Today’s example company is owned by a woman who starting making soap as a fun hobby. She started selling her handcrafted, all-natural soaps only because friends and acquaintances asked if they could purchase them. She wasn’t planning to launch a startup. She had no business plan and no investors—just a small shop behind her house and a passion for natural ingredients like oatmeal, shea butter, coconut oil, goat milk, and lavender.
An Accidental Entrepreneur
She didn’t even have a website for the first three years. Her patrons loved her soaps, told their friends about them, and her business expanded steadily on word-of-mouth marketing alone. When sales grew to the point where she couldn’t manage the production herself, she hired a couple employees. One of them offered to create a simple website which began attracting soap buyers from around the world. They debuted on the online market when people were really starting to care about the ingredients that touched their skin. All-natural, chemical-free products were suddenly the hot commodity in the personal care industry.
Last year, the business had grown to 25 employees and had moved to a 20,000 square foot facility. The owner had become a savvy businesswoman, manager, and marketer. Her product line had expanded to cosmetics and face creams. She had learned to use several apps to stay organized and capable in her business and personal life.
Workforce Management Was a Time-Consuming Burden
The HR tasks, however, were consuming too much of her time. Creating employee schedules that everyone could live with, correcting employee timesheets with missing punches, tracking accruals, and staying compliant with labor laws, occupied far too many hours of her busy workweek.
Because she had become expert at using inventory management and CRM systems, she started searching for a Workforce Management solution tailored to manufacturers that would solve her HR frustration in a similar fashion.
Solution — Workforce Management Suite
After an afternoon of online research, she scheduled a demo of Workforce Management Suite. Workforce Management Suite offers automated scheduling with TimeSimplicity, and a dynamic suite of integrated cloud-based tools that include time and attendance tracking (TimeSource Plus), with mobile capability.
No Steep Learning Curve for Implementation
When she saw how easy it was to use, she knew she could learn it rapidly and was happy to get it up and running. Simple HR process automation would have made a revolutionary change in her organization, but Workforce Management Suite goes beyond basic automation. Customizable settings designed especially for medium-sized manufacturing centers allowed her to tweak the system with precision to receive the maximum value.
Workforce Management Suite consists of TimeSimplicity which offers streamlined scheduling and TimeSource Plus for integrated time and attendance tracking.
- Biometric clock tracks employee time to the minute, eliminates overpayment for labor, creates error-free time cards, and keeps staff members honest
- Establish schedules with drag-and-drop simplicity
- Customizable job codes make sure the right employees are scheduled at the right times
- System automation finds eligible employees to cover open shifts
- Customized system notifications reduce over-staffing and unplanned overtime
- Complete mobile coordination for staff members and management
- Employee Self Service allows staff to manage their time cards, post shift requests, and monitor PTO accruals
- Creates and maintains audit-ready records
- Integrates seamlessly with payroll processing platforms
Less Confusion, Happier Employees
When it comes to filling unexpected coverage gaps due to schedule changes, the team no longer goes into panic mode; staff members can enter their availability to pick up hours, and swapping shifts between employees is as simple as trading cards. The owner and manager only need to approve swaps for stress-free schedule revisions.
Workforce Management Suite easily handles the complicated scheduling logistics of manufacturing facilities that run 24/7. We would love to show you what it can do for your organization. Call 480.784.4440 to schedule a demo today.
Access1Source offers Workforce Management Suite, the powerful, fully-integrated Workforce Management Suite that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your supervisors, employees, and organization.
Workforce Management Suite includes TimeSource Plus, TimeSimplicity, and TimeWorks Mobile. Workforce Management Suite is created for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and lessen labor costs.
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