Jamie Fitzsimons, Marketing Manager at Mitrefinch Australia advises organisations to establish an effective means of measuring and monitoring employee attendance and overtime, particularly across the public sector, which is under constant pressure to manage wage bills more effectively.
Queensland Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis has raised concerns over ‘unacceptable’ levels of sick leave, overtime and workers compensation amongst prison officers, with overtime and personal leave costing the state close to $35m last year.
Mitrefinch Australia is currently assisting a number of Government and state agencies with their absence and attendance reporting needs, arming them with the information they need to optimise their workforce and eliminate costly overtime and contract labour. Department heads and managers can use this information to quickly track absenteeism, lost working time and patterns across multiple departments or teams.
Mitrefinch’s automated time and attendance system is a powerful workforce management tool designed to accurately analyse employee attendance information and the associated costs.
By monitoring and recording unplanned absences and leave, a time and attendance system can generate a complete absence profile for an individual employee, group of employees, or department for further analysis. This tracking also helps to identify the impact of absenteeism on the organisation's overall productivity.
In-built employee scheduling and rostering capabilities can help alleviate the problems associated with unplanned absence, while assisting management to plan work schedules according to available resources, skill sets, and pre-defined budgets.
Mitrefinch Australia offers a comprehensive range of absence management, attendance recording and time tracking solutions.