Ready to re-open offices? Well, even if you are ready, employees may have concerns on getting back. How do you give them that required peace of mind? By showing that you have thought about their safety and taken necessary steps!
It will also ensure that you don’t reopen only to shut down after few days again. Yes, it has happened before. Bold employers had to retreat with Covid-19 spread in their offices.
So, here is a safe-return plan with five dependable tools. Be sure you tick all the boxes before you take the plunge.
Wobot Intelligence, an AI-based computer vision SaaS company has come up with a plug-and-play solution that can be inserted in existing CCTV camera to track hygiene activities – 20 second hand wash, cleaning activities and social distancing.
All the visual data collected through analysis of objects and gestures is automatically converted into actionable reports. The notifications reach the decision-makers through the app or email.
It takes away the pain of physically monitoring every activity. It has been used effectively by IRCTC and other Indian enterprises.
Truein Face Attendance:
Truein has pioneered the touchless face recognition technology way before Covid happened. With many years of experience, Truein face attendance is feature-packed and is trusted by large enterprises like Godrej, Titan and more.
You don’t need any hardware installation. Install the app on any tablet or mobile and you are good to go. Employees walk to the kiosk (tablet at the gate), their face gets recognized (without any touch), face attendance is recorded in one second and they move on. Sure enough, it has Covid-19 features like mask detection (no entry without mask), screening questionnaire, Arogya Setu notification and temperature check
Right when the employees enter the office, they must be assured of entering a ‘no-touch’ zone. No physical signing of books and no thumb-based access.
Safe Distance App:
Smart Citti and Wrld3D have developed safe distance app. It creates a 3D design of the office and maps everyone’s location. It is like creating a digital twin of the workplace. It shows real-time movement of people inside the office premises. It is easy to see which places are crowded and which are less busy.
Employees can accordingly take turns to use canteen, lifts, pantry or other community areas. It is a big relief to employees who feel safe and mentally at peace.
It is also a two-way app that allows employees to vent out their feelings and report any unsafe behavior around them. Rooms are monitored for maximum capacity too.
Truein Visitor Management:
Who you allow in your premises is critical as it concerns safety of your employees. Truein’s visitor management app detects mask and allows entry through touchless face recognition only. Of course, Arogya Setu status and temperature can be mapped too.
Besides, hosts can allow guests only by invitation and avoid queues at the gate. How does one watch over all visitors manually? One does not. The admin or security personnel is notified for any breach of rules – non mask entry, entry after hours, entry on weekends, blacklisted entries and so on.
Know who, where, when in real-time and take necessary actions before it is too late.
ServiceNow has added new apps to its suite. It helps companies gauge their workforce readiness and prep for the same.
Firstly, it uses Employee Readiness Surveys to take a democratic approach to the reopening. It lets departments take customized approach to making their team members feel safe. Secondly, it has Workforce Safety Management app that helps managers configure a socially distanced workplace, track PPE inventory, schedule shifts, schedule cleaning activities and other necessary Covid essential workflows.
Get ready to reopen
While there has been a slew of new apps after Covid hit the world, most of the apps are duplicate efforts. They do what the Government approved Arogya Setu app does or is just an incremental effort. The overnight app launches also raise concerns about their safety from privacy point of view. Before you go ahead and install any app, be sure to look into its security features.
That said, a lot of apps have been developed by established companies and have proven their mettle over time. Adopting proven technology can help you get back to work while ensuring employee buy-in.
Face recognition based attendance is the straight off answer to the touchless solution the world is seeking today. Or may it is not as straight. Not all face recognition attendance is made equal. It is important to consider specific use-cases before picking the one that works for you.
Today, we will focus on use-cases for geo-fencing – a powerful feature on Truein’s contactless attendance system.
What is geo-fencing?
With Truein, organizations can allow users to mark attendance from their very own phone. Organization’s ability to limit such attendance to only a specific geography (usually a radius around the office) is called geo-fencing.
Geo-fencing can be activated to ensure that employees don’t queue up in front of the kiosk at the main gates, conveniently use their own phone but do not misuse it while vacationing.
Who is it most relevant for?
Large retail chains can avoid putting a kiosk at every store. Each individual store can geo-fence attendance for their site and employees can mark attendance from their devices. It can result in huge savings while ensuring automation that syncs data back to the head-office in real-time.
In case of outdoor locations, the supervisors need not report to office before going to the site. They can go to their work site directly and mark attendance after reaching that geo-fenced boundary.
It makes sense for even contract workers who keep changing and report to site directly.
Marketing and event agencies
Any organization that employs a large workforce that is on their feet and always on field, would find geo-fencing very useful. The geo-fencing feature can be used to mark radius around the distributor’s office where sales team reports. It can also be used to mark an event location where the marketing team is working.
Any other large organization
In case you have a large employee strength, you can shorten the queue at the main gate by activating user-device based geo-fenced attendance.
What are the key advantages?
We believe that automation of attendance should always be 100%. If you leave scope for manual entries in case of remote sites, on-field force etc., you are increasing chances of proxy and plenty of paperwork.
When data for the entire workforce gets automated – no matter where they are, all of it can feed back into compliance and salary calculations.
The hard part about allowing employees to report directly to remote sites is the ability to track and trust. You can leave all of it behind and embrace progressive HR policies. Geo-fencing is your safety net – an assurance that all will be well even when you adopt laissez-faire policies.
It sure leaves a good impact on employee satisfaction score as well.
When social-distancing is active and you have a large workforce queuing up at the kiosk, you could consider moving to geo-fenced user-device attendance.
People can space out and mark attendance from their desks if they please.
What should you know about geo-fencing on Truein?
Truein has evolved over the last 4 years to include more than hundred features. Geo-fencing is only one of them. Like always we have focused on keeping it simple.
