Comprehensive Workforce Management From baronHCM

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Hello business owners! We all know that managing a business can be very challenging—especially the relentless administrative work. Plenty of businesses offer services to assist you with HR tasks but most can’t offer a comprehensive solution.

The team at baronHCM has set out to expedite all your time and attendance tracking, scheduling, and compliance operations; all with our Baron Workforce Management Suite.

Baron Workforce Management Suite is easy, innovative, and the tools work together seamlessly, making it the perfect solution. Let’s talk about some of the advantages of using our full suite.

Baron Workforce Management Suite consists of Baron Time, Baron Scheduling, Baron Workforce Management Clock, and Baron Mobile. Baron Time handles all of the time and attendance tracking, Baron Scheduling takes care of scheduling, and Baron Workforce Management Clock makes clocking in and out easier than ever. Baron Mobile is the mobile app for anytime, anywhere access.

Instead of using different systems to manage all these processes, or handling all of these tasks manually, Baron Workforce Management Suite can be your efficient, do-it-all solution.

The benefits of Baron Workforce Management Suite:

  • Cloud-based so there is no software to maintain or update
  • Rapid setup: you can be up and running in minutes
  • Drag-and-drop schedule templates
  • Employee Self Service enables staff to handle their own timecards
  • Secure information storage and back-ups
  • Time card data can be entered directly into your payroll system
  • Simplifies ACA and DOL compliance with overtime alerts

When you’re able to track and manage indispensable information with this kind of efficiency, you’ll quickly see the results.

  • Decreased labor costs
  • Improved productivity
  • Improved employee communication
  • Decreases timecard errors
  • Less time spent creating and managing schedules
  • Accurate, comprehensive records in case of an audit

Baron Workforce Management Suite is your powerful and cost-effective Workforce Management answer. Call baronHCM today for a demo.

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baronHCM offers WorkforceHUB™, the unified Human Resources portal that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and company.

WorkforceHUB™ includes Baron Time, Baron Scheduling, and Baron Mobile. We’ve just added onboarding, benefits enrollment, performance reviews, and employee engagement! WorkforceHUB™ is created for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and decrease labor costs.

How much can you save? Check our baronHCM ROI Calculator.

We can get you up and running with Baron Workforce Management Suite in minutes. Contact us today to schedule a demo.

Baron Workforce Management Suite for Education: Ditch Old-School Processes

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Budgets for public school districts are tighter than ever. Administrators, teachers, and support staff have to do so much with so little.

Educational institutions that are still using manual time and attendance tracking operations can take a lesson from businesses that invest in the latest technology and streamline processes to save money in the long run. A lot of money.

With recent tools that dramatically streamline educational administration, Baron Workforce Management Suite’s Baron Time and Baron Scheduling have user-friendly tools that are tailor-made for educators.

  • Time-off Requests/Balances
  • Audit Trail & Time Card Notes Dashboards
  • ACA Reports (week/month)
  • Employee Self-Service (ESS)
  • Max Hours Indicator (hours alert)
  • Text and Email Collaboration
  • Cloud Based – no software to maintain or IT support needed
  • Employee Groups Sorting/Filtering

Baron Scheduling is our powerful automated tool that makes scheduling a breeze. Features like copy and paste templates and drag and drop scheduling allow you to create and adjust schedules in a fraction of the time it takes with manual operations. Text and Email Collaboration takes the confusion out of last-minute faculty schedule updates.

Baron Time pairs perfectly with Baron Scheduling. Baron Time and Baron Mobile contain time and attendance tracking features that allow you to manage your staff more efficiently than ever before.

Baron Workforce Management Clock enables employees to clock in and out, check their schedules and manage their time cards from the convenience of any web browser.

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baronHCM offers Baron Workforce Management Suite, the powerful, fully-integrated Workforce Management Suite that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and organization.

Baron Workforce Management Suite includes Baron Time, Baron Scheduling, and Baron Mobile. Baron Workforce Management Suite is designed for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and decrease labor costs.

How much can you save? Check our baronHCM ROI Calculator.

We can get you up and running with Baron Workforce Management Suite in minutes. Contact us today to book a demo.

