Let’s be honest – there’s nothing more frustrating than a slow computer. You’re in a hurry to get your reports typed and your emails sent and they just – won’t – load. Is it a virus? You better hope not or the IT department will be after you. It’s very likely that your sluggish computer needs to be cleaned out. The more unnecessary and scattered files you have on your computer the more memory being used, and thus the slower your computer will run. An uncooperative computer is going to have an adverse effect on your productivity and as a result, your company productivity. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to fix this common workplace issue:
- Sort through old files and either remove to an external drive or delete them altogether.
- Defragment your computer’s hard drive.
- Store all files directly to the cloud – a practice which is becoming commonplace.
Workforce optimisation involves a lot more than sorting through your computer every once in a while. In fact, to truly optimise your company and maximise potential return you should consider investing in a workforce management system. A workforce management system allows you to track all aspects of your business. One of the biggest costs to a business today is labour optimisation; managing time and attendance, scheduling & rostering and absence management.
Identifying and recognising the needs of your business or the area to be addressed will help you select the right workplace management system. It is also important to consider your employees and colleagues. A new workplace management system will take a while to get used to, and will require buy in from your entire team.
It’s also important to ensure that your new workplace management system integrates with any current applications running in your company. If you have already implemented a HR or payroll system, make sure that your chosen workplace management system will work with them.
Investing in workplace management solutions for time and attendance, eRostering and workplace access is a big step for any business. Before you make a decision, do your research! Read our free and impartial whitepaper on ‘Selecting a Workforce Management System’ for some tips and advice before you buy. You can read our whitepaper here.