How To Manage Absence Anxiety

February 26th, 2024

In today's fast-paced world, taking time off work is crucial for our mental and physical well-being. However, detaching from work responsibilities, even briefly, can cause a sense of unease known as 'absence anxiety'.

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The Benefits of a Cloud Based Time and Attendance Solution

January 29th, 2024

In today's fast-paced business environment, efficient time and attendance management is crucial for the operational success of any organisation. Cloud based time and attendance solutions simplify tracking employee hours, enhance accuracy, improve compliance with regulations and provide valuable insights into labour patterns for decision-making.

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Exploring the Key Features of Time and Attendance Systems

October 30th, 2023

Time and attendance systems, once merely punch clocks on a company wall, have evolved into sophisticated digital solutions that play an integral role in streamlining operations and ensuring workforce productivity. These systems not only monitor working hours and breaks but also bring forth various features that integrate seamlessly into diverse business operations.

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Employee Time Tracking Software – What are the Benefits?

August 25th, 2023

In today's digital age, managing time efficiently has become more crucial than ever for businesses of all sizes. As companies strive to maximise productivity and ensure tasks are completed promptly, the need for advanced tools to monitor work hours and project progress is paramount. This article explores the many benefits time tracking software offers to overcome common workplace challenges.

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Overtime Management Ideas That Boost Productivity and Morale

April 27th, 2023

Effective overtime management is crucial for businesses to maintain high productivity and employee morale. Managing overtime can be challenging, but with the right strategies, companies can avoid burnout and maximise productivity while keeping employees engaged and motivated. This article will explore some overtime management ideas that can boost productivity and morale in the workplace. But […]

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Unlocking the Benefits of an Absence Management System for Your Business

March 24th, 2023

Planned and unplanned absences are long-recognised problems that affect an organisation and all its members and stakeholders. They can include full-day absences, lateness, early departure and extended breaks. In the U.K., the Office of National Statistics reported in a sickness absence report that ‘149.3 million working days were lost because of sickness or injury in […]

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The Effects of Presenteeism in the Workplace

February 22nd, 2023

Employers and employees have an entwined relationship with time spent at work. We all know that numerous absent workers equate to an unproductive workforce. But, how about the opposite? How does overly present staff affect productivity? The answer to this question is best described by the concept of presenteeism. Highlighted by academics, business stakeholders and […]

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A Guide to Paternity Leave in the UK

January 25th, 2023

Birth is a miracle. When new parents bring babies into the world, they create a vital new generation, enriching their lives, and the life of our society as a whole. Paternity leave serves an important social function. Employers and employees alike benefit from learning about paternity leave in the UK, as the right knowledge helps […]

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How to Promote Workplace Well-being

November 28th, 2022

Companies with great well-being perform well. When you invest in your strongest asset, your team, you create a dedicated, sustainable, and successful workplace. The best and brightest companies outlast their rivals by fostering a happy workplace, leaving the rest of the world striving to keep up. So how can you follow their lead and promote […]

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7 Ways to Reduce Sickness Absence in the Workplace

October 25th, 2022

People make businesses what they are. Successful companies value their team as their number one resource, and they’ll stop at nothing to protect and facilitate that resource’s growth. The team’s value means that absence, in turn, becomes critical as soon as it gets out of hand. To make the most of your team and keep […]

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The Benefits of Absence Management Automation

September 29th, 2022

Everyone loves Fridays, the day at the end of the week when we enjoy some hard-earned time off. However, not everyone works for all of their allotted hours. The reasons for absences vary, from illness to holiday to Bank Holiday to unpaid leave, but all these causes share a common impact: A cost to the […]

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Top Tips For Business Fire Safety

June 23rd, 2022

We all recognise the importance of business fire safety, but what steps do we actually take to protect our workplaces and keep our colleagues safe? Staying prepared, and working hard to prevent hazards, should be high on the agenda for every business. However, too often, companies let their standards slip and put their colleagues at […]

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Benefits of Face Recognition Technology in the Workplace

August 10th, 2021

For many, face recognition seems a strange or futuristic technology to use in the workplace. In some senses, this is true: it is the technology of the future, becoming increasingly integral to post-pandemic commerce. While not currently as widespread as fingerprint biometrics, the benefits of face recognition offer unique applications in streamlining businesses and protecting […]

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Is Your Business Ready to Embrace Hybrid Working

July 27th, 2021

Hybrid working, the phrase on everyone’s lips, look set to redefine workplace futures across the globe. Since the COVID pandemic enforced abrupt changes to employee working patterns, more and more firms have embraced remote and flexible working. Lockdown accelerated the gradual digitisation of communal workplace premises. This proved that many firms possess the tools to […]

