Tanda Makes Staff Attendance Simple

Jake Phillpot

13 June 2013    |    read

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How much do full time staff really cost?

Being in the business of managing staff costs, we often hear people say that casual staff just cost so much more than their full time equivalents. I mean, that extra 25% is a killer, right? Especially for staff who work a fairly consistent schedule each week, it’s almost like free money. For a while there I went along with that, not really giving it much thought. But today the thought struck me – casuals miss out on plenty of benefits afforded to full and part timers, so are they really better off? I decided to investigate further. What follows may surprise you. First – how many days in a year does a full time employee work? Weeks in a Year: 52 Working Days in a Year: 260 So far so good. We’re going to ignore the 1 or 2 days that we’re off by, for the sake of a nice round number. Next, let’s look at this full time employee’s entitlements, in days. Annual Leave: 20 (4 weeks) Personal Leave: 10 (2 weeks) Public Holidays: 10 We’ll assume a 7.6 hour work day and 17.5% leave loading. So how many hours of leave are we paying? Annual Leave – Base: 152 Annual Leave – Loading: 26.6 Personal Leave: 76 Public Holidays: 76 Total Hours of Leave Paid: 330.6 Earlier we calculated how many days of work one can work in a year, now let’s subtract leave taken to get a more accurate figure. Days of Leave Taken: 40 Actual Days Worked in a Year: 220 Actual Hours Worked in a Year: 1672 Divide 330.6 (hours of leave paid) by 1672 (hours worked) and we get 19.77%. Remember, we are comparing this to the 25% loading paid for casual staff. So from this perspective, yes, your full time and part time staff are still cheaper – but only by 5.23%. And even that number is probably on the low side. We ignored long service leave and maternity leave because they are a bit more unreliable. Both they are also costs (or accruals) that can definitely add up! When you take into account the fact that you only have to pay casuals when you need them, it’s easy to see why more and more Australian employers are turning to casual staff. According to the ABS, this has been growing steadily since the 90’s, and today over 1 in 5 jobs in Australia are casual.

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Text Me Maybe: Share Your Rosters by SMS!

Tanda’s (PayAus) roster management tools just got even more powerful, with the ability to send your staff their rosters by SMS, instantly. No more printing rosters out and making sure they don’t get lost, or trampled on, or wet. No more casuals calling up during the busiest time of the day to ask when their next shift is. And no more typing text messages up yourself – Tanda can do it all for you. Once you’ve designed a roster in Tanda, just follow the prompts to SMS it to your staff. You’ll be able to select which staff members get their rosters delivered, and even see a preview of the message they’ll get. Rosters by SMS cost 25 cents per message, but as a gift to Tanda customers, we’re making the first month absolutely free. Have fun! P.S. rosters are sent to the phone number you’ve provided for your staff, so you’ll need to make sure that’s correct. If you are having issues entering phone numbers, or need help importing a lot of phone numbers, please contact us!

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Why are we doing this?

We decided to start Tanda (PayAus) because we believe that accurate employee data will become increasingly important for businesses of all sizes in the next 5 years. Not just so businesses can cut costs, but so they can make smarter decisions. The scalability of Tanda makes it possible for the smallest of businesses to monitor costs and HR trends in a powerful and simple way. We’ve been building Tanda with simplicity and scalability at front of mind. We want everyone to be able to use our product and add value to their businesses. We ourselves had the same problems that busy business owners face every day when we came up with the idea for Tanda. Keeping track of staff is a nightmare, it’s time consuming, confusing and it can be very expensive if you get it wrong. We do it because we love seeing the satisfaction of our clients, who can now compete with their larger competitors on technology without the capital or technical expertise. Most of all, we do it because it’s inevitable. We believe that sometime in the next decade, people will look back at paper timesheets and ask themselves how they ever lived without a digital solution and real time data. Only time will tell if that system is Tanda, we’ll do our best to make it so. If you’re ready to move to the future, you can bring us one step closer to achieving our dream by signing up for a free demo.

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Jake Phillpot

Director: Jake manages Tanda's end-to-end customer journey and market growth.

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How much do full time staff really cost?

Being in the business of managing staff costs, we often hear people say that casual staff just cost so much more than their full time equivalents. I mean, that extra 25% is a killer, right? Especially for staff who work a fairly consistent schedule each week, it’s almost like free money. For a while there […]

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We decided to start Tanda (PayAus) because we believe that accurate employee data will become increasingly important for businesses of all sizes in the next 5 years. Not just so businesses can cut costs, but so they can make smarter decisions. The scalability of Tanda makes it possible for the smallest of businesses to monitor […]

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