Attendance on Demand Releases White Paper on the Complexities of Around-the-Clock Operations

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Best Practices for Employee Time Tracking

Around-the-clock operations need more flexibility when making and adjusting pay periods and the ability to see real-time attendance data for short and long term labor planning.

Attendance on Demand is proud to release a white paper concerning effective time tracking practices for 24/7 operations. With shifts running all throughout the day, 24/7 operations create many challenges for supervisors and the payroll administrator. When does one workday start and when does another begin? What happens when an employee’s shift overlaps with a paid holiday? When a shift spans two pay periods, how should overtime be calculated?

This seamless transition from shift to shift makes pay issues the biggest challenge facing around-the-clock organizations such as healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality and even some retail industries. Because there is no downtime, an organization must determine when one workday ends and another begins. Other issues include: pay periods and shift pay, and overtime pay and holiday pay. So what should a business running 24/7 operations, look for in a time and attendance system?

“Most time and attendance solutions are tailored towards standard business schedules,” said Beth Baerman, Director of Corporate Communication at Attendance on Demand. “Around-the-clock operations need more flexibility when making and adjusting pay periods and the ability to see real-time attendance data for short and long term labor planning.”

This white paper discusses some basic features a 24/7 time keeping system should have: flexible time definitions which allow operations to determine their own schedules and pay periods, real-time data to implement more strategic decision making, and configurable pay rules to finely tune work hours with minimal manual intervention.

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Cheryl Greenshields
Attendance on Demand, Inc.
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