Pretty much any article with “expert advice” on selecting a Time and Attendance System says your first step is to determine your needs. They are wrong! How can someone do a good job of determining their needs until they know what these systems can and can’t offer? They can’t. You need to improve your attendance management system IQ first before you can determine your needs. TimeandAttendanceCompare.com and blog.TimeandAttendanceCompare.com offer a comprehensive list of free tools and features to assist with this exact step and each additional step of selecting an employee management system. In my opinion, I am certain there is no more comprehensive source anywhere on Time and Attendance software applications than TimeandAttendanceCompare.com. I’ve looked, a lot; if you know of a more comprehensive source, please let me know what it is.
I frequently encounter employee management system professionals who are just starting the process of research on a Time and Attendance system and have no idea where to start. These are individuals who most likely have not been through the process before and may not have used a time and attendance or even an employee management system before. Before creating TimeandAttendanceCompare.com and working full time on this project, I designed and sold employee management systems for 20 years so over that time frame I saw the same challenges. My recommendation then, and now, is to improve your employee management system IQ first.
My tips for increasing your employee managemenet system IQ.
Download our Time Tracking Software Buyers Guide – With the guide, I created a ten step game plan for those just starting their Time and Attendance software selection process. The very first step covers increasing your employee management system IQ and provides a summary of the capabilities and options of today’s leading Time and Attendance software applications.
Read through the employee attendance tracking Articles on TimeandAttendanceCompare.com – We have a growing library of articles on TimeandAttendanceCompare.com designed to help you improve your employee management system IQ. These articles range in topic from selecting Time and Attendance Systems, cost justification, and tips for implementing these systems. Our vendors have also included a large number of helpful white papers. Let us know if there are specific topics you would like us to cover in future articles.
Review Pre-Recorded Demos - I would not expect anyone to make a decision on a system purely based on a pre-recorded or canned demo but they can be very helpful in quickly seeing what these types of systems are or are not capable of. A increasing number of the vendors currently listed on TimeandAttendanceCompare.com offer pre-recorded demos which you can view directly on the site. Take a look at four or five systems to further increase your employee management system IQ.
Complete our Time Attendance Software selection tool – To create the list of options and features showcased in our Time and Attendance Software selection tool, we worked with the industry’s leading Time and Attendance Software providers to build a comprehensive list of what these systems are capable of. I am not sure if you will find a more complete list anywhere. When you are ready to select a short list of vendors, this tool will provide outstanding benefits. Upon completing the survey, the user is presented with a scored list of the vendors that provide the closest match to their needs.
Now you are ready to determine your needs and to pick a short list of vendors matching those needs. The following article may prove helpful for this next step. What does Determine your needs mean?
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