In a post-pandemic world, employers are learning how to navigate attendance management for hourly workers—the backbone of our economy. However, the lack of technology to support this portion of the workforce has put a strain on HR managers and supervisors as they work to manage attendance for hourly employees.
80% of the Global Workforce Is Deskless
80% of the global workforce does not sit behind a desk to do their jobs.1 That’s about 2.7 billion people that work in roles where they aren’t stationed in one place or have an office job. But despite making up such a large portion of the workforce, deskless employees have been forgotten. And the pandemic only made that worse.
Hourly workers kept the world running during the pandemic—and many didn’t have the luxury (or option) to transition to working remotely.
As we moved into the pandemic, new technologies began to pop up for hourly employees. Still, because they didn’t come from industry, they often missed the mark. Most of those technologies were apps, which many hourly workers without corporate emails push back on.
Absenteeism: The Most Common Challenge U.S. Companies Are Up Against
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2021, roughly 3% of an employer’s employees were missing on any given day.2 The issue has become so large that some have dubbed it the ultimate “productivity killer” and a continued pain point for HR professionals. Not to mention the stress it creates for companies to manage attendance, call-offs, and of course—their bottom line.
Tools & Tips for Employers of Hourly Workers
In this white paper, we’ll explore how industry is making up for lost time to get their hourly workers back up and running. Not only that, but we’ll uncover why text-based attendance management is the tool companies need to help hourly employees transition successfully back to work.