Managing contractors, when they check-in and out, who’s on your worksite, and what they’re doing can be confusing, to say the least.
That’s why most companies are investing in worker management platforms.
Or maybe because they realized that their front desk employees are overworked and need some help.
Whatever the reason, there are plenty of platforms in the market for you to choose from, but that doesn’t mean you need to settle with the first one you choose. Unless that one is Sine, of course.
That’s why we wanted to show you some of the essential features we at Sine believe a worker management platform needs to really move the needle.
But let’s start with the basics.
What is a worker management platform?
Simply put, a worker management platform helps you gain insight into your workers and improve productivity.
It helps you plan your work, manage who is on-site, and control their labor costs and whereabouts.
But, above all, a worker management platform aims at improving your efficiency.
The right worker management platform is the one that helps you automate processes, eliminate paperwork, and cut the time other employees spend on tedious tasks.
In a sentence: It’s a tool that enables employees to focus on getting stuff done.
5 Features your worker management platform needs to have
Somewhere where your workers can check-in
Checking in can be a hassle, especially if you’re still using sign-in sheets and a human front desk person.
Instead of having to face a raging queue, a sign-in app can help your overworked, disheveled front desk employees so they can focus their attention on other tasks.
Having a digital sign-in solution can speed up your sign-in process. But that’s not the only thing it can do: The truth is that going digital helps you avoid costly mistakes that could result in lawsuits or accidents.
A quick, secure way of scanning ID
We’ve talked about the dangers of fake IDs and how it could impact your worksite, but the truth is that you can easily avoid that issue.
ID scanning is probably the easiest way to identify who’s legit and who’s an intruder. For instance, Sine has built-in facial recognition technology that takes a picture of your workers and contractors every time they check-in.
This speeds the check-in process and makes it easier for your contractors to gain access to your worksite. Besides, since Sine doesn’t store your workers’ security credentials, you can rest assured that their IDs won’t be lying around.
Workflows that are easy to understand (and follow)
Simply put, workflows make things easier for both your contractors and your front desk employees.
A worker management platform ensures that only your approved contractors or visitors enter your site after completing the relevant workflow. With the help of Sine, you can create workflows that your contractors need to follow before gaining access to your site.
This is ideal if your visitors need inductions, special access permits, or to schedule inspections that require a specific set of steps to complete.
Geofencing means setting up a virtual perimeter that enables repeat contractors and workers to check-in and out of your website with a click.
Let’s say that Roy, your gardener, who comes every Tuesday at 9 AM, needs to gain access to your worksite. Instead of checking the guy in and out every week, he can check-in by himself before entering, automatically letting the office manager know that he’s there.
Besides, with a geofencing option, you can see at a glance where your contractors are, making your worker management easier because you don’t have to chase anybody to know their whereabouts, which saves a ton of time.
A dashboard that shows you everything at a glance
We all want to look after our assets. People, objects, machinery, you name it. We want to know where everything is.
That’s where a powerful dashboard comes into play. Your dashboard shouldn’t be full of meaningless metrics and unnecessary insights. Instead, your dashboard should tell you what you need to manage your workers, or at least show you the areas where your management needs to improve.
With our dashboard, you can manage your check-in processes, keep track of all your worksites and devices, customize your workflows, collaborate with your employees and contractors, and communicate with them when you need to.