How To Manage Remote Staff Members

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Despite a couple of high-profile companies recently pulling their offsite workers back to the office, the global trend of increased telecommuting is not slowing down.

According to Global Workplace Analytics: The percentage of employees (non-self-employed) who work at home has grown by 115% since 2005, nearly ten times faster than office-based labor force. http://globalworkplaceanalytics.com/telecommuting-statistics

While companies who allow telecommuting often benefit from decreased operating expenses, increased productivity, an expanded hiring pool, and happier employees, virtual offices can create challenges when it comes to Workforce Management.

Workforce Management Challenges for Employers With Remote Workers

  • Tracking time and attendance accurately
  • Employee schedule confusion
  • Time card submission
  • Shift trading
  • Overtime management
  • Incompatible technology

Telecommuting is made possible by technology that allows companies to provide their products or services to clients using a remote workforce. In addition, employees use technology to communicate, collaborate on projects, and interact with customers. In a similar way, Baron Workforce Management Suite brings industry-leading smart technology that makes Workforce Management easy for remote employees.

Baron Workforce Management Suite is the comprehensive Workforce Management system from baronHCM. It consists of Baron Time for onsite and offsite employee time and attendance and Baron Scheduling for scheduling both in-office and offsite workers.

Let’s look at the tools that address the pain points previously listed.

Tracking Time and Attendance for Remote Employees

Remote employees can clock into the Baron Time virtual time clock from their laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. Supervisors have 24/7 oversight of who is working when and where.

What About Salaried Employees?

Contrary to a common misconception, tracking time and attendance is just as important for salaried workers as it is for hourly employees. Most labor laws apply to both hourly and salaried employees, thus business owners must have accurate records of clock in/out times, breaks, and meals. Accruals calculation, overtime pay compliance for non-exempt employees, and ACA work hours standards are just a few of the reasons that employers must track employee time and attendance accurately for all workers, regardless of how they are compensated. In addition, they need a paper trail to validate the records in case of an audit or labor dispute.

Sharing Scheduling Information

Baron Scheduling is the least complicated way to effectively schedule telecommuters. One of the most valued employee perks of telecommuting is flexible work hours (when allowed by management). For most organizations, however, it is usually necessary for team members to be online at the same time for at least a few hours during the day. This can be challenging if employees are spread among different time zones. Baron Scheduling has tools to manage all the complicated logistics of remote team scheduling. With centralized cloud-based schedule management, hours threshold SMS warnings, and automatic schedule notifications, Baron Scheduling has the tools to manage your workforce with ease.

Clear Up Scheduling Confusion

When schedules are centrally managed in a cloud-based system, supervisors and at-home workers are all on the same page and can access the information at any time. Automatic notices inform all necessary parties of critical scheduling and time card information.

Submitting Time Cards

Baron Time provides self-service time cards that employees can access 24/7 from any internet-enabled device. Remote staff members can enter time and verify time cards under customizable company rules. When they clock in or out, the time is captured immediately on their virtual time card. This eliminates the end-of-pay-period scramble that often results from outdated and non-automated old school manual timekeeping systems.

Easy Shift Trading

Baron Scheduling has a Virtual Trade board that allows telecommuters to bid on open shifts, request shift trades, and view approvals without having to talk to a manager. Employees and supervisors don’t have to exchange endless texts and emails to work out schedule changes. All stakeholders can see the schedule and updates at any time, night or day.

Managing Overtime

“Out of sight, out of mind” is expensive when it comes to needless overtime and can also result in employee burnout, higher attrition, and reduced productivity—all of which are pricey in their own right. Baron Time overtime alerts allow businesses with a virtual office to meet their scheduling, workflow, and cost of labor objectives with smart automation that allows supervisors to concentrate on other things besides managing overtime.

Compatibility Problems Solved

Employees who work from home don’t always use the same hardware and software that is used at the corporate office. Because Baron Workforce Management Suite is cloud-based, it functions seamlessly on desktops, laptops, iOS and Android devices. It also eliminates the need for expensive software upgrades.

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baronHCM offers Baron Workforce Management Suite, the powerful, fully-integrated Workforce Management Suite that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and company.

