Posted on 05 Aug 2016
We’ve been chronicling the life-change of Suzie the SUPERvisor since she started using Chronotek’s new employee management app. She can wake up in the mornings, fire up the Keurig for a fresh cup of coffee and check Workforce Stats on the app to review her employees’ activity through the night. And our in-app messaging is the perfect communication tool to keep her employees just a click away.
Suzie was recently praising the app with her brother, Jim, who owns a construction company. She told him how the employee management app made her boss and his janitorial company look like the industry leader to a prospect. Let’s listen in on their conversation:
Suzie: Jim, it was the most amazing thing. I wish you could have been there.
Jim: Yeah, me too. It’s not like you to get this excited about anything. What’s so special about this app?
Suzie: Many things, but just yesterday my boss, Gary, wanted me to go with him to meet a new prospect and present our bid to maintain his building.
Jim: Smart man, bringing in the big guns.
Suzie: Yeah, right. Well anyway, we got there and it turns out that a water pipe burst in one of his offices a few minutes earlier and he’s got a mess on his hands.
Jim: Not good.
Suzie: Not at all. John, the building owner, was frantic and wanted to cancel our meeting. I asked him what his plan was to clean up the mess and he hadn’t thought that far yet. They had just fixed the pipe. I knew that this was going to be a great contract if we got it so I took a risk.
Jim: Oh no!
Suzie: I turned to Gary and said, “Why don’t I get a crew over here immediately and take care of this for John? This one will be on us.”
Jim: That’s pretty bold, Suzie. Do you think you own the company?
Suzie: It was a small office, so I knew that things wouldn’t be too bad.
Jim: This is all great, but what does it have to do with the Chronotek app?
Suzie: I was getting there. So, I open the app, go to the screen to add a new job, put in the name of John’s business, created the job code, and the app is able to geo-locate me. This allows me to quickly add the address without having to ask or look it up.
Suzie: And that’s not all. Then I broadcast a message to all of my employees that I need 5 people right away and the first 5 who respond to the message get the work with bonus pay. I had 7 replies in just a few minutes. And when they got to the building to clock in, the app geo-located them, and the job was the first one on the list to choose from. So simple for my employees to clock-in.
Jim: How did Gary take the bonus pay thing?
Suzie: He took it fine when John told us that we got the contract. John was amazed at how swiftly and easily we handled his unexpected crisis. He said it was nothing short of a miracle.
Jim: Suzie, you’re a miracle worker!
Suzie: Ha! The new Chronotek employee management app is the miracle, not me.
Jim: I’d say so. I knew that something was different about you. You’ve seemed a lot more relaxed lately.
Suzie: Oh, little brother, you have no idea.
Suzie is learning that life is better with the new Chronotek app, and not just work life. We all know the extent that day-to-day work stresses permeate our personal lives. When you can find a way to alleviate the work stress, our personal lives are so much sweeter.