Not all overtime is bad. Effective use of planned overtime can help meet flexible production needs or peaks in demand and boost employment engagement.
Without a means of understanding how to effectively use overtime or track overtime trends, managers can be flying blind in knowing if particular overtime is warranted. This can lead to overstaffing and unnecessary costs if overtime isn’t needed or unmet production demand if overtime isn’t approved.
How can managers know if approving overtime is the right decision? This article offers key information that can help managers make informed decisions about overtime:
- Which five questions should you ask to identify overtime patterns and trends to see if overtime is helping or hurting your operations and costs?
- How can working too much overtime affect employee health, including increasing employee risk of cardiovascular disease?
- What strategies can you use to limit unplanned overtime?
- How can automating time and attendance and scheduling help determine appropriate overtime?
- How can automated scheduling and insight into reasons for overtime assignments reduce unnecessary overtime and cut the time needed to manage and control it?
Download this informative article to learn how an automated Kronos® solution that aligns staffing and scheduling with demand can prevent unnecessary overtime and support planned overtime that controls labor costs and increases employee engagement.
“Kronos allows managers to see when employees are approaching overtime so they can adjust it to control costs.”
Stacey Crockett, ERP and Database Administrator