Articles following on from the conference
Ahh time sheets. They’re just a reactive part of the process of paying for the hours they worked. Aren’t they??
Ian Johnson, CEO of TimeFiler presented at the Payroll Game Changer Conference in February and had a different view.
By taking a few key actions, time sheets could be the thing that changes your payroll team from being seen as a cost, to being really valued by managers, HR and senior leaders.
You might be shaking your head but here’s what Ian talked about.
Base Rosters are often created from someone sitting in an office who is trying to juggle work requirements, providing people with work life balance and complying with employment agreements. They often don’t have any real data to go on and so are creating rosters by copying what was done before.
But we know that the rosters in place, often looks very different in reality. People are sick. People change shifts. People work extra hours to make more money. Public holidays complicate things. There are customer peaks and troughs. And all of this changes what people actually work from the original roster.
So here are some things payroll can do:
Ian talked about many NZ companies focus on cost saving with a short term focus. By providing data and trend information to your business, Payroll can put themselves in a position of being a valued business partner. Raising issues, managing risk and helping managers be more effective.
TimeFiler offers flexible time and attendance programmes.
If your systems aren’t up to providing the information above, you may want to visit www.timefiler.co.nz
Timesheets may be seen as a reactive processing tool, but they can be far more powerful and change the game for your payroll team if you use them in the right way.
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