Baron Workforce Management Suite includes Baron Time, Baron Scheduling, and Baron Mobile. Baron Workforce Management Suite is developed for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and lessen labor costs.

How much can you save? Check our baronHCM ROI Calculator.

We can get you up and running with Baron Workforce Management Suite in minutes. Contact us today to book a demo.

The baronHCM Guide to WFM Implementation

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Today’s post is for business owners who have recently decided to adopt a Workforce Management system but have not yet implemented it. By following a few guidelines, you can have a smooth system implementation and begin to enjoy the benefits right away.

Here is the baronHCM guide to Workforce Management implementation.

Make a Plan

We can help you develop a realistic timetable for the transition and decide which processes to transition first. Take advantage of our experience in helping businesses like yours transition quickly and effortlessly.

Transition in Stages

If your company has several departments, you may want to tackle it in stages. Once one department has successfully transitioned to all the new functions, you will have solved a few unexpected snags. You can use the knowledge gained to prevent the same snags when the next department transitions.

Communicate the Benefits

It’s natural for associates to worry that a new system could impact their pay or add a layer of complication to their busy day. If managers can prepare employees so they know how the new systems will benefit them, they will be more likely to comply willingly. Emphasize the transparency and convenience of self-service time cards and having 24/7 access to accrual information. Demonstrate how the virtual trade board can make it easy to pick up extra shifts or swap shifts when needed.

Train Employees Thoroughly

Baron Workforce Management Suite is so easy to use, we have never had a client whose employees couldn’t catch on quickly. Even if your labor force is tech-savvy, however, make sure you train thoroughly, measure the effectiveness, and then remind them to use the system continually until everyone is on board. You can’t take advantage of the many features of Baron Workforce Management Suite unless they are being used consistently and correctly.

Be Prepared for Possible Resistance

If you have offsite associates who will be GPS tracked for the first time, be prepared for some blowback. Employees who are used to plenty of independence may resist the increased oversight. Remember, as their employer you have every right to verify that your employees are working where they are supposed to be working. Explain that accountability is a two-way street; though they might feel micro-managed, tracking time to the minute benefits them when they work fifteen minutes past their usually shift end time or clock in a few minutes early. (If that is not allowed at your company, make sure you use the easy schedule enforcement tool in Baron Workforce Management Suite.)

If you are adopting a biometric time clock and an employee is especially resistant, be aware that this might be an indication that he or she is guilty of time theft. Compare the hours worked before and after using the new clock for insight. If you discover a compelling drop in hours—congratulations—you have finally stopped paying for time not actually worked!

Answer Questions

Make sure you are available to answer questions about the new system. If your team members see that you are dedicated to alleviating concerns, they will be more likely to support you. However, don’t go so far as to make the new practices optional. Some businesses have failed to implement a new system because they got so much resistance from their workforce they eventually gave up. Lowering labor costs, reducing admin hassles, and improving productivity will benefit everyone in your organization. Don’t let staff member resistance deter you.

Designate an Implementation Manager

Ideally, all of your team managers will soon be committed to the new system and become fully fluent in all of the features. However, by assigning a competent and dedicated person to own the project company-wide, you can centralize the implementation-specific communication and training and count on your point person to make sure each department sticks with it until all departments and systems are transitioned.

We are dedicated to your success. Let the Workforce Management experts at baronHCM help you start enjoying the myriad benefits Baron Workforce Management Suite provides.

Contact baronHCM for information regarding Baron Workforce Management SuiteUPGRADE TODAY

baronHCM offers Baron Workforce Management Suite, the powerful, fully-integrated Workforce Management Suite that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and organization.

Baron Workforce Management Suite includes Baron Time, Baron Scheduling, and Baron Mobile. Baron Workforce Management Suite is developed for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and lessen labor costs.

How much can you save? Check our baronHCM ROI Calculator.

We can get you up and running with Baron Workforce Management Suite in minutes. Contact us today to schedule a demo.

Intro to Workforce Management With baronHCM

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Business owners: have you noticed that many organizations are implementing some sort of Workforce Management software? Perhaps organizations that you work closely with, companies that you have partnered with, or even competitors’ organizations. If you do not yet use a Workforce Management system and have been too busy to look into them, you may be wondering why “Workforce Management” has become a buzzword.

