HFX Time & Attendance system supports expansion of client services for C&D Cleaning Group

HFX’s SaaS Cloud workforce management solution selected by cleaning services company to manage staff hours and meet client business requirements at over 50 different sites.

HFX Time & Attendance system supports expansion of client services for C&D Cleaning Group

HFX, the market leading provider of SaaS Cloud Workforce Management Solutions, has announced that C&D Cleaning Group has chosen its Imperago cloud Time & Attendance (T&A), 3D Rostering and Employee Self-Service solution to manage staff attendance and absence at over 50 different client sites. Established 30 years ago, C&D Cleaning Group selected HFX’s solution to manage 90 staff, including those working at its client premises in sectors covering construction, property, schools and healthcare. Using HFX’s solution has provided more accurate time records which has helped to streamline its HR and payroll processes.

C&D Cleaning Group employees clock in and out at client sites using standalone biometric fingerprint scanners, which have been designed to have minimal impact on the client’s premises. Capturing workforce hours in this way removes the possibility of identity fraud, and ensures that C&D Cleaning Group is able to keep track of staff attendance and absence, providing back-up cleaners if required to ensure continuity of service. Following the success of the system, C&D Cleaning Group intends to roll out the terminals to all new clients where they provide on-site staff. 

Tracy Hudson, General Manager at C&D Cleaning Group said; “HFX’s SaaS Cloud workforce management solutions enable us to manage our staff at client sites with minimal disruption, yet maximum benefit to our customers. After consultation with the HFX team we were delighted with the terminals, which are modern and discreet and use the latest biometric technology.

“It is a much more efficient way for our staff to clock in and out, resulting in fewer errors and is completely transparent. Staff have welcomed the terminals and our clients are impressed with the professional, innovative way that we manage our workforce on their sites.”

Using the self-service feature, staff can also view their attendance, absence and holiday data remotely, helping them to keep track of their working hours and pay.

The 3D rostering capability enables C&D Cleaning Group to plan and manage ad-hoc requests for staff time, activities, duties and location, related to each client or contract. Staff can be allocated to rosters according to client site requirements, including business hours, location and size of building. Up to the minute attendance data enables plans to be easily adapted to changing requirements or staffing levels and ensures that C&D Cleaning Group meets client needs cost efficiently.

Nicola Smart, COO at HFX commented: “Deploying a Time & Attendance solution can result in more accurate workforce scheduling in a dynamic service environment. HFX workforce management systems are ideal for companies like C&D Cleaning Group – they can automate time monitoring to help ensure that schedules address working time compliance issues, monitor staff well being and help to meet the demand for staff while maintaining service standards.”

HFX partners with Cezanne HR to offer Time & Attendance and Rostering to broaden Cezanne’s full HR employee lifecycle management solution

HFX partners with Cezanne HR to offer Time & Attendance and Rostering to broaden Cezanne’s full HR employee lifecycle management solution

Cloud-based workforce management solutions support HR teams with end-to-end systems to streamline recruitment, attendance and performance management efficiently.

HFX, the market leading provider of Cloud SaaS Workforce Management Solutions, has announced a new partnership with Cezanne HR, the UK’s primary provider of flexible Cloud HR systems for mid-sized UK & international organisations. HFX’s workforce management solutions connect seamlessly with Cezanne HR’s software and provides a modern, secure cloud HR management offering that covers the full employee lifecycle. The partnership will enable the two companies to provide organisations with fully integrated systems that streamline core HR, recruitment, time & attendance, absence and performance management and career planning activities.

HFX’s generation of workforce management solutions can be configured to meet exact requirements, to support unlimited numbers of work patterns and can be integrated with all major HR and payroll systems. Cloud-based, they provide the flexibility and features to support both small and large organisations, and are quick to deploy and easy to manage, reducing the costs of a complex IT infrastructure.

Jo Hill, Director at Cezanne HR said; “At Cezanne HR our aim is provide the very best HR system and services and HFX’s pedigree and experience is the perfect complement. Their proven history of developing innovative workforce management systems that integrate with other core HR systems enables us together to provide companies with a complete, seamless end-to-end solution to manage the employee lifecycle.”

Nicola Smart, COO at HFX commented: “The HR department today is an integral and strategic part of any organisation. Whether in a large or small organisation, HR is responsible for ensuring the business has the correct number of staff with the right skills and that employees are happy and safe at work. Working together, HFX and Cezanne HR support HR departments to manage their workforce to meet business demand efficiently and ensure accurate employee compensation and wellbeing.

“Together our solutions enable the automation of key HR processes and integration of performance, attendance and absence data, which enables HR teams to focus on strategic issues, from efficient roster scheduling to meet business needs to career and succession planning.”

HFX’s workforce management solutions include Time & Attendance, 3D Rostering, Flexitime, Workforce Optimisation, Access Control, Visitor Registration with clocking both via wall/door mounted devices and via PC, laptop or mobile app. Cezanne HR’s online service includes integrated modules for core HR, recruitment, onboarding, absence and performance management, career and succession planning.

Steroid Returns on Investments

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories about the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

Steroid Returns on Investments

A Time & Attendance system will pay for itself within 12 months although six months is more likely in our experience, and in some cases as quick as six weeks.

