Why Employees Love Tanda Workforce Success Software
Plenty of companies are using workforce management software to help them become more efficient and productive. But how can the same software help improve the lives of the team, the most valuable part of the business?
We created Tanda with the whole team in mind, that means both employer and employee. Here are some of the benefits that employees gain when a company uses Tanda.
Mistake-Free Time Records and Paychecks
Companies that still manual methods for timekeeping and pay calculation can cause employees to second guess if they’re really getting paid the right amount every time the payslip arrives.
Switching to the Tanda employee time clock ensures your staff that their daily attendance is recorded accurately. Once recorded, their Tanda timesheets are automatically calculated to account for up-to-date labor regulations, overtime laws, and union contract agreements.
Everyone wants to be paid fairly, for the right amount of hours at the right rate.
Better Work-Life Balance
People that enjoy a healthy work-life balance are those that are more fulfilled and productive. Tanda’s unavailability calendar feature lets employees tell their managers whenever they might not be open for shifts. This helps the company create the work schedule around each person’s unavailability. This means that employees enjoy coming to work every day since the business fully supports their personal lives and goals, instead of clashing with it.
Once in while, employees will need to take time off work for sick, vacation or other reasons. Tanda’s time off management feature lets them file a time off request using the time clock or a web browser. Management sees the request instantly on a dashboard that also shows important events, upcoming shifts, and remaining time off allowances. This takes out all the hassles involved with filing, processing, and approving time off requests.
Quicker Schedule and Payroll Processing
Employees need to know their schedule well ahead of time so that they can better plan their upcoming week. Tanda’s web-based scheduling software cuts down the time companies spend making the weekly shift schedule. Once finished, Tanda sends the upcoming schedule to staff instantly via SMS, email or syncs directly with their calendar apps. This means that employees can find out their upcoming schedule ahead of time instead of them finding out only a day before and causing staffing issues.
The last thing employees want to happen is their paycheck getting delayed. According to a survey by the American Payroll Association, 37% of employees say that they financially struggle if their paycheck were delayed by at least a week. Tanda’s payroll integration feature seamlessly lets Tanda exchange data with your company’s payroll software. This cuts down processing time from hours to minutes, ensuring that employees get their paycheck on time, every time.
Making Work Easier
Employees aren’t able to work productively when they are overstretched with too many customers on a given shift. Tanda has a Predictive Workforce feature built-in with its scheduling software. It uses sales data from the business’ point-of-sale (POS) to give an accurate forecast on how many people are needed on any given shift. This means that your team can work without being over or understaffed at any period of the day, resulting in a smoother work day and a less chaotic workplace.
A workplace that truly trusts each other achieve great things together. According to a survey done by Interaction Associates, 86% of employees say that they are more productive if they trust their employers. A separate study by advocacy group Trust Across America found that trustworthy companies outperform companies in the S&P 500. And building that trust starts with transparency.
Employees must know that their company is working in the interests of all and they are open about the information that matters to them. With Tanda, employees have access to a portal that let them know their time and attendance records, time off allowances, and upcoming shift schedules.
Makes Work Fun
People are more motivated to perform at their best in a fun and fulfilling work environment. And Tanda is designed to make daily tasks that were previously seen as boring a completely enjoyable experience.
Instead of punching a timecard or jotting their name on a logbook, employees clock in by taking a selfie on the Tanda Time Clock. Starting the workday with a smile can change the employee’s whole perspective, which can lead to a better rapport with customers and fellow coworkers. And with Tanda doing most of the admin work, employees have more time to do the things that matter to them.
More than just having a fun work environment, employees want to know that they are doing makes a difference to the business. Tanda’s features like real-time wage reporting let employees take control of their work and better benchmark their success.
Why Workforce Software Matters for the Team
For the modern employee to work their best, they need to feel that the company has their back. They need to know that the company they’re working for pays them correctly, supports their life commitments, and effectively communicates with them at all times.
Companies can make all these happen for their team by taking down outdated processes. Using workforce management software such as Tanda, employees are more motivated to work, empowered by a platform that allows companies to drive trust, engagement and the ultimate employee experience.
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Tanda Time Clock Now Available for the Desktop
We at Tanda are pleased to announce that our time clock application is now available to download for Windows and macOS devices. Starting today, employees can have the same experience they’ve always enjoyed with the tablet version of our employee time clock, but now on the desktop. It accurately records employee attendance and compares it with the weekly schedule. It also updates the timesheets automatically to the cloud and stores it offline when the device is not connected. And if the computer has a webcam installed, it can also take a selfie of the employee when they clock in and out just like the mobile app! Employees can clock in and out in their respective desktop workstations instead of going to wherever the tablet is located. It can also be a backup option if and when your office’s main Tanda Time Clock is unavailable. Remote employees can also use the Tanda Time Clock for the Desktop to clock in and out using their own computers. Existing users can click here to find out how to download the Tanda Time Clock for Desktop. Are you a new user? Signup for free here to use Tanda to track time and attendance for your business, and so much more.
