Managing resources globally using planning & scheduling software

Do you have a global business where your employees are located or constantly moving from one part of the world to another? How do you manage them, track their work and their productivity?

Regardless of whether a company’s staffs are global or local, a company needs to know where they are, what they’re working on and all the basic visibility that is necessary in order to maximise the output of a team or organisation. Whilst this is easier if your staffs are physically in front of you, it becomes far more challenging when your staff are scattered across different countries, separated by borders and time zones.

The other challenge is how to most effectively schedule your employees on new jobs. You need to be able to schedule them on projects with ease, however also need to keep in mind their region, country or locality on top of the regular considerations.

The reason for this is, through efficient scheduling geographically, you will be able to minimise costs, employees’ carbon footprints and time by reducing their travel from one job to another.

So how does one make this work? What is the solution?

Employee planning and scheduling software is the solution to providing visibility over your resources and the work they are doing. It is the solution to being able to schedule your resources in a way that they are easily searchable not only by all the skill and availability requirements, but also location requirements.

Good employee planning and scheduling software is connected online enabling staff to logon and view their schedules from wherever they are in the world. They can see what project they are working on, who their colleagues and managers are and the time period over which it will be executed. This instantly eliminates all unnecessary emailing across time zones, with employees attempting to piece together their schedule, instead providing all the relevant information from one place. Furthermore they can logon at their own time that is convenient to them, which is critical when there are time differences between the employees and their managers.

With regards to tracking employees’ productivity, good employee management software should be able to provide instantaneous reports that give a clear image of what work is being done. A view of who is doing the work, the area of work, the revenue, and all other relevant details that helps management assess the nature and success of the work. Furthermore this information should be accessible by management anywhere in the world. It should be easy to understand visually in the form of graphs and diagrams, so it can be absorbed on the move.

Finally such software should have an online and offline element to it, so that even if a person isn’t continuously connected to the internet whilst travelling, they can upload and download the relevant information when they have internet access, and then continue to process it once they’re offline.

Such software isn’t necessarily the easiest to find. However one such software is SAVIOM Employee Scheduling Software which has been specifically designed to address all the employee management challenges faced by organisations with staff constantly travelling internationally. The beauty of this product is that it can be tailored to suit your organisations needs, whilst being affordable and easy to use.