Our favourite is a depot where all overtime was eliminated instantly. How? Well previously no-one at the isolated depot turned up to work Monday to Friday, with the supervisor (who was in on the game) reporting a backlog of workload and the need for the team to work weekends (on overtime of course). With the implementation of Biometric Time & Attendance the game was over and normal working resumed and costs plummeted.

The Deck of Cards

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories of the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

The joker in this pack is lateness. What do you do when you’ve been reprimanded for lateness several times and are about to score a hat-trick? We discover the answer every time we service a card machine when dozens of cards drop down the back of the device. Of course, you pretend to swipe in but really slip the card behind the machine and tell the supervisor that your card is “lost” and that you arrived on time for work today…

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July 21st, 1969 02:56 UTC – Man First Walked on the Moon

On July 21st, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. 50 years on as we celebrate their milestone achievement in aeronautics, and our companies inspiration of space and time, HFX looks back at some of the technological developments that followed this historic feat.

  1. DNA testing – scientists began sequencing DNA molecules in the late 1970’s. by 2003 all DNA sequencing was completed.
  2. Electric Car – although electric cars have been around since the 1920’s, it wasn’t until 2008 when tesla revealed their first model that an electric car that did not have significant obstacles for production or sales.
  3. Fibre optics – from the 1970’s the quality of optical fibres improved enough to allow is use in communication appliances, quickly becoming the preferred choice for telecommunication and networking.
  4. Laparoscopy (non-invasive laser and robotic surgery) – the first minimally invasive surgery was carried out in 1987, while in the 1980’s lasers were discovered to be able to cut organ tissue. These developments helped make surgery more precise and safer.
  5. Photovoltaic solar energy – developments in photovoltaic solar energy in response to the oil embargo and energy crisis in the 1970’s has led to commercial solar power plants as well as individuals having the ability to heat their own houses and buildings.
  6. IEEE 802.16 – antenna which can transmit internet access up to a 30-mile radius at speeds comparable to DSL and cable broadband.
  7. Mobile Phones – 1983 Motorola introduced the first widely available handheld cell phone.
  8. GPS – in 1978, the first satellite in the modern Navstar Global Positioning System, GPS, was launched. In 2000 President Clinton granted non-military users access to an unscrambles GPS signal.
  9. Cloud Computing – a term first mentioned in 1996 in a Compaq document has been in existence since 2000 whereby Apple, Google and NASA have all had interpretations. Cloud Computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computer power without a direct active management by the user.  At HFX this particular development now enables us to offer a fully SaaS workforce management solution, whereby we have the capability to provide customers the use of our applications on a cloud infrastructure.

In an age where technology is ever developing, not only with new applications and development of existing technology, it is unfathomable to think that while brave astronauts were walking on the moon, back on earth DNA mapping hadn’t started, electric cars becoming part of the normal motor vehicle landscape was a wish and you still had to wait 13 years before mobile phones were to become widely available. With progressive technology it’s important to recognise how far developments have come to progress further. For without developments of the past you would not now have the latest developments from cloud-based software to technology that’s yet to be developed.

As we celebrate those who ventured into the unknown, we must recognise those behind the front line, the developers and engineers who made the Apollo 11 mission a success. Without those who had not contributed their part with forward thinking, technology and software would not be where it is now.   

To find out more about our workforce management solutions visit:  www.hfx.co.uk 

HFX closes first quarter with nearly £1m new business as retail sector invests in workforce management solutions

HFX achieves record £1million sales for Q1 2019

Flamingo Flowers, Blue Diamond Garden Centres and DX Network Services benefit from seamless and efficient workforce management with HFX’s cloud time and attendance and rostering solutions 

HFX, one of the UK’s leading developers of cloud-based workforce management solutions, has announced a record first quarter, with nearly £1m sales to new clients in the retail sector, including Flamingo Flowers, Blue Diamond Garden centres and DX Network Services, the delivery company. All three organisations have selected HFX‘s cloud Time and Attendance (T&A), as well as its Rostering and Cost Management solution, to manage large numbers of employees working across multiple locations. 

Flamingo Flowers, a supplier of flowers and vegetables to leading supermarket chains including Tesco and Sainsbury’s, has selected HFX’s solution to manage 1700 employees across its five UK locations and headquarters in Stevenage. 

DX Network Services, the parcels delivery specialist for the legal profession and passport office, has over 4000 employees across 70 UK sites, while Blue Diamond has 30 garden centres. They have also selected secure biometric fingerprint terminals to manage access control as part of the HFX’s integrated Time and Attendance solution. 

All three companies have invested in HFX’s Rostering, Budgeting and Cost Management solution to create and track cost-efficient rotas for staff, both to meet seasonal demands and to ensure compliance with working hours regulation and staff wellbeing.

Nicola Smart, COO at HFX said; “We have seen a massive increased demand for our cloud workforce management solutions. Cloud technology is accelerating the move away from large scale, monolithic enterprise suites to ‘Best in Class’ applications that provide ‘plug and play’ capabilities enabling organisations to put together a solution that meets their own individual requirements with ease.

“Our Rostering and Budgeting solutions reflect the New World of Work – companies can capture multi-dimensional attendance data in many different ways – by time, location, activity and cost centre. Having this information at their fingertips enables companies to plan resources and have the right staff working at the location, at the right time, to deliver their services or meet production targets profitably while ensuring staff wellbeing at the same time.”