- It can be activated or deactivated by the user at a click of a button
- There is no limit to how many locations can be activated
- It is possible to geo-fence attendance by adding Google location address or latitude/longitude co-ordinates
- It is also possible to define the radius around the marked address.
The bottom line
Face recognition is the buzzword in touchless attendance. However, that is just the beginning. Making it more widespread and employee-friendly is what true evolution would be. Activate geo-fencing and other hundred plus features to suit your specific HR policies.
Attendance is a compulsory requirement for every organization. Maintaining attendance register daily is a difficult and time-consuming task. As it is known that primary identification for any human is its face, face recognition provides an accurate system which overcomes the ambiguities like fake attendance, high cost, and time consumption. This system uses face recognizer library for facial recognition and storing attendance. The absentee's supervisor is informed through email regarding the absence of their employees. Features like large data storage and fast computing through less hardware cost are now the need of the hour.
Truein brings face based touchless employee attendance and visitor management system. Integrating advanced technology to your office space for a smooth recording of employee attendance without the hassle of manual labour. As the country resumes work in the Unlock 1.0, here are a few advantages of including Truein in your offices:
More accuracy for better management:
Chances of human errors and redundant data are nil as every activity is recorded by the Truein's trusted system. Truein records entry and exit with its face recognition feature that senses the activity.
Real-time attendance tracking:
Treuin can be integrated with your mobiles, laptops and computers with ease. The seamless integration of the software helps in location tracking, activity recording and making error-free reports.
Managing data with ease:
Truein creates reports and helps the admin to sort and organise huge amount of data without any errors. It has been proved that Truein gives 100% accurate data and makes reports that are useful for better work management and administration of your office.
Various reports for easier decision making:
With IoT based attendance system, calculating your attendance based revenues and generating reports will be much easier and fun. The amount of time it saves will have a tremendous effect on your employee satisfaction role. The work management is less gruelling and you can concentrate on other vital activities during these difficult times.
Amidst the pandemic, a safe touch-less entry for your staff is an important safety measure that every office space must take. Truein has been leading in Face recognition technologies, replacing unhygienic fingerprint biometric system from the past 4 years. It's a robust, accurate and secure attendance system and also serves as one of the finest visitor management systems in the country.
India is about to make a staggering lockdown exit with Unlock 1.0, there are few rules that have to be kept in mind for safer work conditions. Offices can be the hotbeds for the growth and spread of viruses in general, infecting many in a short span of time. Social distancing and sanitising are still of utmost importance, even after the exit. Offices are now allowed to reopen from the 8th of June with 10% workforce. Here are two questions, will employees feel safe to use the biometric attendance system? Will the HR administrate be able to register attendance manually all the time?
It is important for you to understand that being prepared and cautious is now a part of your daily routine. As many states - Delhi Government being the first to pass the rule of suspending biometric systems, we bring Truein face attendance and visitor management system.
Truein understands the importance of unaffected productivity and thus it replaces the fingerprint biometric system with face recognition attendance. This keeps your hygiene on fleek and helps in avoiding infection of your employees. It is completely touchless and is now a must in your office.
Features of Truein that will be befitting to your office:
A tablet is placed at reception or mounted at the entrance gate. As a visitor or employee walks towards it, face recognition is auto-triggered and attendance is recorded without any human contact. It is a secure way of recording accurate attendance and can be run on any device without the hassle of additional hardware. It is quick and mobile as it used top-notch technologies like geofencing attendance and face recognition to create real-time reports with its powerful admin dashboard.
A seamless experience for your visitors as well, Truein is truly a masterpiece that your office needs now. Explore many more features that will help you get back to work with better productivity and safety. We’ve got you covered as we approach the Un- Lockdown!
The Corona outbreak has changed the entire world, creating the need for making the safety of your employees a priority. Safer workplace management and at the same time ensuring smooth operations is now a necessary action that has to be taken.
As the world recovers from the pandemic, here are 5 things you can do to ensure your employee’s well-being and smooth operations in your business:
Remote working is the future (at least for now!):
Despite all the endless statistics on how remote working has proven to be extremely productive, suddenly shifting paradigms could be tedious. Chalk out a plan for remote working that will be feasible for your business and your employees. Ensure everyone is equipped with enough resources to continue the work without hindrance. Try to plan activities to keep them inspired and involved even when working from home.
Clean, sanitised and touchless! (it’s a priority!):
Now that we are on the verge of resuming work, we have to be back with the utmost care. Regular sanitising and cleaning has to be done for safety. In this fight against COVID-19, the first step you should take is to make social distancing a regular affair. Start working in shifts! The most important step is to make your office premises touchless - as much as possible!
Install Truein to ensure a touchless experience for your employees and visitors. Truein not only replaces the very unhygienic fingerprint biometric system but it also helps in keeping a tab on multiple ins and outs of the employees. Its advance technology is befitting to every modern office space irrespective of a pandemic.
Be prepared (mask it up!):
Sanitisers and masks should be a must for everyone working. Be it the visitors or employees or admin staff, washing hands and constantly sanitising is a precaution that you should take. Rearrange your sitting arrangements to maintain social distancing (no more fights on the perfect chairs, PLEASE!). Measure body temperature daily could help in knowing the complete health status. Employees should put their masks on and remove it only when they’re eating. Canteens and pantry should be cleaned to avoid any kind of contamination.
Empathy wins the race (not sympathy!):
In this difficult time, understand your employees. Be considerate of the facts that some of them are away from home while some are struggling to the internet going. As an employer, you should be more promising to your employees and take steps that are good for both, the business and employees. Salary cuts, furloughs and layoffs could demoralise your employees, so make sure your decisions are empathetic.
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Take the necessary steps and resume work in a safe way! Let’s fight the pandemic with a heart!