Flexibility, independence of time and place, as well as digital tools are no longer just "nice to have", but decisive success factors. In our privately lives too, we stream movies in real time or communicate with our smartphones worldwide. So why should we stick with manual HR processes? This trend has already been clearly identified. According to a recent study, half of all IT departments in Germany are already driving the digital employee experience forward.
The option of swapping shifts or duties independently, spontaneously and without much effort creates personal flexibility and enhances work-life balance tremendously. Holiday planning is just as important as scheduling working times. Employees value a transparent working time account. Any time, any place. Because holiday planning doesn't happen in the office, it happens with the family.
Dr. Oliver Krone-Franken
We wanted to get our deskless workers more involved in the organization of working time. We have achieved this with our Staff Center Workplaces. We've reduced administrative overhead and, more decisively for us, increased motivation on the shop floor.
Integrate your workforce in duty scheduling. After all, self-determination and participation in the organization of working time are vital elements for a positive employee experience. The ideal means of achieving this are preferred duty plans, shift exchange platforms or the possibility of digitally submitting preferences for working hours.
Elevate transparency across the company. Not only employees benefit from modern self services, but also management. Managers can easily and quickly process requests, view employees' working time balances, view duty plans or announce schedule changes. Meaningful reports create a sound decision-making foundation. Simply at the touch of a button.
The world is becoming faster, more mobile and more flexible. Smartphones and apps have become an integral part of everyday life. So why not bring HR processes to where everyone can actively access them – on their mobile devices. Things could hardly be more flexible. At home, on the train, from anywhere in the world.