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Working from Home Tips for Success

June 30th, 2021

Working from home increased dramatically in 2020, forcing workers worldwide into a steep learning curve of behavioural change. While increasing workplace accessibility and eliminating commutes, remote working can bore employees to tears at times. Without the proper practices, working from home feels more like sleeping at the office, as professionalism invades privacy and productivity becomes […]

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How to Manage Unplanned Absence in the Workplace

June 29th, 2021

Absenteeism affects every UK business, but its complexity resists even the top economists’ understanding. Experts tally its impact on the UK economy between 18 and 77 billion pounds per year, so conscientious firms manage unplanned absence as a top priority. Of course, personnel need time off, and authorised absences maintain productivity and boost morale. However, […]

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What is Workforce Management?

May 30th, 2021

Employees are the most important assets to your company. With a good workforce management strategy, you can meet customer demand with little stress or personal conflict among employees and their managers. A System Built for the Modern Business The concept of ‘work-life balance‘ is a term that’s been in the spotlight for some time now, […]

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How to Reduce Employee Burnout

May 27th, 2021

Since the WHO declared burnout an ‘epidemic’ in 2019, learning how to reduce employee burnout became a top priority for firms worldwide. Burnout, a buzzword with real-life consequences, wreaks havoc on health and wellbeing, not to mention business efficacy. As a workplace phenomenon draining £900 million from the UK economy every year, burnout could be […]

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Clocking In Systems For Small Businesses

April 30th, 2021

Running a small business can be time-consuming and costly; when your team is working cohesively to fulfil your vision, you can reap the rewards of a well-run venture. In order to ensure that your workers are safe and productive, you might be considering a clocking in system. Gone are the days of the card-punch system […]

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The Benefits of an Electronic Attendance Management System

March 30th, 2021

The 1960s changed the world in many ways, including a revolution in the practice of time management. In 1961, the late great Richard Matessich pioneered the computerised spreadsheet. This invention spelt the end of generations of physical attendance management. It made papers and punch cards obsolete, scheduling their doom in neat, digital boxes. Electronic Attendance Management […]

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Why Your Business Needs a Time and Attendance System

February 26th, 2021

Businesses depend on employee attendance to carry out their most basic functions. Tracking this attendance proves essential to business prosperity. As businesses evolve, firms substitute pens and paper for technological solutions. New, smart attendance systems offer unprecedented advantages over their analogue ancestors. These software options, known as Time and Attendance Systems, play a greater role […]

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The Benefits of Remote Clocking In

December 23rd, 2020

Modern businesses and their staff are learning to become ever more flexible. From night shifts to working hours based around the school day, the old routine of 9 to 5 is no longer the only option. Where people work is also evolving, and the Coronavirus has forced many companies to adapt quickly to the new […]

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The Benefits of Time and Attendance Systems

November 26th, 2020

It’s an old adage, but it’s spot-on. Time is money. Many of us work to live – essentially by selling our time. And just like everything to do with money in any commercial or contractual arrangement the less ambiguity the better – for all concerned. Payer or payee, business or customer, employer or employee – […]

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Go Live at Caunton “The Cut Shack” Site

February 13th, 2020

Caunton Engineering’s new £5 million site known as “The Cut Shack” has been officially opened. As one of our long term customers, Caunton Engineering again chose Egress Systems to supply Time & Attendance and Access Control for the new site. “The Cut Shack” features access control on two perimeter gates and three internal doors plus clocking for […]

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NEW – Hosted Software Available

February 13th, 2020

Hosted Time & Attendance Software We’ve frequently been asked by our customers whether we offer a hosted or cloud-based time & attendance software – well now we do! This solution offers all of the functionality of Focus Enterprise hosted for you off-site at a UK based data centre. All you need is internet access and you can […]

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What is Time Attendance Software?

February 13th, 2020

What is time attendance software and how can it help my business? Whether you’re already using an existing system or wish to improve efficiency and effectiveness within your business. Time attendance software is a helpful addition. It works in a number of ways to help you manage your employees. From hours worked to absences and […]

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Time & Attendance for Apple Macs

February 13th, 2020

Are you looking for time and attendance software that’s suitable for running on your Apple Mac? Well, look no further. Our hosted time and attendance software is easily accessible from an Apple Mac, not to mention your iPhone or iPad. If you have a mixture of operating systems across Android and Microsoft platforms too then […]

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New Features and Tools

February 13th, 2020

New Feature: Prevent a Focus User from editing their own timesheet This useful feature available in Focus Pro/Enterprise version 3.416 can be found in the User Setup screen. Click on Add Link to link the currently selected user with their employee record. New Feature: Mandatory comment on Absence Reason edit This optional absence reason requirement can […]

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