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You Can Now Copy Schedule Templates with Tanda
We created Tanda with the goal of simplifying the way you make your business’ weekly schedules. From pen-and-paper or Excel spreadsheets, Tanda’s scheduling software lets you build schedules quickly and accurately. It lets you drag and drop shifts to your pre-set templated schedules. It also lets you see how much your schedule is going to cost as you build it. More than that, Tanda can notify staff of upcoming shifts in seconds through SMS and email. Spending less time making your weekly schedule means spending more time on what matters most: your business. And here at Tanda, we are constantly making strides in helping you achieve that goal. That is why we are excited to announce that starting today, you can use schedule templates to copy and paste schedules on a weekly and daily basis! The Benefits of Copying Weekly Schedules Having this new feature gives Tanda users tons of possibilities with regards to their scheduling: Eliminates the need to recreate an entire schedule per week — Now, you can copy an existing weekly schedule and modify it accordingly. Use old schedules as templates — You can copy an old schedule from any week and use it especially for special occasions such as three day weekends, the holiday season, as well as sporting events such as the World Series or the NBA Finals. Easier schedule rotation — Copying schedules makes it easier for managers to rotate schedules with normal working hours are spread over four weeks. Quicker fortnightly scheduling — With the copy schedule feature, businesses using fortnightly schedules can easily copy the first week’s schedule to the third week and then the second week’s schedule to the fourth week. Scheduling Just Got Better! Previously, you have to spend some time every week manually building your business’ weekly schedule. The only thing you can copy and paste are shifts. But now you can speed up your scheduling process by copying schedules. From your current weekly roster, you can go to Tools > Copy to next week and this week’s schedule automatically duplicates for next week. You can also click Tools > Copy from previous week to duplicate last week’s schedule to this week. We also made it possible for you to copy a single day’s roster. You can do so by clicking the settings cog beside the date of the roster and click Copy shifts between days Copying rosters can also be done for different weeks. By going to Tools > Copy between weeks, you can copy a previously accomplished weekly schedule to an upcoming week. We’re simplifying it further by allowing you to automate the entire process. You can do this by going to settings cog on the upper right-hand corner and click Notifications & Tasks > Scheduled Tasks. From there you can click Copy Schedules to Next Week and it will automatically copy over your weekly roster at 9 AM the day before the next schedule begins. Existing users can click here to learn more on how to copy schedules in Tanda. Are you a new user? Signup for free here to use Tanda to build better schedules for your business, and so much more.
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The next stage in retail evolution?
Three reasons why you should integrate your POS software The advances in credit card technology and the creation of the of the electronic payment terminal in 1982 revolutionized payment processing for businesses around the world. It leads to better cash flow management, and an increase in sales processing efficiencies, ultimately influencing customer spending behavior. Over the years the technology has developed, and advancements like contact-less payments, NFC, and card-free payments have emerged. However the next technological wave of retail evolution is upon us, and it’s time for businesses to dive in head first. Cloud software has been the latest revelation in technical advancements. POS, Payroll and Workforce Management, the list could go on. While each of these individually represents a leap in innovation in their own right, the true value lies in their interconnectedness. On one level integrating Workforce Management software and Payroll software makes sense. It’s practical, efficient and creates order in what can potentially be a frustrating and time-consuming process. However, integrating POS and Workforce Management software goes further as it enables the user with the ability to make smarter decisions, such as: 1. Create schedules with the right amount of staff every time Ever look at the store to see staff twiddling their thumbs or a huge line at the checkout? Welcome to the complex world of accurate shift management, where you’re either increasing your staffing expenses or losing potential revenue. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. By integrating your scheduling system and sales data, you can make smart decisions to have the right amount of staff every time. 2. Make decisions in real time Thought you were going to be run off your feet this week, only to find that sales are slowing and business is quieter than expected? Once you’ve integrated your sales data into your scheduling system, you can make real time decisions on staffing levels, rather than reviewing at the end of each month. Track your revenue and wage percentage costs in real time, so you can alter and adjust the roster as the day or week changes. Of course, all your staff is immediately notified of changes, so everyone’s kept in the loop. 3. Be future orientated, move your business forward Stop looking backwards at last week’s schedules, timesheets and payslips to make next week’s decisions. Workforce Management software has come along way from the paper schedules and timesheets. It’s now possible to not only forecast future costs, schedules and staff requirements but also automate the entire scheduling process with cognitive scheduling software. The rise of internet shopping and retail giants like H&M and Zara means that traditional ‘brick and mortar retailers’ need to be using every edge possible to stay competitive, relevant and front of mind for customers. Businesses that fail to embrace technology as a tool for success, are likely to struggle under the weight of the world that is rapidly embracing a more digital and connected world. How many times have you walked into a store, only to find that you can’t be served because the company is understaffed? While the economic benefits that come from an optimized roster are apparent, the value that comes from roster optimization is expressed tangibly on a daily basis through customer service and customer retention. According to customer experience research conducted by thinkJar’s Esteban Kolsky, 66% of consumers who switch brands do so because of poor customer service and 85% of this customer churn could be prevented. Kolsky also notes that attracting customers is an expensive exercise costing businesses approximately six to seven times more to attract new customers, rather than retain existing customers. Building on this, further research shows that you’re 14 times more likely to sell to an existing happy customer than a new customer. It is therefore essential that retailers are providing the best customer service experience, to ensure customer retention. Businesses that optimize staffing rates for peak sales periods, will have the correct staff to customer ratios, creating efficient and favorable customer service experiences, resulting in higher customer retention rates. For traditional retailers, customer retention is paramount, as it not only ensures business continuity but also becomes a significant channel for acquiring future customers. Differentiating your business through excellent customer service and optimized staff efficiency, not only provides the competitive edge but also allows for financial stability and security as you can confidently make future oriented decisions to grow your business both financially and professionally. POS software integration is the next step in retail evolution. Like the payment terminal revelation before it, POS data integration will change the way businesses operate and what it means to be a traditional business in a digital world.