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4 answers to common questions about biometric fingerprint scanners

Question 1 is always, ‘Does this thing store my fingerprint?’ The biometric fingerprint scanners we install as an optional addition to ZuusTime do not store an image of the fingerprint. So your staff never need to worry that someone will be able to use a fingerprint image to impersonate them.

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Zuus delivers high resolution labor reporting straight into NetSuite

 

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The hidden cost of open source scheduling software

For some business purposes open source software makes a lot of sense, but open source scheduling software does not and will cost your business money instead of saving you money. We've got a lot of experience with open source software here at Zuus Workforce. As a CEO, I can give you a pretty clear line in the sand for when to consider open source software and when not to. If the users of the software have a three year computer science/software development degree or similar, then for their workflows using open source software makes a lot of sense. There are many open source development tools that are incredibly effective - in fact some of them are best of breed and by utilising them you can keep the costs of your end product down. Our customers have realised considerable software cost savings from our use of open source development tools.

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The opportunity cost of using Excel to schedule staff versus using a specifically designed work schedule app

Did you know that we uncovered in a recent phone survey that more than 70% of businesses are still using Excel to do their schedule!? And it is taking them 1-2 hours to do a staff schedule that gets changed a lot up until the last minute and it doesn’t meet targets. You’ve probably seen or worked in a business where the schedule was put together in Excel.

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The merits of digital fingerprint scanner based time and attendance

A lot of businesses just run simple time books. Let’s look at a fictional staff member, Tommy. Let’s imagine Tommy is sitting down filling out his time book at the end of a long shift. He’s tired, looking forward to going home and filling out his timebook is a chore. He thinks to himself, “Gee, did I start at 7am or 7:30am today? Must have been 7am I’m sure of it. Besides, even if it wasn’t, I worked hard today, so I’m sure it’s ok to have an extra 30 minutes. I’m sure they won’t mind.” How often do you think this is happening in your business?

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Shift Planning with Zuus Workforce

When I’m chatting with customers and training new people, managers often mention how much information goes into writing a schedule. They have to take into account a dizzying array of data to punch out a decent roster of staff for the week, let alone a polished and efficient schedule! Without Zuus, often the business owner or franchisee ends up doing the scheduling for their entire business, because it is just too complicated to delegate. No wonder planning shifts takes hours!

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10-step checklist to improve your workforce management

Here we've distilled over 30 years' experience improving workforce management practices down into 10 easy checklist items just for you. As a group here at Zuus, we've worked with thousands of people in organisations like big split-ownership franchised organisations right down to single-unit operators to get results by improving their workforce management processes.

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The #1 biggest problem with scheduling

The biggest problem customers face with scheduling is matching shifts to customer demand

Our customers often tell us that when shifts don't start and finish at set times and must closely meet sales demand, their managers struggle to balance cost against staffing needs. In addition, the staff expect flexible working conditions and they change their availability regularly. Often with excel spreadsheets or worse, handwritten rosters, our customers' distributed office set up can result in data redundancy and lack of management control, which means labour costs can blow out often and with little warning.

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