South Ayrshire Council uses hfx solution to manage flexitime for over 1000 staff

Council sees reduced administration using hfx flagship system to manage working hours across diverse service departments.

hfx, a long established provider of workforce time management solutions, has announced that South Ayrshire Council is using its latest flexitime workforce management system.

The Council replaced its previous flexitime system (also from hfx) with the latest workforce management platform, providing more features and flexibility to manage working hours. Using hfx, the Council now manages flexitime for 1250 employees across a wide-range of departments including health and social care, legal department, senior managers, trading standards, planning and environmental health services.

The staff log their working hours between the hours of 8am and 6pm using booking terminals in the main office buildings. The Council can also offer staff the option of flexitime for those working from home or in the smaller offices, as they can log in via their computers or browser on their smartphone.

Councillor Peter Henderson, South Ayrshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Resources and Performance said the upgrade was working well, “We’re very pleased with the new system, which is adaptable, intuitive and easier to use for staff and management.

Managers can configure controls to enable employee access to certain building and office areas at set times of the day and week using card readers.

The system requires less input and administration and is more streamlined. It gives more control to the employee for their working hours and managers understand what they’re doing.

Nick Whiteley, MD of hfx commented; “The latest hfx solution has been designed in close collaboration with our customers – people who know what they need from a time recording, absence planning and personnel management system. For South Ayrshire Council it provides an efficient system to manage staff flexitime, improving staff wellbeing and it enables easy integration with all other major HR systems should it be required in the future.

For a copy of the case study on how South Ayrshire is reducing the administration associated with managing working hours across diverse departments visit: Download Case Study