Eye on TimeTracking time is often viewed negatively. At best, it is a necessary, thoughdisliked, factor of determining wages and billing. At worst, it is seen as amethod of keeping employees under totalitarian scrutiny, a waste of time, andinefficient. But the truth is that time tracking, when instituted properly, canhave massive benefits for companies and employees.Employee InefficiencyEmployee inefficiency may seem relatively minor, yet over time it can prove aserious drain of money on the company. Without tracking the work anemployee does, it is difficult to know just how much they contribute to thesuccess of your company. Often, employees dont know they are inefficient asthey simply perform their tasks without evaluation or modification.Keeping track of each individual task that employees spend time on will revealpotential issues before they become a drain. Many times, even slightvariations in responsibility will eliminate fiscal losses long term.Note that this does not mean saddling the employee with more and morework. Rather, it means giving them work that they are more efficient at, orthat will prove more beneficial to the company.Employee OverworkSimilar to employee inefficiency, this is one of those problems that oftenreveals itself only when it is too late to do anything about it. In anyorganization, there will be individuals who are talented at many things. Thetemptation is to give them more and more responsibilities.While this may initially be viewed positively by the employee, eventually itcan prove too great a strain, particularly if promotion of that employee is notpossible. Over time, the employee can lose job satisfaction, and may evenleave the company.
Aside from losing an asset to the company, this can have an even moreinsidious and damaging effect. The loss of an employee who is responsible fornumerous key tasks within a company can bring operations to a standstill,particularly if there is no replacement on the radar. Thus, it is necessary toallocate responsibilities fairly.With time tracking software in place, you can glean from the system thatanother employee is nearly as efficient at a task, yet has much more free timethan the heavily burdened resource. Moving that task to the nearly-as-efficientemployee can then free your burdened resource to focus on more pressingwork, and will also spread the tasks around. In doing this, the well-being of anentire business doesnt rest on the shoulders of one talented individual.Good time tracking software also allows for advanced notification andscheduling of employee time off, as well as integrated permissions systems tomake sure that a vacationing employee doesnt disrupt the flow of care.Advanced time tracking solutions can provide both immediate and long-termresults to LTC facilities.Read more: http://long-term-care.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Eye-on-Time.aspx