Workforce planning activities are fundamental processes for a correct company management. As Anastasia Belyh on Cleverism says “ Planning your workforce helps you to align it with your company’s business plan. It makes it possible to focus on your organization’s staffing needs. Workforce planning helps manage the organizational culture and makes it easier to anticipate and handle risks”.
Therefore, being able to manage your employees’ activities can make the difference in the business improvement. As a matter of fact, workforce planning activities, if they’re correctly done and organized, can bring several benefits and, as CIPD reports, they can:
- Reduce labor costs in favor of workforce deployment and flexibility.
- Identify and respond to changing customer needs.
- Identify relevant strategies for focused people development.
- Target inefficiencies.
- Improve employee retention.
- Improve productivity and quality outputs.
- Improve employees’ work-life balance.
- Make recommendations to deliver strategic value through talent.
We understand the importance of planning all the activities without forgetting that ensuring that your workforce works with ease and allowing your employees to use better their talents consents to create a safe environment in your company where people are appreciated and motivated in improving their work. If you want to have a product that reflects high quality standards, first you need to ensure that your workforce has all the right tools to deliver the best product or service they can. Having happier employees allows to have better results.
Planning your employees’ activities: a digital approach
In an economic environment where digital transformation has impacted on all kind of business and all kind of business activity, it’s normal to adopt a digital approach also for what concerns workforce planning activities.
In this sense, we have many solutions like software which are dedicated to this particular practice, but what’s the matter? Most of the times, the smartest companies that want to plan their employees’ activities with a digital tool, they find solutions that are complex to use, which require a specific knowledge of the software. As a result of this, the IT department has to comprehend how the software works, implement it in the company’s system, and finally explain to the CIO or the project managers its functionalities.
What if we tell you a simpler and faster solution which can avoid you this waste of time and energies? Actually, this solution is low-code and all the advantages it can bring. The main benefit of low-code technology is that everyone can create apps, both professional and non-professional developers. You don’t need any preliminary knowledge because it’s intuitive and immediate and, furthermore, it allows to have a very fast availability of the apps. In fact, as a Forrester’s survey reports, low-code development platforms accelerated development by 5 to 10 times.
Ok, maybe you’re wondering how low-code technology can be helpful for workforce planning activities. Well, no worries, just read on to get the answers that you need.
TDox: Automation and Low-Code for your planning activities
The answer is TDox, a multi-experience development platform (MXDP) which allows you to digitize business processes in low-code mode, by making them available both on webapp and on Android and iOS mobile apps (the next implementation will be on smart glasses, see our road map).
One of the main features of TDox is the Agenda. This function is a very helpful tool to manage workforce planning activities because it allows you to set up activities within a specific time lapse and to assign them to your operators. In fact, you can create an order on webapp and then this is automatically sent to the operators who receive on their smartphone or tablet (here it comes the multi-experience feature) the task that has to be performed, so they can get rid of other dispersive communication tools like emails or instant messaging software, because they have all in one single platform.
Additionally, TDox’s peculiarity is that it harnesses the power of low-code, so creating forms is much easier, also thanks to the drag-and-drop tool that makes this process even faster and simpler. Once you’ve created the forms that you need, you can generate workloads (read the full guide about TDox Workloads here) to assign to your employees, so you receive information about the status of tasks in real time. As a matter of fact, each operator has its own profile where he/she updates the system every time a form is correctly filled out and sent to the office. Even in this case, TDox’s automation comes in help, because a prefilled email with the attached document will be sent in automatic, so it will avoid the tedious process of downloading the file and writing a new email.
Eventually, we can’t omit TDox Dashboards, useful tools to manage all the activities from your pc, allowing you to intervene promptly in case of inconvenience. An example? If you work in the building construction sector, you can manage all the building sites, by checking the working progress of every site. A timely answer will allow you to avoid disruptions which can make you spend more time and money. These tools harness the automation of processes to facilitate the activity of planning and managing your workforce. Its user-friendly and immediate interfaces consent to create automation processes which can improve the accuracy and productivity of your business.
Different sectors, Same requirements
TDox uses are applicable to different sectors, but we can find 4 main fields of application which are:
- Construction industry,
- Logistics sector,
- Quality Control activities,
- Maintenance operations.
Even if they are diverse business areas, they have in common the same requirements: having a well-organized workforce planning activities management in order to deliver the best possible product or service. How can they do that? Basically, they entrust on TDox which guarantees to companies rapid and simple solutions, all in one platform. If you want to know how enterprises took advantages of TDox, read their stories here.
However, do not hesitate to contact us to know more about TDox and what it can do for you. Furthermore, if you are interested in seeing what TDox looks like in action, request a free demo, and discover a new world of opportunities.
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