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

Best Practices for Employee Time Tracking

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. Download the complete white paper here.

About Attendance on Demand

Attendance on Demand supports the labor management needs of thousands of companies and more than a half million employees across North America. Launched in 2006, Attendance on Demand is a rapidly deployed, cloud-based solution that minimizes a company's risk and technology investment while providing advanced features for securely managing labor data—calculating pay rules, scheduling employees, budgeting labor, and automating recordkeeping for labor law compliance. With standard uptime over the industry average of 99.995% and above average customer retention rates, Attendance on Demand removes the worry of maintaining expensive infrastructure. An extensive North American distribution network helps organizations use Attendance on Demand to reduce labor expenses and improve decision making.

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