies
In addition, many tech environments encourage employees to bring their own devices (BYOD) for work purposes.
For an employee, BYOD provides greater familiarity and flexibility. Rather than having to learn a new device or operating system, they can sync up their personal device with work-related data and projects, and jump right in.
But while saying yes to telecommuting and a BYOD culture can help companies win over new talent, businesses still need the right systems to manage the way workers track their time across projects.
Whether it’s to create a more-instant connection, or to build a work-from-anywhere workforce, mobile technology is changing the way business gets done. Our latest report, “Cloud-Based Time & Attendance in the Tech Industry,” offers insight into how stratustime can help support your time & attendance needs, no matter how or where the work takes place.
stratustime gives employees, managers, and administrators new ways to tap through their week.
Even in the tech industry, where plenty of professionals “get tech,” ease and simplicity still matter. In fact, with so many applications open and calling for your attention on an hourly basis, there’s no need to complicate matters with a tool that comes with a stiff learning curve.
stratustime’s time & attendance software helps support remote workforces in the tech industry and elsewhere. Here are a few of the ways that stratustime can help keep things simple for your company:
- Employees can punch in/out, track breaks and log PTO with almost no effort. When they look at their time cards, they can see their work week, and choose time worked and payment allocations based on specific tasks and projects.
- Team members can clock in and out, track breaks, and log PTO from multiple devices: a dedicated time clock, a central kiosk or POS system, remotely, or via dial-in.
- Managers can check schedules, and view things like vacation and PTO accruals via computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
- In addition, whether a tech employee is working down the hall, in another quad, or even in another country, stratustime alerts managers when an employee is late, absent, or has forgotten to log their time.
- And then there’s compliance to consider. If your company’s workforce includes hourly or non-exempt employees, the Fair Labor Standards Act mandates that a company keep up to three years of time cards on hand. stratustime stores this information, and makes it easy to generate accurate reports quickly if necessary.
- If you have a remote workforce, geofencing allows managers to authorize time punching from specific offsite locations.
Whether your company is in startup mode, has established itself as a vendor in a specific market, or is looking to compete on a global scale, there’s no reason for your employees or managers to lose time tracking hours worked. stratustime gives tech employees and managers a way to input and access the information you need in minutes.
With a user-friendly interface and mobile functionality, stratustime helps make things easy and consistent for employees and administrators. Speak with one of our tech associates, and schedule a live demo to learn how we’re constantly working behind the scenes for our customers.