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Employee Management- How AI Can Make it Easy?
In an organization like yours that works with the internet day in and day out, there should be nothing pulling you back to go one step further and using technology provided to have optimum utilization of resources. Management of employees is one of the major responsibilities when it comes to delivering results for the set goals. It is the efficiency of the work that makes all the difference. Under piles of workloads, meetings and appointments, it often becomes reasonably difficult for a manager to keep a track of all the employee activity and hours. And, to provide feedback and encouragement for further growth. For any organization it’s human resources are its biggest assets and using their potential to fullest holds utmost importance. Adopting latest staff management software that handle the management of challenges, employee dissatisfaction and tackles time constraints then takes a major role. Was the idea ever successful? Yes! As once said by the Jelly Belly Candy Company of California, their secret behind making the best candies is their satisfied workers. The organization takes high interest in maintaining their employee satisfaction rate and then the performance. The idea here is simple, keeping transparency in system reduces chances of any kind of conflict. An automated online staff management and custom invoice software helps you to easily evaluate performances and then decide for accurate performance appraisals. How An Online Staff Management Software Works? 1. It helps you maintain a database for all your former and current employees. It helps you manage a complete database with searchable and secure records that includes every detail related to your employees such as- personal details, bank details, emergency contacts, and performance, etc. 2. Forget the hassle of working with paper The efficiency in staff management software helps you to manage their timesheets and documents. It allows you to further keep a track of all the data to audit or improve submissions and requests. Therefore, reducing the unnecessary need of paper. 3. Keeps record of time and attendance A quick look at all the records to track absenteeism is how an online staff management software helps you to manage work and staff efficiency. This way you can help your employees to be more responsible towards work and stay highly unctual with work and meeting deadlines. 4. Calculating Rewards With an online staff management software, you can easily access reports and then calculate employee performance based on which you can decide their rewards (financial or non-financial) The transparency in an online staff management software with Invoicera lets you give access to your employees to view their reports and stay motivated and keep going. 5. Management Of Expenses One of the most incredible feature of this online invoicing software is that it allows the staff members to record and send any official expenses they have done and get it reimbursed. A transparent database allows effective communication. 6. Payroll It allows you to easily generate payrolls depending upon the hours logged, with just a click of a button. 7. Management of Assets Assigning of assets to employees or even keeping a track of every valuable asset, with a staff management software it can be done easily in a single dashboard. 8. Delegation of Work and Shift Planning In an organization like yours, that believes in perfect timesheets for smooth functioning. A tool that schedules staff timings, shift planning and automatically informs employees can prove very effective. 9. Progress Tracking of the Company The continuous and automatic collection of information in the database of Invoicera’s system lets you keep a track of all the activities without have to worrying about filling sheets day in and day out. It relieves you from spending time to accumulate data and managing if offline. A completely segregated and managed data helps you to have a quick access. Benefits of Employee Engagement and Satisfaction 1. Providing constructive feedback Not actually any employee or manager looks forward to a performance review. Surveys have shown that employees often dread yearly performance reviews. An online staff management software allows senior management to keep control over activities and provide frequent constructive feedback to employees. A configurable dashboard helps in managing the entire staff management system and helps to set the workflow of the company better. 2. Setting goals and motivating employees With an online staff management software, it becomes easy to manage employees and reminding them of their goals and tasks. It helps employees to work freely without being under constant observation of HR and senior management. 3. Better accessibility and Transparent communication Increasing workloads lead to time constraints and clashing schedules giving rise to chances of conflicts. Therefore, hampering the work environment. In order to avoid the same and keep a healthy and flowing work environment, a security system with online management of staff works most effectively. 4. Healthy employee-manager relationships An online staff management software helps you take away all the extra pressure of management and, thus, observe a healthy relationship with your employees. It encourages a low-stress work environment and helps increase productivity at work and reach organizational goals. Here are 6 software tools for monitoring employee productivity: 1. Time Doctor Time Doctor is a time tracking software program for real time monitoring of responsibilities and preventing time waste. It is useful for individuals and companies for tracking remote crew’s time management and productivity. Time Doctor takes screenshots each 3 mins as a manner to verify that personnel are working. It has more than one capabilities for improving employees’ productivity along with casting off multi-tasking, getting staff to focus on top priority and additionally ensuring managers are aware of pinnacle priorities of personnel. 