With the advent of fluid labor forces that stretch across continents and factory floors alike, the need to efficiently manage time has never been greater. After all, time is money, right? As labor costs increase and competition is driving businesses to become more efficient, everyone needs tools to help them overcome these challenges. That need includes everything from time clock devices to mobile phones to the desktop.

"Because TempWorks fully integrates all of these time capturing mechanisms into a centralized reporting and back office database, organizations can work smarter," says David Dourgarian, president and CEO of TempWorks.

As Dourgarian alludes to, time tracking data is worthless unless you can turn it into something that can be used to run your business.

Time tracking data is worthless unless you can turn it into something that can be used to run your business.

Getting real-time access to what workers are doing can mean the difference between success and failure, profit and loss.

Staffing companies know the just-in-time business model doesn't just apply to manufacturing and production.

Dan Ponce is president and CEO of Industrial Labor Management Group, a full-service training and staffing firm based in Huntington Park, California. Through two divisions – one for the contingent workforce, one for direct placement – it provides staffing for skilled-industrial, light-industrial, logistics, clerical and administrative positions.

On the contingent side, the ILM Group specializes in “fast response” staffing. Ponce says they fill client requests for workers in manufacturing and light-industrial "within one hour or less of the order being placed into our office."

"Head counts can dramatically move up and down within a day and other systems seem to have limitations with regards to this, or it just gives you the added challenge of maintaining another database for time and attendance," says Ponce. "With the TempWorks solution, we get to enjoy a completely integrated process."

Ponce points out his applicant tracking system feeds right into the time and attendance system which flows right back out to payroll and billing.

Rich Petersen, the TempWorks sales consultant who put together the solution for ILMG, says that the key is “Instant, accurate, verified records of hours worked. No unreported absenteeism and fraud and padding of hours to inflate costs. No key entry errors. Supervisors know when an employee is late for a shift, allowing you to respond quickly to the unplanned absence. Multiple platforms.”

Staffing companies are increasingly taking advantage of advances in time-keeping devices to better serve their clients.

It all adds up to solving your customer concerns with less time capture and eliminating billing mistakes before they happen, and staffing companies are increasingly taking advantage of advances in time-keeping devices to better serve their clients.   

"Our product is selling well and is popular especially in circumstances where real-time reporting with software is important, but with the proliferation of sensors and devices associated with the explosive growth of mobile we look to innovate on the hardware front as well," says Gregg Dourgarian, founder of TempWorks and Staffing Talk. "I’m imagining a day, in the not-too-distant future, in which you’ll wear some type of time clock swipe device on your wrist and it will replace your mobile phone as well."

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