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ISS rises to the challenge of effective HR management Time and attendance system improves efficiency and productivity

ISS rises to the challenge of effective HR management Time and attendance system improves... Purpose – this paper aims to describe how UK facility‐services company ISS has improved its human resource management and client service using a new time and attendance management system. Design/methodology/approach – The paper outlines the particular HR management challenges facing ISS – which has more than 42,000 employees, working for a wide range of geographically dispersed clients, often to different service‐level agreements, on tasks that range from office cleaning to catering, from pest control to internal‐mail delivery, and from building and grounds maintenance to staffing the help desk – and how the new time and attendance system is helping to overcome them. Findings – The paper reveals that productivity has improved since ISS implemented the system. The company now has more accurate records of employees' working hours and so can manage its labor budget more effectively. Practical implications – The paper advances the view that, with improved management information, ISS can deliver an enhanced service by demonstrating precisely where its employees have been and what they have done. Originality/value – The paper highlights other benefits from the system, including monitoring conformance with health and safety regulations, visa and other requirements. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

ISS rises to the challenge of effective HR management Time and attendance system improves efficiency and productivity

Human Resource Management International Digest , Volume 16 (2): 2 – Mar 21, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/09670730810860735
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Abstract

Purpose – this paper aims to describe how UK facility‐services company ISS has improved its human resource management and client service using a new time and attendance management system. Design/methodology/approach – The paper outlines the particular HR management challenges facing ISS – which has more than 42,000 employees, working for a wide range of geographically dispersed clients, often to different service‐level agreements, on tasks that range from office cleaning to catering, from pest control to internal‐mail delivery, and from building and grounds maintenance to staffing the help desk – and how the new time and attendance system is helping to overcome them. Findings – The paper reveals that productivity has improved since ISS implemented the system. The company now has more accurate records of employees' working hours and so can manage its labor budget more effectively. Practical implications – The paper advances the view that, with improved management information, ISS can deliver an enhanced service by demonstrating precisely where its employees have been and what they have done. Originality/value – The paper highlights other benefits from the system, including monitoring conformance with health and safety regulations, visa and other requirements.

Journal

Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 21, 2008

Keywords: Attendance; Skills reviews; Health and safety requirements; Facilities; Service operations; United Kingdom

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