5 Features of A Good Employee Time Management App
Time management and reporting has played a very important role in the workplace for a long time. As an example, in the 1950’s, time management and time tracking was utilized by law firms to determine how to charge their clients an acceptable amount of money.
Lawyers also track their time- a practice that started shortly when the American Bar Association noticed that financial gain for lawyers was falling behind the income for doctors and dentists. The ABA’s logic was that well-run factories operate on a unit basis (i.e. getting paid for every item produced) and law corporations should operate in a similar way.
Their reasoning was that nothing should be provided for free or at a discount and that each unit created, or each hour worked, should be compensated. This will result in increased financial gain, and it would also enable corporations to manage their staff’s productivity.
Flash forward to today and lots of organizations—not only law firms—do hourly billing. Time is a precious resource in any aspect of business- that’s why it’s vital to pay close attention to however we tend to organize our time. Luckily, logging our hours doesn’t have to be done with pen and paper any more – there are apps for that.
Today, employee scheduling apps and employee engagement apps automatically input staff’s time and creates organized deliverables.
Let’s unpack some of the features of the best employee scheduling app that will support the implementation of effective time management practices in your organization.
1. Real time communication
One of the factors on which effective time management depends is the ability to communicate easily with our colleagues or superiors. An effective employee communication app helps us to ask for clarity, inform our team members of important issues, raise concerns, etc. – all these examples resulting in increased productivity and better use of our time.
The Activity Feed feature of the Ezzely employee scheduling app enables real-time communication with anyone in the organization and is easy to use. Click here to learn more about it.
2. Cloud-based timesheets
Another crucial element of effective time management is of course time tracking, or the ability to log our time. Although there are many ways of doing this effectively, it all comes down to having these timesheets easily available and on-hand at any point in time in order to access, edit and use the information stored in these sheets.
By using the Document Upload feature of the Ezzely employee engagement app, staff can upload their time sheets easily and effectively.
Click here to learn more about how it works.
3. Shift swops
Sometimes in life, unpredictable things may happen – this is not something we can control. What we do have control over, however, is the extent to which these unpredictabilities negatively impact us. Through effective time management, we can make alternative arrangements, move things around and reorganize our tasks to stay on top of things.
In organizations where employees work shifts, the ability to swop shifts with a team mate or a co-worker would therefore be an invaluable tool for managing our time effectively.
The Pick Up Shift feature of the Ezzely employee scheduling app is easy to use and allows employees to easily create shift swop requests. Click here to learn more about how it works.
4. Staff feedback
A good time management app should not only improve communication between employees, but between employees and the employer as well. When it comes to employee-to-employer communications, surveys, questionnaires, and feedback forms can be used to convey employee feedback and ideas regarding time management ideas to the organisation.
The Survey feature of the Ezzely employee scheduling app is a great way of collecting staff input for innovative time management ideas. Learn more about how to use it here.
Quick, on-demand learning content
Ever found yourself stuck in a situation where you weren’t sure about the next step, and Google wasn’t helpful? When we are focused on doing our jobs, and on doing them well, moments like these can be frustrating, especially when we are not able to quickly ask a co-worker for help, and it could potentially result in a waste of precious time.
Instant access to relevant and concise training is therefore a crucial feature of a good time management app.
The Ezzely employee engagement app’s Quick Train feature offers bite-sized learning to your staff, on the fly. Click here to learn more about how it works.
Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of effective time management in your organization?
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