With hundreds of daily cases in Victoria and the growing clusters in New South Wales and Queensland, it’s clear that rostering for shift-based jobs must be flexible and immediate. Whether they’re waiting for results, in contact with a confirmed case or monitoring for symptoms, thousands of Australians are self-isolating. Employers need to have real-time communication and rostering capability so that when they receive news that an employee is self-isolating, they can ensure quick rostering changes.
Evidence shows that the young workforce prioritises employers with technological solutions that allow staff-led shift-swapping. Helping employees shift-swap immediately with one another on a mobile platform helps employees to stay on top of their jobs, making shift-based work easy for employees and managers alike. Tech solutions mean you and your business are not left in the dark when employees need to self-isolate for any amount of time.
All managers in industries with essential or client-facing workers must ensure that their time and attendance is precise and visible. Knowing the location of your staff is no longer a perk of tech solutions, it’s pivotal and mandatory for the safety of your workforce. Every day in Australia, workplaces such as restaurants, pubs, shops, schools, aged-care homes and child-care centres are shut down for cleaning after COVID-19 positive cases. As a manger, it’s your job to know who was where at what time to ensure the right people self-isolate to prevent spread.
Twelve months ago, a solution to complex rostering needs, immediate staff-led shift-swapping and accurate and visible time and attendance records were a perk of workforce management solutions. Today, the new pressures of COVID-19 on businesses are industry-wide, necessary and unchanging.