At baronHCM, we are uniquely qualified to explain because we offer the most advanced Workforce Management software on the market. Workforce Management systems are meant to simplify how your business manages staff members. But beware, some Workforce Management systems are confusing and difficult to use, which defeats the whole purpose. With our Baron Workforce Management Suite we’ve created the most powerful yet simple-to-use tools to help you transform your processes.

Benefit #1: Streamlined Administration
Administrative tasks like scheduling, clocking in and out, and tracking essential information are easier than ever with our Workforce Management software. The time saved frees up your administrative staff to accomplish more with fewer people.

Benefit #2: Reduced Labor Costs
Another vital advantage that Baron Workforce Management Suite gives to organizations is the ability to cut labor costs. When you’re able to smoothly track what your employees are doing and when and where they are doing it, you can maximize productivity, limit overtime, and develop effective scheduling strategies.

Benefit #3: Improved Accuracy
Baron Workforce Management Suite also helps reduce time card errors. For example, our Baron Workforce Management Clock has PunchLogic, which doesn’t allow employees to unwittingly clock into the wrong activity. Fewer errors translates to less time sorting them out after the fact.

Benefit #4: Audit Protection
The last benefit we’ll talk about today is the fact that our Workforce Management software assists you in staying compliant with ACA, DOL, state, and local regulations. Most regulations require you to collect, review, and submit information that pertains to your staff members and their hours worked. Regulators want this information to be accurate and submitted in a timely fashion. With Baron Workforce Management Suite, our automated tools collect the information for you and generate reports at the click of a mouse. Our platform is fully integrated, so your data keeps its accuracy from one tool to another. Hassle-free compliance gives you peace of mind so you can concentrate on building your business.

Contact baronHCM for information regarding Baron Workforce Management SuiteUPGRADE TODAY

baronHCM offers Baron Workforce Management Suite, the powerful, fully-integrated Workforce Management Suite that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and business.

Baron Workforce Management Suite includes Baron Time, Baron Scheduling, and Baron Mobile. Baron Workforce Management Suite is established for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and lessen labor costs.

How much can you save? Check our baronHCM ROI Calculator.

We can get you up and running with Baron Workforce Management Suite in minutes. Contact us today to schedule a demo.

Why is HR The Last Department to Get Tech Tools?

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For the past several years, we have observed that many companies have been successfully implementing technology in CRM, accounting, merchant transactions, manufacturing, online marketing, and inventory management. As IT teams swell, it seems as if HR is often the last department to get on the automation train. 

If your company is still using manual processes to track employee time and attendance and create and manage employee schedules, you’re missing out on the multiple benefits Workforce Management solutions like Baron Workforce Management Suite from baronHCM can provide to your HR department.

Here are 3 compelling reasons to automate HR:

1. Lower Labor Costs

Employees unwittingly forget to punch out for unpaid breaks and meals or can’t remember their hours when filling out a time card after the fact. Employees intentionally pad time cards and punch in for co-workers who are tardy or absent. Multiple studies reveal that time theft is widespread. You may not believe it happens at your organization, but statistics suggest otherwise.

Baron Workforce Management Suite from baronHCM tracks time to the minute and lets you create employee schedules in minutes. This also allows you to manage overtime strategically and gather actionable data about employee hours and schedules.

2. Reduce Administrative Burden

Baron Time automates time card management and shifts the task to the employees. Let the system and staff members do the work! Employees submit time cards and drop and pick up shifts from the Virtual Trade Board. When your HR staff can process payroll in minutes, they are free to work on company initiatives that have a bigger payoff. Ensure your labor force is paid accurately and on time while eliminating all the tedious manual work.

3. Simplify Labor Law Compliance

Baron Time and Baron Scheduling (the employee scheduling system in Baron Workforce Management Suite) will enable you to easily and effectively comply with FLSA, ACA, and PBJ standards. Track hours worked, PTO, overtime, and breaks. Avoid fines, store records for verification, and reduce your risk of a time card dispute.