2. WorkiQ WorkiQ is a software that tracks employees’ computer conduct and presents reports on their time spent on efficient and non-effective applications. The dashboards provide clean visuals to tell you which of the personnel are actively engaged with their paintings and which might be continuously distracted. WorkiQ gives you the strength to categorize those sports, track processes throughout all applications, and compare how specific users manner similar devices of labor. 3. Todoist Todoist is software that continues everybody up to date with the entirety from the little things that could slip our minds to the obligations we accomplish every day. Individual assignments, crew obligations, and custom-categorized projects are indexed with cut-off dates, and productiveness is monitored in regard to duties finished on time. The largest perk is that it’s cross-compatible with each platform we use. It’s inside the cloud. You can almost get entry to the platform on any device irrespective of where you can find yourself. 4. Invoicera Invoicera is a time tracking and online invoice software. It tracks employees' activities and time spent on each activity. The time tracking and invoicing software offers many unique features customized to the specific business needs of freelancers, small businesses, and enterprises. It helps you to automate and simplify your time management and communication with online tracking, invoicing and payments, expense management, recurring/subscription billing, client/vendor panels, time tracking, invoice approval process, multi-lingual & multi-currency support, staff permissioning, financial reporting & analysis, purchase order management. 5. WorkStatus WorkStatus is aimed to offer a platform/medium for organizations and individuals to be more productive. It encourages teams to focus on important job tasks rather than wasting their crucial hours on other distractions. It makes processes as clear and transparent for you as possible. WorkStatus follows the industry best practices and always delivers best approaches to help an organization streamline its processes. It takes screenshots every 10 minutes to keep complete tracking of employee activities along with keeping record of URLs, Apps, and activities. It focuses on delivering secure & reliable solutions for a long-term value that enables its customers to concentrate on their core business objectives. CONCLUSION A staff management software gives access to an organization to ample tools for better management, while simultaneously focusing on employee satisfaction and engagement. If used to its fullest potential, employee management software provides a company with an automated, efficient management system and a healthier work environment.
“Work From Home” - What COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Means For Businesses
Employsure is here to support business owners to comply with the restrictions under the COVID-19 alert levels. The Government last week outlined the details of what relaxing restrictions from Alert Level 4 would look like, and has now announced the lowered restrictions under Alert Level 3 will come into effect at 11:59pm on Monday 27 April. Alert Level 3 will last for a minimum of a fortnight, and will then be reviewed by the government, before it makes a further decision on 11 May. Business owners that want to open can spend the next week preparing to do so, e.g. get stock etc, but have been asked to stick to social distancing and their bubbles. Schools and Early Learning Centres can be accessed for cleaning, preparation and maintenance. On 28 April, teachers will be allowed into the building – students who can attend will be allowed in the next day. “For those who can work from home during this period, it will allow them to still enable cash flow into their business, while eliminating the risk of spreading the virus between potentially infected employees,” said Employsure Senior Employment Relations Adviser Ashlea Maley. “While this may not be an option for all businesses, it is still the best course of short-term action, to keep things running as smoothly as possible. “Allowing more businesses to resume operations will help reduce the unemployment rate and will allow the economy to begin to correct itself. “While it would be good to see all businesses operating as soon as possible, the risk is still too high.” What businesses are open? Under Alert Level 3, major restrictions apply to hospitality businesses like restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as retail and hardware stores. Non-essential businesses that meet safety guidelines will be allowed to operate, but transactions but must be done through an app or online portal - not be face-to-face. Contactless food delivery or click and collect services must also be adhered to. Businesses that don’t have a customer-facing function and are only accessed by staff can reopen, but staff must practise physical distancing and comply with health and safety standards. The Government’s main message to employers is to still work from home if you can. Schools will open for children up to and including year 10 but physical attendance is voluntary. Those in years 11-13 will continue to learn from home. Looking ahead: “We won’t yet know the full extent the government’s decision to lower the alert level will have on small business owners,” said Ms. Maley. “For those non-essential businesses that can’t operate from home and have to return to the workplace, these next few weeks will be the factor in deciding if the decision to relax restrictions was the right one. “If they stick to good hygiene and abide by the safety measures they put in place, I can see this as a positive step forward. “Employers should ensure all staff are abiding by the rules and should take the correct steps in maximizing safety if a worker breaches them. “The coming months will be a new test for New Zealanders, and it’s up to all of us to work together, to ensure we can come out of this on the other side.” Resource Hub For Employers: To help employers meet this unprecedented challenge, Employsure has built a free Resource Hub, containing workplace policies, communications, checklists and FAQs. All information is free for business owners and can be found at employsure.co.nz/coronavirus #covid19 #newzelandbusiness #employee
What is a job interview?
