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How to save time and money with workforce scheduling

In this article, you will learn what’s important in workforce scheduling: The challenges of workforce scheduling Solutions for optimizing workforce scheduling Time and cost savings through optimization of staff scheduling The challenges of workforce scheduling Workforce planning is the challenge for companies of all sizes. Getting the right people to the right place at the right time can be an immense logistical task. While manual plans are often associated with high costs and inefficient operations, automated plans can solve these problems. Automated workforce scheduling software creates schedules based on hourly and staffing targets, saving companies time and money. Solutions for optimizing workforce scheduling Many companies are still struggling with inefficient workflows and inadequate workforce planning. However, it is precisely here that many processes can be optimized with the right tools and solutions and thus time and cost savings can be achieved. But which solution is right for my company? In

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Can the works council demand the introduction of working time recording?

A ruling by the Hamm Regional Labor Court (7 TaBV 79/20) caused a stir in July 2021: In this ruling, the works council was granted the right to demand that the employer introduce an electronic time recording system for all employees. But what is so groundbreakingly new about this ruling? A look at the Works Constitution Act (BetrVG) shows that the works council in companies under Sec. 80 para. 1 No. 1 of the Works Council Constitution Act (BetrVG) to ensure that the laws and regulations applicable for the benefit of employees are implemented. These include, among others, the requirements of the Working Hours Act (ArbZG). In this context, employers shall, pursuant to Sec. 80 para. 2 BetrVG, the documents required for this purpose, i.e. in this specific case the working time records, must be made available to the works council. Here, for example, the question is whether the legal

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Why working time flexibilization will remain a challenge in the future

Two months after the federal election, the leaders of the SPD, FDP and Greens yesterday presented the coalition agreement of the so-called traffic light coalition. This sets out the plans of the three parties for the next four years at the federal level. Particularly with regard to the topic of new working environments and new work, all the parties involved in the federal election campaign had emphasized that the legal framework would have to take account of the new realities in the future. After the presentation of the paper, however, it is clear that there is no scope for end-to-end flexibilization in the future either. The paper states: “Within the framework of a temporary regulation with an evaluation clause to be concluded in 2022, we will make it possible for employees to organize their working hours more flexibly within the framework of collective agreements under certain conditions and within deadlines

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When will the ECJ ruling make the recording of working hours mandatory?

In this article you will learn about the effects of the BMAS draft law, the BAG ruling and the ECJ ruling on working time recording: Content April 2023: The draft bill of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs In light of the decisions of the ECJ (judgment of 14.05.2019) and the Federal Labor Court (13.09.2022, Ref. 1 ABR 22/21), the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) presented a draft amendment to the Working Hours Act in April 2023. In particular, this should regulate the already mandatory recording of working hours in more detail. https://youtu.be/0bWLRjomXtc What exactly are employers supposed to document in future according to the government draft? Section 16 (2) ArbZG-E states: “The employer is obliged to electronically record the start, end and duration of the employee’s daily working time on the day the work is performed.” This means that employers remain responsible for the

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Why manual time recording in Excel causes costs

Personnel documents are still stowed away in cabinets, vacation requests are filled out and processed on paper, and working hours are documented on paper or in Excel. This is a tremendously tough and, above all, time-consuming matter that involves a huge amount of administrative work. Labor is needlessly wasted on repetitive, unnecessary, and non-value-added activities. And this despite the fact that flexible software solutions already enable automation of these processes. Recording of working time? Let’s do it in Excel for free! The documentation of hours worked in the spreadsheet is supposedly quick to do. But a closer look reveals that the supposedly cost-effective solution can quickly become a cost factor. Often neglected aspects are Effort of manual recording Rounding by the employees as well as post calculation in the back office In total, numerous minutes of work quickly add up, which, for example, with an imputed hourly rate of 40.00

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