On the 5th Day of Giving HR Gave to Me, Five Hours at Time and a Half…

By James Coleman, Contributing Writer 

Give Your Employees an Accurate Accounting of Their Time and Labor

For everyone in the workforce working to make ends meet, payday is hooray day. It always feels special to be rewarded for an honest day’s work, particularly when that day includes a few extra hours at time and a half.

Time and labor applications aren’t the most glamorous, and yet Sierra-Cedar’s 2019—2020 HR Systems Survey reveals these applications continue to be a workhorse in the workforce management category, with an adoption rate of 88%.

Transparency and Ease of Use Are Key 
When tracking time, calculating pay, and allocating vacation and leave, employers need to ensure their employees can understand the processes and policies behind their calculations and see that they’re being applied fairly. Improved scheduling, fewer manual processes, clear visibility into hours worked, and a better understanding of company policies governing time and attendance all lead to a happier, more productive workforce.

As a leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises for the fourth straight year, Oracle is playing to a strength with our workforce management apps. Our Time and Labor Cloud can:

Improve operational efficiency and time tracking for all employees, whether full-time, nonexempt, project-based, or contingent
Increase productivity by matching shifts with business demands, and automate overtime, premium, differential, and payroll calculations by utilizing a configurable rules engine
Efficiently manage time off globally and support local compliance via a single solution anywhere, anytime from any device
We know that solutions must be easy to use for employees to derive the greatest benefit from them. In his blog post, Further Confessions of an End User, Oracle University consultant Toine de Wit observed that applications are only a means to an end for most people. Anything getting in the way of people doing what they need to do in the system is a drain on both patience and resources. At the end of the day, a good time and labor app will always be timely and never laborious.

More Ways to Make Work More Human 
As we get deeper into the holidays, why not look for more ways to brighten the spirits of your employees and extended workforce? Oracle Workforce Management and Oracle HCM Cloud deliver end-to-end functionality that complements all facets of the employee lifecycle. Contact us to learn more.