Job Interview is the last stage in the recruitment process where the interviewee is being questioned by the hiring manager or the panel of representatives of the company in order to find out the potential candidates who are best suited for the company. Although, a job interview specifies the question and answers between the hiring manager and the interviewee. Job Interview is the most crucial moment in a person’s life because the way, the interview goes decides whether the job applicant gets the job or not.  Types of job interview 1. PERSONAL INTERVIEW The most casual or common job interview is the personal interview i.e. in it they have to walk into the company to give their interview along with their CV. And it is a two-way process between interviewer and interview. 2. GROUP INTERVIEWS The second type of job interview is of group interview in which there are multiple candidates are being interviewed at the same time and the benefit of doing it is that it saves a lot of time rather than interviewing personally each candidate. 3. PHONE/SCREENING INTERVIEW In screening a brief introduction is being taken to move them to the next process of hiring and make sure to have a good call service. 4. VIDEO CONFERENCING Nowadays it is the most common and casual job interview being taken because of the pandemic and usually takes place in zoom meetings, Google meet, or Skype. During this make sure to have good access to the internet to avoid any inconvenience. 5. PANEL INTERVIEW In a panel interview, there are more than two persons to take the interview, and while answering them make sure to make eye contact with the panel rather than a specific person. Also Read How to be Confident in an Interview How to Approach Someone on LinkedIn for a Job How to Calm Nerves Before an Interview
Applying for a Job in Australia as a Migrant
Australia is one of the most popular countries for migrants looking for a better quality of life. Obviously, migrating to Australia is not as simple as just moving there. Still, there are complex migration processes in place that you must go through to migrate to the country with a valid visa. Taking this road by yourself is very complicated indeed. You must really consider hiring the assistance of a reputable migration agent. Nevertheless, we will give you some tips to get started on your own. One way to attain an Australian Visa is to apply for a job ahead of time. Having a job in Australia makes the migration process a lot easier for your move to the country. Of course, before heading in this direction, you will have many questions such as: -Is my education recognized in Australia? -Do I need to study in Australia first? -Are there job opportunities for me? -Should I first get the job or the visa? We will thoroughly discuss this subject to help you clear up these questions and more. First of all, when looking for work in Australia, it doesn't matter if you are a very experienced and skilled employee or just a student about to graduate. The obstacles to the process will be the same for both cases. What are these obstacles? Work experience, sponsorships, salary expectations, visa, language, and other similar elements can make the process seem absolutely challenging. Some of these obstacles, though, can turn into opportunities in your favour. Doing this will help you succeed in your goal to migrate to Australia. Where can you search for job opportunities? What portals are the most reliable for job search? How can I get an idea of the needs in the country? Keep on reading to find out. The Value of Work Experience Applying for a job in Australia without Australian work experience brings a challenge. However, companies most often prefer Australian work experience because it means a quicker adaption to the workplace, and it also comes with local referrals for the potential employee. Also, Australian work experience means that the government already approves you with a legal residence in the country that allows you to work. How could you possibly obtain a job in Australia given these circumstances? It is not the easiest, but it is possible, and actually, you have one advantage. No Australian work experience means that you are able to bring your international background to the company. This is appealing to big companies and industries that want to promote an international flavour to their business. Foreign workers have a better understanding of subtle cultural differences that Australian workers might ignore. They do not only know about these differences, but they live with them and can show empathy for them. Having worked overseas gives you a different depth to your knowledge and experience in the field. You can bring new things to the workplace that would benefit the business compared to a local worker. Also, companies with a global presence are used to having foreign workers. They are a great