Baron Workforce Management Suite from baronHCM can transform your employee timekeeping and scheduling. And it probably costs a lot less than you think. Let us show you how you can quickly implement affordable Baron Workforce Management Suite to help you administer timekeeping, limit the cost of labor, and stay compliant.

Contact baronHCM for information regarding Baron Workforce Management SuiteUPGRADE TODAY

baronHCM offers Baron Workforce Management Suite, the powerful, fully-integrated Workforce Management Suite that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and organization.

Baron Workforce Management Suite includes Baron Time, Baron Scheduling, and Baron Mobile. Baron Workforce Management Suite is designed for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and reduce labor costs.

How much can you save? Check our baronHCM ROI Calculator.

We can get you up and running with Baron Workforce Management Suite in minutes. Contact us today to set up a demo.

Baron Workforce Management Suite Simplifies Retail

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No two retail businesses are exactly the same. Different products, different marketing techniques, and different target markets are just a few of the differences you’ll find in retail. But there is one common component in the retail industry and that is that each business has associates to manage.

That’s why we at baronHCM want to expedite the way retail owners track and manage their associates. We’ve simplified the work for huge retailers all the way down to the smaller franchise stores. Regardless of the size of your business, we have a solution for you!

Our goal was to create an advanced platform that was simple, effective, and would work for everyone. We wanted to help organizations save money, reduce timekeeping errors, and avoid non-compliance.

We came up with Baron Workforce Management Suite; using industry-leading web-based tools, it met all of our goals. The result is an outstanding experience for retail owners.

Baron Workforce Management Suite makes it effortless to track employee time and attendance. It also allows you to rapidly integrate that information with your payroll software and other HR systems. With Baron Time, you can handle things such as time card approvals, time off requests, and custom reports.

We have also significantly upgraded how your staff members can track things that are important to them. With Baron Time Employee Self-Service (ESS), employees can view their schedules, check their accrual balances and submit time-off requests to management. Employee empowerment boosts morale and productivity.

Customers are always flowing in and out of retail stores, and it’s crucial to make sure you have enough associates at the store to assist them. The Baron Scheduling Schedule Preferences feature eliminates confusion by identifying when an employee is available to work.

The system will inform the scheduler of a conflict if they attempt to add a shift to an unavailable staff member. That way you can know that your store will always have the required personnel.

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baronHCM offers Baron Workforce Management Suite, the powerful, fully-integrated Workforce Management Suite that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and business.

Baron Workforce Management Suite includes Baron Time, Baron Scheduling, and Baron Mobile. Baron Workforce Management Suite is designed for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and decrease labor costs.

How much can you save? Check our baronHCM ROI Calculator.

We can get you up and running with Baron Workforce Management Suite in minutes. Contact us today to book a demo.

Why You Need Automated WFM for Salaried Employees

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Some employers with only salaried personnel often believe automated Workforce Management is only necessary for organizations with hourly employees. The object of this post is to explain why this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Why Companies With Salaried Employees Need Workforce Management Systems

1. Compliance

The alphabet soup of the various labor laws—FLSA, ACA, PBJ, FMLA—apply equally to all employees, regardless of the way they are paid. Accurately tracking hours, schedules, PTO, overtime, separation policies, and employee classifications is critical for maintaining compliance and having the needed paper trail to protect you in case of a labor dispute or audit.

2. Overtime Management

Non-exempt salaried employees are subject to overtime pay protections. Mismanaged overtime can be a real budget buster. It can also result in employee burnout, higher attrition, and diminished productivity—all of which are costly in their own right. The larger your organization, the more unplanned overtime costs you. Customizable overtime alerts in Baron Time take the hassle out of monitoring and managing overtime.

3. Analyze and Improve Resource Allocation

The job codes in Baron Time enable business owners to automatically track how much time each department or employee spends per account, project, product, or any other operational classification.

4. Reduced Admin Burden

How many hours a week does your HR team spend tracking accruals, submitting payroll, and responding to employee requests for information? The tools in Baron Workforce Management Suite ease the burden on your HR staff and empower your employees to access important data without needing to contact HR and wait for a reply.

