SOURCE: CyberShift

CyberShift

April 20, 2010 08:00 ET

CyberShift Helps Schools Make the Grade Through Automation of Workforce Management Functions

Complimentary White Paper From Global Leader Explores Benefits of Workforce Optimization Solutions for K-12 Schools and School Districts

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) -  CyberShift, a global provider of workforce management and expense management software and services, today announced the availability of a complimentary white paper aimed at helping K-12 schools and school districts apply workforce management initiatives to address their labor requirements.

Today, K-12 schools are graded not only on academic excellence and delivering best-in-class services to students, faculty, and administrative staff, but also on their bottom-line performance. The latest white paper in CyberShift's complimentary series outlines how staffing initiatives, managing absences, timely responses to student and faculty needs, addressing government regulations and maintaining accurate cost data can become more efficient with an automated workforce management solution.

Without a dashboard view of overall operations, administrators' visibility into resource availability is limited, compromising the ability for schools to make effective staffing choices. According to CyberShift, automated enterprise-class workforce management optimization solutions can help schools reduce payroll preparation time, improve payroll accuracy by 1% to 6% of gross payroll(1) and improve performance, productivity and the ability to operate within a set budget. 

By utilizing better decision-making tools, schools can ensure that business objectives are met while educational quality and academic programs are not compromised. As outlined in the CyberShift white paper, automated workforce management solutions can help schools:

  • Maximize efficiencies, such as scheduling resources to support academic and community-related program requirements while balancing costs.
  • Control costs by capturing labor costs by program, subject, grade or student.
  • Deploy solutions across a diverse end-user community by providing a single, intuitive user interface for all interactions with the system, based on a user's role and responsibilities.

"School administrators today are turning to technology to address some of the most pressing challenges they face. An automated workforce management solution helps administrators successfully contain costs and efficiently deploy their diverse workforces by effectively scheduling staff, tracking their time and absences, eliminating payroll inaccuracies and integrating with existing applications. The challenges of workforce management solutions include satisfying complex union pay rule calculations, addressing numerous collective bargaining agreement requirements and managing absence policies through automation. When it comes to supporting payroll and compensation requirements, there is no room for errors," stated Art Krozser, VP Enterprise Solutions and Global Support.

The CyberShift white paper also explores how schools can benefit from an automated system's ability to track key performance indicators, which provide real-time visibility into the status of cost metrics and enable the most productive and cost-effective staffing. By optimizing schedules based on demand, schools can realize an increase in productivity while ensuring the right resources are available when and where they are needed.

In addition, the complimentary white paper provides schools with a checklist of functionalities to consider when selecting a workforce management solution, including scalability, flexibility and personalization.

CyberShift's white paper, "Workforce Management Makes the Grade," is available for immediate download by accessing www.cybershift.com/education_k-12/. For additional information about CyberShift, please contact 1.877.274.4381 or email sales@cybershift.com.

About CyberShift
CyberShift specializes in providing leading organizations with best-in-class workforce and employee spend-management solutions to reduce costs, mitigate compliance risk and increase productivity. Our solutions help organizations of all sizes address complex policies and increase the effectiveness of their workforce in delivering products or services to their customers every day. CyberShift's comprehensive product suite is unique in providing multi-national capabilities for employee scheduling, time-and-attendance, contingent labor management, absence management, expense management and solutions for the mobile workforce. CyberShift manages over 1.5 million transactions daily through our highly secure SaaS delivery model, and is also available as an On Premise license, putting the power of choice in the hands of the customer. For more information, please call (877) 274-4381 or visit www.cybershift.com.

(1) Trendline Survey, American Payroll Association, June 2008