What happens when employees don’t clock in to work? Now, what happens when doctors don’t clock in to work?
Employee absenteeism can be a huge loss for any organization, especially in hospitals where workers are mission-critical and in-patient healthcare facilities require around-the-clock human supervision. The need for effective time management cannot be overemphasized as everything in the hospital is time sensitive. A second delay by an on-call doctor or front-line nurse can have a colossal effect on patient care and become costly to overall healthcare. Any more delay would mean that already tired healthcare providers that should be clocking out of their shifts would have to endure increased workload, which would cause them to burn out, and not only is this bad for the patients, burnout can lead to more absenteeism in the hospital that already suffer workforce shortages.
Yes, effective time management is needed in hospitals, however keep in mind that effective time management is also very complex. This is because healthcare professionals often do not work a normal eight-hour shift or a consistent schedule. Without careful scheduling management, the mistake of scheduling more people than necessary is very likely which would increase operating costs and eventually capsize labor budgets. Even more, having to meet the demands of the complex scheduling, if done manually, would take its toll on the responsible party and eat into time that should be spent on other tasks.
Code Red! A time and attendance solution is needed, stat!
Clocking in systems for hospitals will allow management easily supervise time and attendance of on-call health providers and contingent workforce to know who resumes at work, when and where. It gives the management team insights into staff attendance behaviors to help make better decisions on policies and costs. Attendance software goes beyond supervision to automating the way schedules are created, to ensure that labor demands of each shift are met without going over payroll hours.
Clock systems for hospitals that will address the complexities of the healthcare workforce must have these important capabilities:
Meet iClocker, a mobile clock in software that enables HR executives and business owners to track the time and attendance of their staff in real-time, from anywhere in the world. With iClocker, on-call healthcare providers and contingent workforce can easily clock in and out from any location using their Android smartphones. Whey they do, the facial recognition system of the app instantly verifies the employee’s details, a liveliness detector proves that such employee is taking a real-time picture, a geotagging service pinpoints the exact location of the employee flagging it as wrong or right, and finally the admin gets instant real-time reports of clock in/out times and locations of every employee all centralized in one suite. All of these happen in no time at all and at the touch of a single button.
Now, that is complexity simplified by user-friendly technology which you can get for FREE here.