Contact baronHCM for information regarding Baron Workforce Management SuiteUPGRADE TODAY

baronHCM offers Baron Workforce Management Suite, the powerful, fully-integrated Workforce Management Suite that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and business.

Baron Workforce Management Suite includes Baron Time, Baron Scheduling, and Baron Mobile. Baron Workforce Management Suite is designed for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and lessen labor costs.

How much can you save? Check our baronHCM ROI Calculator.

We can get you up and running with Baron Workforce Management Suite in minutes. Contact us today to set up a demo.

Need To Convince Your Boss to Invest in a WFM System?

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Are you trying to persuade your boss to implement an advanced Workforce Management system such as Baron Workforce Management Suite? Today’s post is for HR managers who want to upgrade from manual processes to an automated system but don’t have the authority to make the decision. Many business owners who have not implemented a Workforce Management system mistakenly think they can’t afford it or don’t believe they need it.

Let’s look at 6 convincing arguments for automated Workforce Managment.

1. Team Scheduling Ease

Effective employee scheduling is at the heart of Human Capital Optimization. Scheduling affects productivity, cost of labor, labor force morale and turnover, resource allocation, admin efficiency, and DOL compliance.

Baron Scheduling, the employee scheduling tool in Baron Workforce Management Suite, does more than just allow supervisors to create schedules in minutes; it allows them to empower their workforce to engage with scheduling and eagerly take over many tasks previously performed by managers. Baron Scheduling helps get rid of over-staffing, decreases overtime with system warnings, promptly identifies gaps in coverage before it’s too late, and slings email and SMS warnings.

“Scheduling … is having a huge effect on the bottom line. Increasing scheduling effectiveness offers a competitive edge that can make HR a budget hero.”1 Workforce management consultant Lisa Disselkamp

2. Eliminate Employee Time Theft

Manual timekeeping systems can be exploited in a number of ways from hours padding to buddy punching. Many employers who switch to an automated system are surprised by the decline in employee hours the very first pay period. Even if you notice just a small reduction, this advantage will compound, promptly paying for the cost of adopting an automated system like Baron Time, the employee time and attendance tool in Baron Workforce Management Suite.

3. Analyze and Improve Resource Allocation

The job codes in Baron Time empower employers to automatically track how much time each department or employee spends per account, project, product, or any other operational classification.

4. Decrease Administrative Expenses

With paper timesheets, supervisors and admin staff spend tedious hours troubleshooting timesheet inaccuracies and missing information, and then manually entering the data into the payroll processing service. When HR staff can process payroll in minutes, they are free to work on projects with a greater ROI.

5. Increased Employee Morale

Baron Scheduling makes it easier to accommodate employee’s scheduling preferences. Improving staff members’ work/life balance increases loyalty, reduces burnout, spurs engagement, and saves on labor costs by resulting in increased employee retention.

6. Compliance Peace of Mind

Labor audit liability should concern every employer in the country. Take, for example, the Affordable Care Act. ACA standards can be complicated to comply with because you have to know all of your staff members’ schedules and how many hours they’re going to work each week. With Baron Time, this type of information is tracked automatically and gives managers complete control and 24/7 oversight. They can monitor, track, and make required changes instantly.

A Win-Win: Improve Compliance Without Adding More Work

Baron Workforce Management Suite paired with one of our biometric time clocks can significantly lessen your risk of being fined for noncompliance while simultaneously decreasing the time needed to track employee time and attendance.

Baron Workforce Management Suite quickly pays for itself and the ROI compounds each pay cycle. Of course, if you have been trying to talk your boss into acquiring one, you already knew that. Call 631-266-2500 today to schedule a demo of Baron Workforce Management Suite (for both of you).

1Joan Williams “Dilemmas Faced by Hourly Workers,” Human Resource Executive Online, July 11, 2011, http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=533339737

Contact baronHCM for information regarding Baron Workforce Management SuiteUPGRADE TODAY

baronHCM offers Baron Workforce Management Suite, the powerful, fully-integrated Workforce Management Suite that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and company.

Baron Workforce Management Suite includes Baron Time, Baron Scheduling, and Baron Mobile. Baron 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.

How much can you save? Check our baronHCM ROI Calculator.

