It’s about time


Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Maximising workforce efficiency is the key to running any commercial enterprise and care homes are no exception. The hours staff waste by arriving late, leaving early coupled with the regular absentee offenders costs care home owners thousands of pounds every year, eroding development and maintenance funding and of course, profits. With ever changing shift patterns and “buddy-punching” (the practice of clocking -in for a friend or colleague) as standard practice for many, the care home manager is never fully in control of his or her costs or the security of their facility. The installation of a time and attendance software package would be a very good investment, with an expected return within the first year. The installation is simple, as most current systems offer a straight plug-in to an existing access control software system or, a direct link into the payroll software e.g. Sage. Clocking-in methods are fool proof these days using high tech biometrics. One of the most popular methods of registration i





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

A weary sense of deja vu

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

So we are to be favoured with a Green Paper sometime next summer.

Theresa May’s insistence on the importance of an...

It’s a hard, hard world

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

A recent survey has found that 63% of the general public believe the NHS provides social care and 42% think...

Sign-up and pay, or perhaps pay more

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

There are powerful arguments why carers working at night in small specialist care facilities should be paid their full hourly...