Fall is here and with it comes a refreshing sense of relief and revival. The summer heat has passed, the busyness of vacations is over, and the kids are back in school. It is a time when many business owners consider better business practices to carry into the new year.
A new approach to tracking remote workers with a web-based and telephone timekeeping system can save companies both time and money. Here are “Fall Four-Ward Strategies” for companies with remote employees.
- Chronotek Mobile – now an App. Our app has been released on the Google Play Store and the App Store. It’s a great tool for your employees to use to check their schedules and view their time cards. No more printing and emailing schedules or requests by employees for their hours. Give them the power to access this secure information and recapture your valuable time needed to prospect for new business. Chronotek Mobile is also a great management tool for supervisors.
- QuickBooks Integration. Are you still manually entering time into QuickBooks for payroll? Save time and use our QuickBooks Interface (API) to seamlessly export time card data from our system to the employee timesheet section of QuickBooks. Implement this one change in your business practices and you’ll have more time to enjoy the seasons change.
- Budget Planning Tool. Get started on the right foot with new projects and clients by using our dynamic new Budget Planning Tool. Create a budget of hours for the season or term and see employee hours calculated against the budget with live, color-coded charts that display the status. Know easily and quickly when budgets go off course and make quick scheduling corrections with the fully integrated Schedule Manager. This tool can keep your budgets on track to preserve your profitability and also help you discern overtime. Chances are budgets gone awry indicate employee overtime.
- Over 40 Check Report. With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) looming in 2015, businesses with fifty full-time equivalent employees will have to provide health insurance coverage or pay a penalty. It is imperative to closely monitoring employee hours to keep them under 30 hours per week. Check employee weekly hours (ranging from the most to the least) with the Over 40 Check Report. It is impossible to monitor this with handwritten timesheets. According to a national study, employers lose 10 minutes a day due to employee theft. That’s almost an hour a week, which could be the difference between 29 and the statutory 30-hour full-time status.
Walt Disney said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” The man knew a thing or two about building a business (wink). Start on a fresh new path this fall by trying these 4 great business practices and see how they can transform your business.