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These 7 Things Will Help Your Organization Return to Work with Confidence

Returning to Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly sent out a shockwave, causing many organizations to uproot their daily routines and adjust to this new world we live in. Navigating in these times of uncertainty has not been easy for most, leaving many to wonder what the future holds for their employees and their business. While the stay-at-home orders have begun to expire and the dust has seemed to start settling, there are still several factors to consider before most organizations are able to open their doors and welcome employees back to work on-site. 

Thankfully no one is emerging from this pandemic alone, and here at Kronos, we want to ensure that we are providing as much support as possible for a smooth transition as your organization gets things back up and running. Below are seven video snippets in which you will hear from our experts as they discuss tips and tricks, give tutorials, and offer expert advice to ensure you are getting the most out of your Workforce Dimensions™ or Workforce Central® solution.  

 

Contactless Punching Options

Concerned about the spread of germs? Our timeclocks support a variety of badge and card technologies. Discover the options available to reduce employee contact with your organization’s time clocks. Plus, learn how to properly clean and sanitize your clock without damaging the device. 

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Leveraging Location Features

Using shared devices is currently a huge concern for most organizations. Mobile devices can reduce the risk of contamination, and they are safe and convenient for you and your employees. This video covers the available location features that give your employees the freedom to safely punch in and out using their own device but also give you peace of mind knowing that your employees are following organization standards.  

Attestation Best Practices

Leveraging attestation functionality can be a critical step forward when it comes to reopening. This functionality gives employers the ability to ask employees timely questions before punching in to their shift. For example, you can ask employees whether they have been feeling well today and, depending on the answer, you can disapprove the punch in or notify a manager instantaneously. Attestation engages your workforce to participate in maintaining the safety and well-being of your entire organization. See a quick walkthrough of a simple use case to familiarize yourself with this impressive functionality.

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Employee Contact Tracing Tool

Did you know you can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout your organization by using the data you already have? Welcome to the employee contact tracing tool. If you have been notified that one of your employees has contracted or been exposed to the virus, you must notify everyone within your organization who may have been in contact with this specific employee. This tool can help you identify those employees at risk before things get out of hand. 

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Managing Sick Time in Workforce Dimensions or Workforce Central 

Track sick time, use the magic of pay codes, and leverage accruals, all while respecting employee privacy. We will dive into the application for a quick tutorial to get you started on the right track.

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Technology Partner Solutions

Discover available partner solutions you can leverage to help you navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep your employees safe and your organization running smoothly with the latest technology.

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Things to Consider

Though we are all eager to be up and running, before doing so, you need to think of the most important aspect of your workforce: the safety of your employees. It is of the utmost importance that your employees feel confident that all safety measures have been taken to protect them when returning to work. Continually reassuring your employees of all the precautions that are being taken is vital to your organization’s success. We recommend: 

  • Constant communication — it is critical  
  • Sharing safety measures
  • Listing efforts being taken to minimize risk 
  • Seeking employee feedback and input

While we know we are not out of the woods yet, we can all be confident that we are doing everything in our power to keep the wheels rolling and ensure safety by taking the proper precautions. By the end of all of this, we hope that everyone can emerge stronger and ready to tackle any challenge to come. 

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