Today’s example company is owned by a woman who starting making soap as a fun hobby. She started selling her handcrafted, all-natural soaps only because friends and neighbors asked if they could purchase them. She wasn’t planning to start a business. She had no business plan and no investors—just a small shop behind her house and a passion for natural ingredients like oatmeal, shea butter, coconut oil, goat milk, and lavender.
An Accidental Entrepreneur
She didn’t even have a website for the first three years. Her patrons loved her soaps, told their friends about them, and her business grew steadily on word-of-mouth marketing alone. When sales grew to the point where she couldn’t handle the production herself, she hired a couple employees. One of them offered to create a simple website which began attracting soap buyers from around the world. They debuted on the online market when men and women were really starting to care about the ingredients that touched their skin. All-natural, chemical-free products were suddenly the hot commodity in the personal care industry.
Last year, the company had grown to 25 employees and had moved to a 20,000 square foot facility. The owner had become a savvy businesswoman, manager, and marketer. Her product line had expanded to cosmetics and face creams. She had learned to use several apps to stay organized and capable in her business and personal life.
Workforce Management Was a Time-Consuming Burden
The HR tasks, however, were consuming too much of her time. Creating employee schedules that everyone could live with, correcting sloppy time cards, tracking accruals, and staying compliant with labor provisions occupied far too many hours of her busy workweek.
Because she had become proficient at using inventory management and CRM systems, she started looking for a Workforce Management solution tailored to manufacturers that would solve her HR hassles in a similar fashion.
Solution — Swipeclock Workforce Management Suite
After an afternoon of online research, she scheduled a demo of Swipeclock Workforce Management Suite. Swipeclock Workforce Management Suite offers simplified scheduling with TimeSimplicity, and an advanced suite of integrated cloud-based tools that include time and attendance tracking (TimeWorksPlus), with mobile capability.
No Steep Learning Curve for Implementation
When she saw how effortless it was to use, she knew she could learn it swiftly and was happy to get it up and running. Simple HR process automation would have made a sea change in her organization, but Swipeclock Workforce Management Suite goes beyond basic automation. Customizable settings developed specifically for medium-sized manufacturing centers allowed her to tweak the system with precision to reap the maximum value.
Swipeclock Workforce Management Suite includes TimeSimplicity which offers expedited scheduling and TimeWorksPlus for integrated time and attendance tracking.
- Biometric clock tracks employee time to the minute, eliminates overpayment for labor, creates error-free time cards, and keeps staff members honest
- Establish schedules with drag-and-drop simplicity
- Customizable job codes make sure the right employees are scheduled at the right times
- System automation finds eligible employees to cover open shifts
- Customized system alerts reduce over-staffing and unplanned overtime
- Complete mobile coordination for staff members and management
- Employee Self Service empowers staff to manage their time cards, post shift requests, and monitor PTO accruals
- Creates and maintains audit-ready records
- Integrates seamlessly with payroll platforms
Less Confusion, Happier Employees
When it comes to filling unexpected coverage gaps due to schedule changes, the team no longer goes into panic mode; associates can enter their availability to pick up hours, and switching shifts between staff members is as effortless as trading cards. The owner and manager only need to authorize swaps for stress-free schedule adjustments.
Swipeclock Workforce Management Suite easily handles the complicated scheduling logistics of manufacturing facilities that run 24/7. We would love to show you what it can do for your company. Call 888-434-8244 to schedule a demo today.
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WorkforceHUB includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, TimeWorks Mobile, and ApplicantStack. We’ve just added recruitment, onboarding, benefits enrollment, performance reviews, and employee engagement! WorkforceHUB is designed for busy employers like you who need to reduce cost-per-hire, streamline scheduling, automate time tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and lower labor costs.
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