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Flexible working is a benefit that is viewed as extremely high value by most staff, particularly when managed in a fair and transparent way

A feature rich and highly customisable workforce management system enabling employers to offer a more flexible approach to working hours as a key staff benefit

hfx, a leading provider of flexible working systems, has announced the release of Etarmis, its flagship workforce management system. Etarmis offers sickness absence management and time off in lieu and integrated access control with definable permissions to building/site or office.

Etarmis’ Mobile app allows staff to view flexitime hours status from smartphones. hfx’s solution enables employers to manage flexitime hours, meet employment legislation and benefit from the increasing demand to provide flexible working as a highly valued benefit to staff.

The enhanced functionality provides even more flexibility for managers and staff as well as managing a myriad of different flexible working patterns accurately and fairly. Staff can view their flexitime balance and book leave via a smartphone browser, improving efficiency and mobility. Managers can also set controls for access permissions for building and office areas at set times of the day and week using card readers.

“The CIPD reports that nearly three quarters of employers feel that offering flexible working practices has a positive impact on staff retention, staff motivation and management, and using a flexitime system like hfx enables organisations to achieve these benefits.

“We continuously look to innovate our system to support customer requirements and value the collaboration with customers to achieve a more intuitive and easier to use system for both staff and employers. Flexible working is a benefit that is viewed as extremely high value by most staff, particularly when managed in a fair and transparent way. Providing the right tools to deliver such a system results in better productivity and happier staff. It also enables organisations to attract and retain experienced staff looking to work in a more flexible manner.” said Paski Matarazzo, Business Development Director at hfx.

Etarmis offers the ability to validate corrections to flexitime rules, for example, only allowing two flexi days leave per month. It also has the ability to set automated email triggers to alert users of flexitime balances, for example, alerting managers if an employee’s flexi balance is outside of set parameters. The system continues to support the very latest changes in employment legislation, including the most recent rules for paternity leave.

The system helps managers to ensure sickness absences are recorded and managed fairly, collated data integrated into HR systems for performance management. Triggers can be set to automatically email managers or administrators when employees have exceeded the maximum number of permitted periods or occasions of sickness. Sickness reasons can be customised and reported on. Built in workflow manages return to work forms following sickness with self-certification.

“These latest developments build on hfx’s legacy of providing workforce management solutions that can manage flexible working patterns to benefit employees and the business,” said Paski Matarazzo.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About hfx

Founded over 40 years ago, hfx has a proven history of developing innovative staff time management solutions. The company introduced the concept of flexible working hours in the 1970s with its Flextime® system, and has continued as a leader in the delivery of flexible working solutions.

Its flagship product, Etarmis, with its ‘one card – one solution’, incorporates access control, photo ID, time and attendance recording, flexitime management and provides seamless integration with major HR and payroll systems. Highly customisable, Etarmis can be configured to meet exact requirements and can support unlimited numbers of work patterns.

Based in the Home Counties just north of London, hfx services clients across the public and private sectors throughout the UK. High profile customers include Home Office, Merck, Bentley Motors, Adidas, Buhler Sortex Ltd, The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), Eaton Limited, MoD, National Farmers' Union, Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Hertsmere Borough Council, North Lanarkshire Council, East Renfrewshire Council, Exeter City Council, Isle of Man Government, MoJ, Pendle Borough Council, Met Police, Flintshire County Council, Office for National Statistics, UK Intellectual Property Office, NHS Business Services Authority, Pembrokeshire County Council, Science and Technology Facilities Council, West Lancashire Borough Council, and many more.

For more information please visit: hfx

Editors Contacts:

Paski Matarazzo
Business Development Director,
hfx
Tel: +44 (0) 1438 822176
Paski.matarazzo@hfx.co.uk
Andreina West/Mary Phillips
PR Artistry Ltd
Tel: 01491 639 500
andreina@pra-ltd.co.uk

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