West Chester, PA, July 13, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- With road closures, labyrinth-like detours and highway gridlock expected during the upcoming Democratic National Convention (DNC), Philadelphia businesses are scrambling to figure out how to fill last-minute staffing needs when some workers are unable to show up.
Locally-based payroll and human resources administrator, PrimePay, LLC, recommends an automated time and attendance solution to reduce a business's reliance on on-call or just-in-time scheduling.
“A business that relies on on-call scheduling does so because of an unexpected staffing need,” said Larry Dickinson, product specialist in the Time and Labor Management Division of PrimePay.
“For example, the weekend in the ER is always busier than a Tuesday night. The hotel is going to be inundated when a convention or, in this case, the DNC is in town. Schedulers can staff and schedule for these planned events fairly easily.”
However, according to Dickinson, it is when the unanticipated does strike and the hotel or hospital does need to use on-call scheduling, the process is much more streamlined than in years past.
“What today’s scheduling software allows the ER staff to do is instantly message all available ER nursing personnel, letting them know that they need five more ER nurses stat,” he concluded.
While most local businesses are focusing on the impact the DNC will have on area residents and tourists, the Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) concentrates on the city’s furrier guests.
"The week of the DNC, we will most likely be making last minute staff changes, and we know we can rely on our PrimePay time clock solution to make it easy,” said Stacy Rouse, administrative specialist for ACCT Philly. “It’s perfect for our busy shelter as we are constantly assessing and adjusting our staffing needs, sometimes hours or minutes prior to shift changes.”
In addition to scheduling problems, loose timesheet controls and manual processes make companies vulnerable to payroll and overtime errors. These are the hidden costs of payroll, which are often overlooked. Other payroll-related expenses include timesheet fraud, labor law compliance audits, and in some cases, lawsuits.
To see if your business is losing money and may be vulnerable to problems like these visit http://primepay.com/resources/calculators/roi-calculator to try PrimePay’s free Time & Attendance ROI Calculator.
To learn more about PrimePay’s payroll and benefits administration services, or read more and labor management advice for small businesses from Larry Dickinson, visit www.PrimePay.com.
PrimePay is an employee management solutions provider offering a full range of integrated payroll and HR support services. Our goal is to take care of back-office tasks so business owners can get back to doing what they love. And we’ve being doing it since 1986. By delivering highly personalized payroll processing services, benefits administration and ensuring compliance for all clients, we’ve been able to expand our presence nationwide. Emphasizing the talents of more than 500 employees, PrimePay holds the principles of serving its clients to the highest of standards. For more on PrimePay, visit www.PrimePay.com.