Ceridian sponsored the Aberdeen Group's report Time and Attendance Strategies: Beyond Compliance and Payroll Accuracy which builds on a previous Aberdeen study on scheduling best practices and explains how best-in-class organizations achieve remarkable results by taking an integrated approach to employee time and attendance, payroll, scheduling and leave administration in an end-to-end HR management solution. 

Best practices for time and attendance: an Aberdeen report

Ceridian sponsored the Aberdeen Group's report Time and Attendance Strategies: Beyond Compliance and Payroll Accuracy which builds on a previous Aberdeen study on scheduling best practices and explains how best-in-class organizations achieve remarkable results by taking an integrated approach to employee time and attendance, payroll, scheduling and leave administration in an end-to-end HR management solution.

While nearly 60 percent of the 260 organizations surveyed use an automated timekeeping solution, only 20 percent were considered best-in-class. Other key performance characteristics that separated these top companies from the others surveyed include:

  • Integrating payroll with automated timekeeping and leave administration processes
  • Using analytics and reporting tools that leverage time data to make better business decisions
  • Using self-service solutions that empower employees and managers to be more self-sufficient

The Time and Attendance Strategies report also found that 72 percent of companies surveyed cited decreased labor costs as the primary reason for improving workforce management. Other key reasons included improving workforce efficiency (51 percent) and having better regulatory compliance (25 percent).

"The Aberdeen study confirms what Ceridian has heard from our customers and what we know from having worked in the HR management field for some time," commented Howard Tarnoff, senior vice president and general manager of Ceridian Workforce Management. "Businesses that integrate time and attendance with other key HR activities not only have access to better metrics for better decision making, but enjoy superior overall performance when compared to their peers. Clearly optimal workforce management makes a difference."

"While many of the organizations we surveyed have automated timekeeping solutions, few are leveraging them to their fullest potential," said Jayson Saba, research analyst at the Aberdeen Group. "Our study demonstrates how top organizations use integrated time and attendance, better reporting, and employee self-service solutions to improve workforce efficiency, productivity and compliance."