asset when expanding the business to new countries or opening more offices in other countries. In addition, a foreign worker will be better positioned to deal and communicate with the offices located outside the country, bringing many benefits to the consolidation of teams within the company. Australia is currently a popular place for many global organisations that have decided to establish their headquarters in the country. These organisations are likely to appreciate your job application from abroad. The Language Barrier If English is your second language, you have a disadvantage in fully understanding local workers, especially if they use lots of idioms and slang that you don't commonly learn at English institutes. Nevertheless, English as a second language does not limit your communication. Studies have shown that people with English as their second language can communicate in a much more simple and succinct way. Interestingly, their lack of vocabulary forces them to use the same terminology to refer to one thing and similar sentence structures for explaining procedures. Thus, even though it might sound repetitive or unnatural, their communication will be very consistent, clearer, and easier to digest for both natives and non-natives. Of course, you must do your best to practise your English as much as you can. Speaking and writing skills are a requirement to get a work visa in Australia. Either way, if you feel like your English is not enough, don't let that stop you from applying for a job in Australia. Keep in mind that global organisations that do business with other countries are constantly looking for native speakers of the language of those countries. These native speakers bring tremendous benefits to the organisation because they can fluently communicate with those countries and fully understand their culture, which improves the business bonds they may have. This particular asset puts you at a great advantage for getting a job compared to a local Australian worker. The Benefits of Cultural Differences Today's economic system demands companies to expand their operations abroad if they want to prosper. We see this trend more and more in Australia as well. Your international background brings in knowledge specific systems within your country that can benefit an Australian organisation. You are familiar with your cultural customs and expectations, which means a better business approach with your home country. Australian organisations deeply value this kind of knowledge, which opens the way for you to apply for a job in Australia. How You Can Apply for a Job in Australia First, research! How is your industry doing in Australia? What are the job offers available? Are they looking for engineers or technicians? Do they need people in the field or remotely? All this you can figure out from home by looking at the current job positions available in Australia. Start by analyzing the occupations list on the Australian Government website. That list gives you the jobs that are currently in demand in Australia. It will help you understand what the needs are and what area you could fill in. See if there are jobs related to your industry. What kind of jobs are there? How are the opportunities offered? If you decide to apply for one job offer, do not forget to include a cover letter with your resume. It is not required to submit pictures of yourself, biodata, or transcripts from college in Australia. It might be a bit of a different process compared to where you come from. Of course, if you make progress on an application process, the employer might request some of this information. Since the process might be different from what you are used to in your home country, you must follow every instruction of the application process, no matter how unimportant that might seem from your perspective. If there are specific questions, give specific answers. Never ignore a question or leave blank fields since that might get your application ignored or rejected. Review your application, have someone help you correct the English, and make sure that everything is clear for your potential employer. Make your cover letter interesting and use it as an opportunity to explain how your international background can better cover the need of the organisation. Working Visas It is helpful for you to be aware of the existing working visa options and the requirements and limitations of each of them. When you know what options are at hand for you, you will discuss what will work better for you and your employer. We found the most comprehensive list of options from a well-known migration agent. Have a look and keep the options in mind. Also, you can contact the migration agent for a free consultation. Remember that you must take the initiative when it comes to getting your working visa to increase your chances of finding a job in Australia.
