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 neighbors and friends 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 establish a simple website which began attracting customers 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 keen 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 efficient in her business and personal life.
Workforce Management Was a Time-Consuming Burden
The HR tasks, however, were eating too much of her time. Creating employee schedules that everyone could live with, correcting time cards with missing punches, tracking accruals, and staying compliant with DOL regulations, occupied far too many hours of her busy workweek.
Because she had become skilled at using inventory management and CRM systems, she started searching for a Workforce Management solution tailored to manufacturers that would solve her HR trouble in a similar fashion.
Solution — WorkforceHUB
After an afternoon of online research, she scheduled a demo of WorkforceHUB. WorkforceHUB provides streamlined scheduling with TimeSimplicity, and a robust suite of integrated cloud-based tools that include time and attendance tracking (TimeWorksPlus), with mobile functionality.
No Steep Learning Curve for Implementation
When she saw how easy it was to use, she knew she could learn it quickly and was happy to get it up and running. Simple HR process automation would have made a sea change in her organization, but WorkforceHUB goes beyond basic automation. Customizable settings created specifically for medium-sized manufacturing facilities allowed her to tweak the system with precision to reap the maximum value.
WorkforceHUB includes TimeSimplicity which offers automated 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
- Create schedules with drag-and-drop simplicity
- Customizable job codes make sure the right employees are scheduled at the right times
- System automation finds eligible associates to cover open shifts
- Customized system warnings reduce over-staffing and unplanned overtime
- Complete mobile coordination for staff members and management
- Employee Self Service enables staff to manage their time cards, post shift requests, and monitor PTO accruals
- Creates and maintains audit-ready records
- Integrates seamlessly with payroll processing services
Less Confusion, Happier Employees
When it comes to filling unexpected coverage gaps due to schedule changes, the team no longer goes into panic mode; staff members can enter their availability to pick up hours, and swapping shifts between employees is as simple as trading cards. The owner and manager only need to confirm swaps for stress-free schedule modifications.
WorkforceHUB easily handles the involved scheduling logistics of manufacturing facilities that run 24/7. We would love to show you what it can do for your business. Call 888-111-2222 to request a demo today.
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WorkforceHUB includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, and TimeWorksMobile. WorkforceHUB is established for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and reduce labor costs.
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