Timesheet dashboards give instant visibility of your company

In a business where you know every worker by name and you are all sitting in a small office, it is pretty clear what’s going on. You know when someone does not show up, you know when a worker has a month with many absences, you know what just about everybody is working on and at the end of the month you know how the business performed.

But a company grows. And with growth things become more complicated. In a modern dynamic work environment you simply cannot rely on mere familiarity with workers to understand where your company stands. Certainly not when the business size exceeds the small cosy office. In a highly demanding and competitive environment, in order to understand your performance you need numbers. You need facts. You need insights.

Timetracking is not only a tool for tracking and billing time of your workers, it is also incredibly important in order to gain insights about your company. Timesheets introduce a standardised format for all workers to input their work time, and such aggregation is an invaluable tool to measure everything from a project’s progress to the financial well-being of the entire business.

Cronforce is designed to equip you with such insights and you can find them in the Timesheet Dashboard section.

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The first graph in this section provides information of all employee working hours and this is transparent to workers according to their role – be it at project, department or company level. Here you can see a timeline with a breakdown of all recorded hours (via timesheets) as billable, non-billable and timeoff ones. This is spread over time and can be further narrowed down by week, month or year. It grants you an understanding of the time distribution and performance of the company. So you notice, at any moment, if many workers are absent, if billable hours go up or down etc.

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The next graph shows the rate of submissions and approvals of timesheets over time. It indicates the amount being submitted on time vs. the late ones, and the percentage on time. This helps you to control discipline and be able to invoice on time vs. waiting and reminding your employees.

Last but not least in the dashboard section you have two tables summing up the number of late submissions and approval of timesheets from the past three months. This provides you with a tool to sildenafil20mgonline single out the people that negatively influence your established processes and take necessary measures.

Overall, thanks to the timesheet dashboard there is no need to crunch data any more. It visualises time spent across the company, reveals time processing discipline with ease and enables managers to take action.

 

About Cronforce

Cronforce is a leading provider of cloud-based Business Execution Software, and delivers time tracking, vacations management, budget controlling and workforce planning solutions for organizations of all sizes. A one of a kind fusion of dashboards and business tools it provides you and your clients with real-time overview and reports on business and project developments. Cronforce facilitates day-to-day business and enables managers to make data-driven decisions and increase efficiency. With Cronforce you can access your data easily, anywhere and any time! Cronforce is free to test and use (check our free and paid plans).

The Cronforce.com Team

 

Supervisors: Why and How They Matter For Your Business

The world of entrepreneurship is far from being an easy environment to find yourself in. It’s intensive, highly competitive and requires of you – the business owner, both agility, flexible decision-making and relentless hardwork.

But above all, it needs you to have a steady, efficient team. For small businesses with a limited number of employees (say, less than 7), keeping your team in check and ensuring maximum capability and proper communication is not that hard. However, as enterprises grow, the links between employees and managers (and employees themselves) get weaker. The foundation you know as your business is threatened. You need a certain mediator to grease the wheels.

This is where supervisors step in.

It’s absolutely baffling how many SMBs forget about hiring supervisors or straight out underrate the role they have: even though their day-to-day operations actually have a dire need of such experts.

To be honest, some members of our team have seen the magic supervisors can perform in our previous jobs. That’s why you will find a built-in supervisor role across each of the features Cronforce has. It’s there: both in the personal time tracking feature, in the vacation & absences scheduler, and fair enough, in the project cost management tool too.

The 3 Main Roles of Supervisors

Let’s cut to the chase: what makes a supervisor so valuable? It’s just another person with another set of responsibilities in your small or medium-sized business, right?

Wrong. A supervisor is your very own Swiss army knife of tasks and communication facilitation. And that helps any business tremendously.

The Supervisor As A Peacekeeper

Sounds like coming straight from a warzone, but if you’ve had anything to do with enterprises of 20+ people (or even less!), you know how tough things can get. Bigger teams equal an increased possibility of interpersonal conflict and clashes between employees. However, managers don’t always have the time to be present and maintain order – which guarantees the situation spinning out of control, with your business suffering.

A supervisor is the exact solution to this problem. Serving as peacemakers, supervisors move in haste to subdue any vicious conflict and ensure proper day-to-day operations are resumed quickly. Even better – as supervisors are always among employees and know the environment perfectly, they can prevent vicious interpersonal conflict from arising in the first place. Something that is rather hard for people on the management level who have their own concerns and are quite busy to notice and monitor such things.

The Supervisor As A Mediator

If you noticed, we mentioned that the supervisor stands on a specific level: above the regular employee and below the manager. Aside from this giving proper insight on the communication dynamics in a team, this builds the role of the supervisors as a mediator between employees and management.

This is the person that will convey and report information across your small or medium-sized business’s levels, sparing you time and subduing the risk of miscommunications between higher-ups and employees. It might seem not that valuable to you, but wait until the workload and company size pile up. That’s where mediation becomes not only a recommendation, but a requirement for a properly functioning business.

The Supervisor As A Person Who Cultivates Talent

Don’t get things wrong: while friendly and warm when managing conflicts, any supervisor worth their soil is also quite stern. Company discipline is important, as is employee focus and productivity in routine operations.

But in this discipline a supervisor enforces lies another benefit for your small or medium-sized business: growing talent. A supervisor gauges the skills and abilities of the workforce and pinpoints the best way to enable their growth. Discipline is only worth it if there’s a direction, a purpose behind its enforcement. Think of it in this way – every employee is a studend in one way or another, as we always learn something new, no matter how good we are at what we do. The supervisor is a teacher – perhaps a bit strict, but always on the watch for where to channel this strictness to cultivate the talent of your employees.

Our Point of View

As mentioned earlier, many of us here at Cronforce have seen the wonders an experienced supervisor can do. Way too many business owners think that a supervisor’s value lies mainly in huge enterprises, but that’s actually not true at all. Small or medium-sized businesses also have a need for these experts, especially when you think about the ultra competitive environment of SMBs.

We created Cronforce for SMBs and a huge part of that involves thinking about how supervisors can become even more “super” in what they do. What would happen if you give them access to a powerful project management tool with a vacation scheduler and employee time tracking thrown in the mix?

You can do an experiment and give Cronforce a spin with a free trial waiting for you. We don’t want to be too cocky, but we’ve got a hunch that your supervisors will love it as much as you do.

The Cronforce.com Team