Beginners guide to height safety systems:
There is a lot of information out there on height safety systems: some good, some bad. Your safety and the safety of people that work for you is a subject that should not be taken lightly! The following is a brief explanation of some of the essential points for roof safety. If you need to talk to a specialist, Sydney Anchor Points offer free consultations and are happy to answer any questions you might have. Roof Anchor Point A roof anchor point is precisely what it sounds like; A point on a roof you can anchor or attach yourself to with a lifeline or lanyard. Generally, these come in two types: • Fall restraints stop the user from getting close enough to the edge to be able to fall. • Fall arrest minimise the injury incurred by a fall, usually stopping the user from hitting the floor! There is an extensive range of roof anchor points for every type of roof; tiles, terracotta, concrete, slate, as well as iron, colorbond® steel and metal sheeting. Roof anchor points can be broken down into two main groups; temporary roof anchor points & permanent roof anchors points. But there are many types of roof anchor points: Concrete mounted, rafter mounted, steel-fit, eye bolts, rail systems, I-beam, metal decking, parapet and speciality anchors. NOTE: Temporary roof anchor points are always the last resort! They provide less protection than fixed anchor points. But in some instances, they are a useful tool as long as they are used correctly! The user must have special training, and trained workers must install them. An essential feature of modern anchor points is energy absorption. They are designed so that if the user has the bad luck to fall from the roof, the energy absorption cushions the fall, reducing the risk of injury. This also stops the roof from being damaged by the kinetic force caused by the fall. How many anchor points should I have on my roof? Finding the correct installation points on a roof is vital to creating a height safety system compliant with all necessary legislation and offers an easy-to-use use system. Sayfa guidelines will give you an idea of how many anchor points you will need: 1. Never place an anchor more than 10 meters from the roof edge. Otherwise, the user will require a longer than the standard 15-meter rope line, which will be overly heavy and cumbersome. 2. Never leave more than 6 meters between anchor points as this will create dead zone areas at the roof edge, increasing the possibility of a fall. 3. The main anchor point must always be placed at the same distance from the gutter edge of the roof as the distance from the gable end of the roof. Every roof is different and requires a unique safety system to ensure that all workers are safe and legislation compliant. To save yourself from problems further down the line, it is always best to consult a professional installer. Often, a good installer will save you money in the long run as they know how and where to install anchor points, achieving full coverage with a minimum amount. Ladder Brackets Working with ladders can dangerous. 4.5 people die every year in Australia from ladder-related accidents, and dozens more are seriously injured! Falls from ladders account for the greatest number of fatalities in height safety-related deaths. Half of the falls from less than 3 meters result in a fatality. Ladder brackets prevent slippage and movement, removing the need for a second person at the base of the ladder. In addition, ladder brackets allow workers to access a roof safely. Roof Access Hatches Roof access hatches allow easy access to the roof from the interior of the building. Especially useful on high buildings where ladder access can be difficult or even impossible! Of course, it is generally the safest way to access a roof and seriously reduces the risk of falling. They are usually found in non-residential buildings like hospitals, office buildings, warehouses and commercial centres. But they are also found in larger apartment buildings Ideally, a roof anchor point is placed within a meter of the access hatch, so workers can safely connect their harnesses before going out onto the roof. When must height safety systems be used? The Work Health & Safety legislation requires that employers provide a safe working environment. Therefore, as far as is practical, they must provide a safety system for all on the worksite. Australian WHS/OH&S regulations require that all height safety systems are inspected annually to ensure that everything is still in good working order. If done correctly, you will be issued a height safety certificate that is valid for 12 months. The technician must correct any problems found in the safety system before a certificate can be issued. It stands to reason that all safety equipment must be installed and certified by a fully-trained and qualified height safety technician. Working at heights can be a scary and dangerous task! If you or people who work for you will be working in high places, you need to take the utmost precaution! Don't put your life or the life of others in the hands of Google and DIYers! It only takes a second and a bad decision for someone to lose their life. Sydney Anchor Points is a family run business with more than 20 years of experience and services more than 12000 properties, both residential and strata-titled, in Sydney. So if you need a height safety system, talk to the best in Sydney! They offer a Sydney wide service for all types of properties and all kinds of roofs. Starting from their free quotation service, they will guide you through the whole process! They offer certification and annual re-certification, even on installations from third parties. So you don't forget to re-certify, they also provide a yearly reminder service so you can rest assured that your property will always be WHS/OH&S compliant! Don't waste any more time; contact them today, via phone or their website Sydney Anchor Points Address: 14/5-7 Prosperity Parade, Warriewood NSW 2102 Phone: (02) 8020 5777 Website: https://www.sydneyanchorpoints.com.au/