Key considerations for choosing the best workforce management solution
For successful adoption of workforce management solutions, organizations should be able to apply the following best practices:
Make it easy for employees. Provide self-service time entry and management across the devices that employees use. Reduce errors and free HR staff by enabling employees to enter their own time and attendance data via time cards or other self-service user processes. Simple, mobile-responsive time entry, or a digital assistant for time and absence entry, make it fast and easy for employees to record the time they’ve worked. A good leave management solution provides full control when it comes to defining the rules and policies that govern absenteeism within organizations. Quickly configure period term, eligibility, accrual, entitlement definitions, and payment specifications to create absence plans. And configure absence validations, carryover rules, administrative tasks, and display appearances to create absence types.
Make it easy for managers and HR. Today’s modern, flexible time and labor and absence management solutions can be configured according to business and workforce needs so that managers can reduce the impact of unplanned absences and manage time by exceptions. Compliance alerts stop potential violations before they occur. These can be sent via text messages for quicker notification. A configurable rules engine and templates enable managers to design time cards to suit each worker—without involving IT.
Make it easy to connect enterprise employee data. Although a time and labor system offers plenty of benefits of its own, when such a system is integrated with scheduling, payroll, general ledger, project management, and core HR systems, the benefits soar. Indeed, organizations that integrate time and attendance with payroll see payroll processing errors drop, and time-tracking errors fall. Provide tight integration with payroll and time management systems. By drawing on data from payroll, time and labor, and core HCM systems, a robust leave management solution connects the dots between changes in leave and calculations in pay. Employees can schedule absences through a self-service or directly within a time card. Either way, the result is the same: complete visibility into time and leave management.
WFM: A complete solution committed to making work more human
Look for a workforce management solution that provides a complete view across your entire HR system, including the linkage between finance and HCM.
Oracle’s commitment to making work more human
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The future of workforce management
Changing markets, a heightened regulatory environment, and an increasingly diverse and dispersed workforce have made the job of workforce management more complex—and more essential. Without integrated workforce management technology, organizations will see their bottom lines suffer because they lack the ability to access the strategic insights necessary to determine where change is needed and align HR activities to business goals.
Effective workforce management encompasses time and labor management, absence management, and health and safety—and is fully integrated with payroll and other core HR functions and financial data—to bring accuracy, simplicity, and insight to a once-onerous task. The result is an engaged, productive, and connected workforce eager to contribute to organizational success.