stay in the business with mobile apps during working from home

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jakarta has been implementing large-scale social
restrictions since April 10th, 2020. Through Governor Regulation no. 33 of 2020, the points
of restrictions are thoroughly explained. It regulates the citizens’ movements from basic
private vehicle usage to mass transportation. It also restricts the activities of the citizens,
where people are not allowed to gather with more than 5 individuals. It also forces people to
make a physical distance of approximately 1-2 meters with each other in public space.

To the business side, only 8 industrial sectors that are allowed to still operate, such as
health; energy; food and beverage; communication service and media; finance and banking
(includes: stock exchange); logistics and distribution service; daily needs retail; also strategic
industries. This regulation is imposed to flatten “the curve”. It is known as dynamic statistical
data where the number of people who get infected is below the number of healthcare
facilities that can accommodate the number of patients.

It may vary in every country or region depends on the population density and movement, healthcare facilities as well as
doctors. This has been a target to be reached in order to save human lives and economic
state at one throw by the central and provincial governments.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

So how does this policy influence economic activities since business involves people in
every way? As it turns out, by the time it is published, 76 companies in Jakarta have been
forcibly closed due to their violation of the aforementioned Governor Regulation. This means
that many business activities may have to halt their operations temporarily but still have to
pay for the employees’ wages and other budgets. If the company failed to do, it might have
to file for bankruptcy, which we know for sure that no one wants to lose their business.

How do we stay in business? How do we stay operating under large-scale social restrictions?
Fortunately, there is still another option that a company can surely take to save its business.
It is what has been trending now called Work From Home. It is where we keep our co-
workers to stay at home while still doing their job remotely that way the company can still
operate even under the current circumstances.

If your business hasn’t started doing it, you may wonder how does it work? How do we keep
moving while the employees are forced to stay at home? How do we run our business during
this working from the home situation? But if your business has started it, you may also have
a trust issue or doubt on how this thing may actually work or not. How do we make sure that
our business stays on track? And this is where Mobile Attendance Application is coming very
handy!

WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

The Elabram Group launched a mobile attendance application called Workforce
Management Systems (WMS). Some of its key features have been designed to manage
employee administration issues. Since the employees are the best assets of the company,
managing them is substantially important.

Thus, managing our co-workers and tracking their productivity while they are out of the office is definitely a challenge for every company. Therefore, WMS which can be installed in every smartphone of the employee can mitigate
this issue.

Then, it comes to these questions: How does WMS work? What is so promising about this
mobile app? What are the features? As it turns out, it has the ability to track the productivity
of the employees, provide flexibility and accuracy, as well as serve transparency. Here is
how the mobile app does the job:

 

MAINTAINING PRODUCTIVITY

One of the crucial elements in actualizing an effective remote working is to maintain
productivity. However, a challenge is not being in the office 5 days a week and still
stick with the daily tasks. Through the app, a supervisor can actually oversee
subordinates’ productivity. By clocking-in and clocking-out daily, the working hours
may be maintained in straight 8 hours (or more) and be certain that the employees
are stick to their working hours/shift.

PROVIDING FLEXIBILITY

The traditional way of working that we have to abandon in the current situation is by
going to the office from 8 to 5 and from Monday to Friday. This mobile app allows us
to walk away from the old-school fingerprint method to flexibly record our attendance.
Anyone can do it now from their own mobile phone anywhere and anytime. On
another side, We can finally sheer away from touching the fingerprint device that may
transmit uncountable germs and viruses.

PROVIDING ACCURACY

Geotagging technology has allowed us to pinpoint our accurate location. To avoid the
cheating issues, WMS is supported with an anti-fraud detection feature, which means
that the company can track the employees in realtime with an accurate data location.
It also comes with a facial recognition feature to make sure that the user is the only
one who can access the service and can record attendance. This can be essential for
the supervisor to overcome the trust issue they may have since they are losing sight
of their co-workers.

SERVING TRANSPARENCY

After understanding the several features, you may wonder where all of those data
stored and who can access them. What’s so special about this is that your company
is allowed to assign several admins to supervise the account. And the best thing is
anyone who is assigned may process the data. Subsequently, you can make a policy
to improve the business simply from analysing the data. From mid-level managers to
C-level can have access to the dashboard, so they can actually calculate the
employees’ performance remotely.

So, how about you, Leaders? Have you considered this kind of move to make your company
stay in the business?

AUTHOR: Karina
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