Nearly 25 years ago I spent most of my summers working construction building family homes. Back then if you didn’t have your hammer with you at all times you were likely to get the evil eye from the boss when something needed to be nailed in while he was standing there holding the board in place. Solid structures were built with a hammer and nails. But how things have changed. Watching one of my favorite shows, This Old House on PBS, you rarely see a hammer these days. Everyone uses a nail gun. Which is a no brainier. It’s less work, less chance for error and a whole lot faster for sure. The saying goes work smarter, not harder.
That saying really applies to all industries and technology is really changing things. In the staffing industry it’s surprising the amount of companies that still use, paper or PDF timesheets. Many still use Excel for compiling all the time for payroll and billing. In today’s web based, cloud data sharing world, the process of collecting and managing employee time offline is really costly, error prone and time consuming. It’s time to consider: Am I working harder than I have to? Why couldn’t my employees enter their own time and the client or one of my managers could just approve it? Why can’t I just export all this collected time for payroll and for invoicing? The good new is you can!
If you’re going to work hard, have it be on things that generate revenue. Not on things that consume valuable resources. Employee timesheets doesn’t have to be and shouldn’t be a laborious process with the right web based employee timesheet solution.
Work smarter, not harder. Words to live by.