Fire report

by Lee Porter 20. December 2016 12:06

Companycontrols.net and EW Assist both include a fire report that pulls together the work pattern, punch information, whereabouts and leave and sickness information to provide a comprehensive list of all your staff and their location information.  This can be useful at any time but in particular when you need to know who is in your place of work in an emergency.

Any visitors are also included on the report.

This report is available to view by any user of the software and is on hand at a moments notice. 

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Keeping your training records right

by Lee Porter 20. May 2016 10:44

Our Training management software (part of CompanyControls.net and EW Assist) now offers the ability to have multiple training modules within a training course that can be individually completed over time before completing the master training course.  This would be useful for long term training or training that has a number of elements connected to it.  Examples of training that would benefit from this type of approach would be induction training, on the job experience training or College courses.

Not only does this offer a better view of outstanding training but it also shortens the list of training for the employee so as not to have long and confusing lists of individual elements but a clear view of training achieved.

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Super filter improvements

by Lee Porter 17. May 2016 11:42
The super filter on the People page now offers a filter to show staff coming near their start date anniversary and their birthdays as well as the end of their probabtion periods.

NEW FEATURE: Visitor Log

by Lee Porter 11. September 2015 09:29
Visitor logging is now available by going to Directory > Visitors.  Your staff can prebook their visitors and give reception a better idea of who to expect or book as they walk through the door.  It also gives you a clear view of who is still in the building for fire regulations.

New Leave Year Tasks

by Lee Porter 6. January 2015 11:27

WORKING YEAR CALENDAR 

When a new leave year approaches you will want to make sure a working year calendar exists to cover the period of time.  You can do this by going to Admin > Settings > Calendars > Your Calendars and click on the name of each working year calendar (NOTE: there may be more than one but you only need to consider calendars that have users using them (shown by the 3rd column of 'Num Users')).  Once the calendar is open you should check to see that the next leave year is covered by the Calendar Set Periods (i.e. the years).  If you need to add another year you should increase the 'Num Periods' by 1 (e.g. from 4 to 5) and submit.  This will add the next year to the Calendar Set Periods.  You should check that the Public Holidays, if any are added, are correct and you can remove and add more if needed.

Not having a working year calendar for a year will STOP ANY LEAVE BEING BOOKED THAT FALLS IN THAT YEAR. 

MANDATORY HOLIDAY CALENDAR

This is a similar task to the above but instead of bank holidays and non working days it holds leave days that are forced booked for anyone who uses that Mandatory Calendar.  It is good practice to have a year in the Mandatory calendar added for each year in the working year calendar, even if there are no mandatory dates in the calendar.

LEAVE CYCLES

When a working year calendar is available, then just by booking a leave request will automatically add the leave year if it doesn't already exist.  If you would prefer to add all the leave years for all staff you can do so by going to Admin > System Functionality > Leave > Leave Cycles > Next Year.

MISC

A few jobs to consider:

Any leave rules that work across dates such as management meetings (Admin > System Functionality > Leave > Absence Rules)

Cancel any draft leave thats not needed (Admin > System Functionality > Leave > Current Draft Requests)

Approve or reject any leave that is waiting for approval that's in the past

Add any manual adjustments to individuals leave years for things like extra days for length of service

Types of document

by Lee Porter 28. November 2014 19:33

Files of scanned or saved documents can be uploaded to support various records such as sick notes, training records, drivers' licences or contracts through your software.  On all pages we have added a few examples of the types of documents you may want to upload but you can add to these.

Firstly you should find the page where the new document would best fit e.g. apprentice aggreements on the employee's personal documents page or industry membership cards on the Work Documents page.  Then go to Admin > Files and click 'Add New' next to Bulk File headers:

The File Class corresponds to the best fit page and the File Name is the new type of document such as Medical Review Report, Accident Risk Assessment or training location map/directions.  

Click Add and the new document type will be available to upload files to.

Adding a handy link to your desktop

by Lee Porter 10. November 2014 13:05

You can put commonly used links to pages and reports on your desktop for easy access.  Some examples are:

  • EW Assist front door - https://ewassist.co.uk/cc
  • A particular page e.g. People page - navigate to the required page and copy the URL in the address bar
  • A report e.g. Leave cycles - open the report and copy the URL in the address bar

To add a link on your desktop, right click on your desktop and select New > Shortcut.  In 'Type the location of the item:' paste or type the URL of the webpage or report you wish to add and click Next.  In 'Type the Name for this shortcut:' type a name that describes its destination e.g. Leave report, John Smith, open injuries etc and click Finish.

A new icon will have been added to your desktop.  Double clicking that icon will open your browser and navigate to the URL.  So long as you are logged in it will go directly to the page or report, otherwise EW Assist will ask you to login first and then proceed to the page or report.

Equality and Diversity Module

by Lee Porter 15. July 2014 15:11

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
 
Keeping this information can be time consuming but We makes it easy to capture.  The questions and possible answers, which are available to edit and add to, are only available to your employees.  The reporting of this information is at a company level.  This is particularly important as the answers to these questions are often very personal.  The questions cover length of service, age, sex, Ethnicity, Disability, sexual orientation and religion.

 

Work Documents and the super filter

by Lee Porter 11. June 2014 14:45

A range of important documents can be recorded in the Work Document area such as Drivers License, MOTs, insurance, Passport and Visas.  Each one with an expiry date.

When looking at your list of People the Super Filter (in the search area) can look for any Work Document that are expired, expiring in 8 weeks or 4 weeks and just show any people it finds.  The date(s) that meet the Super Filters criteria are highlighted in red, orange or yellow to clearly show the offending document and the urgency of its renewal.

Employee notes

by Lee Porter 17. March 2014 11:30

You can capture notes for an employee at People > Employee Name > Person (dropdown) > Work/Edit

 

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