Furlough Scheme Ending Puts Pressure on HR Management

On 1st July, the Government reduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to 70%. This figure was then again reduced to 60% throughout August, and September is set to see the furlough scheme end entirely. This means that employers will see a mass return to the office and workplace for employees in the final few months of the year.

Since March 2020, when the furlough scheme began, companies have been handed a lifeline meaning they have been able to continue to pay their staff while income was low or virtually nil. By 30 September 2021, companies are expected to stand on their own two feet again and take on the responsibility of huge numbers of returning staff. 

The returning workforce will imminently put a strain on the HR team and cause issues with payroll and clocking shift hours. Should you feel this is an issue your business will face, below is a solution.

How to manage your returning workforce

In these uncertain and Covid-struck times, it is vital that an adequate system is in place to give yourselves the best chance of managing a full set of staff back at the workplace for the first time in over a year and a half.

Time & Attendance UK are experts in providing unparalleled workforce management solutions. Our time and attendance systems will allow you to keep an accurate record of your employee’s clocking times along with a huge array of other statistics that will better run your business and take the strain off of your HR department. 

Biometric time and attendance systems are simple to use and designed for the working environment. These all-in-one, affordable, IP enabled recording workstations incorporate: job booking, job costing, labour hours analysis and security management including quality CCTV playback. The state of the art system will dramatically improve your HR and security management with features that give you complete control over time and attendance.

Our time and attendance clocking terminals are designed to allow members of staff to clock in and out of their shift quickly and easily, with no paperwork required. Each employee is given their own personal smart card that is used to clock themselves in and out of their shift using the clocking station. All smart cards and key fobs use the same well-proven and reliable radio frequency reading technology which allows all of our clocking stations to be contactless meaning they are COVID-19 friendly. 

Unrivalled HR time and attendance software

Tensor also offers the Self Service Module (SSM) which is a web-based application that allows enrolled employees to clock ‘in’ or ‘out’ of their shift and book themselves ‘on’ or ‘off’ the fire evacuation list and for lunch breaks. The SSM may also be used by employees to request new periods of absence, cancel pending absence requests or cancel approved absence requests that have not yet occurred. Requests can also be made to add missed clocking’s, amend or delete clocking’s made in error.

If you would like more information on any of our time and attendance solutions, or if you would like to inquire for a quote, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly sales team today who is ready to help.