We can get you up and running with Baron Workforce Management Suite in minutes. Contact us today to set up a demo.

Data Mine Your HR Records: A Scientific Approach to Increase Productivity

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Today’s post is for business owners who have little experience with data analysis, use manual timekeeping and scheduling processes, and want to use a scientific approach to better manage their workforce.

Workforce Management 101

Capturing Workforce Management (WFM) data is the first step to creating a Human Capital Optimization strategy. In order to gather and manage the data, you need effective tools. Affordable Baron Workforce Management Suite provides such tools and is ideal for the WFM beginner. Baron Workforce Management Suite is as easy to use as your favorite phone app and automates time-consuming HR processes while gathering the data that is essential for improving productivity and, by extension, profitability.

You Can’t Improve What You Don’t Understand

Let’s look at a few ways Baron Workforce Management Suite captures strategic data. Baron Time is the cloud-based employee timekeeping system in the suite. It can be used in combination with Baron Workforce Management Clock to capture punch-ins, or team members can simply punch in/out in the employee dashboard from any internet-enabled device. Baron Scheduling paired with Baron Time has key benefits for employee timekeeping, schedule creation, employee shift trading, and general inter-departmental communication. But for the purposes of this article, let’s look at the types of data Baron Workforce Management Suite automatically captures.

Ease and Accuracy

Baron Time tracks time to the minute. Why is this important? By simply automating punch in/out, you can find out exactly who habitually punches in early or punches out late. Do you know exactly how much overtime your associates log? With old school manual timekeeping systems, you have to look through all the time cards, find the ones with overtime listed, and add it up. Baron Time tracks overtime automatically and you can view it by simply looking in your manager portal.

  • Scheduling: Are the people with the necessary skills and/or certifications scheduled at the right time? How are production levels influenced by scheduling changes? Does workforce morale fluctuate from shift to shift?
  • Absences, tardies, breaks, and time theft: Who punches in early? Who forgets to punch out during breaks? Who consistently punches out late every day, adding many unauthorized minutes a week to their time card?
  • Coverage gaps: What shifts are understaffed? How does this impact production, customer service, and workflow? Are your managers wasting time trying to find workers to cover shifts at the last minute?
  • Overstaffing: What shifts are costing you more in labor than is required? Are team members wasting time due to overstaffing?
  • Overtime: How much are you spending in overtime every month? Could this be minimized with smarter scheduling or automatic messages?
  • Mobile staff: Are your offsite and mobile staff members where they should be?
  • Schedule flexibility: Can your staff members easily trade shifts? Would you have improved worker retention if schedule preferences were better accommodated?
  • Admin time: How many hours a week do your managers spend researching and correcting time card errors, tracking accruals, doing compliance reporting, submitting payroll, responding to employee requests for HR information, and dealing with other labor force problems?

To recap the process:

1. Capture data about human resource management.
2. Analyze the data to see opportunities for improvement.
3. Make changes.
4. Identify whether the revisions were effective and adjust where necessary.
5. Continually monitor the results, especially when there have been significant changes in workflow, staff, labor law standards, or business objectives.

Of course, each one of these steps can be broken down considerably. For example, here are some sub-steps to number 3 above:

  • Eliminate redundancy through automation
  • Reduce time devoted to non-billable processes
  • Improve documentation management
  • Let employees take over time card management, accrual monitoring, and shift trading

Baron Workforce Management Suite Takes the Mystery Out of HR Data Mining

We would love to discuss more about how Baron Workforce Management Suite can help you leverage essential HR data to increase efficiency and profitability at your business. Call 631-266-2500 today to set up a demo.

Contact baronHCM for information regarding Baron Workforce Management SuiteUPGRADE TODAY

baronHCM offers Baron Workforce Management Suite, the powerful, fully-integrated Workforce Management Suite that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your managers, employees, and company.

Baron Workforce Management Suite includes Baron Time, Baron Scheduling, and Baron Mobile. Baron Workforce Management Suite is designed for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and decrease labor costs.

How much can you save? Check our baronHCM ROI Calculator.

We can get you up and running with Baron Workforce Management Suite in minutes. Contact us today to set up a demo.