“BreadTalk, a Singaporean lifestyle brand that has gained international appeal, is widely credited for taking the bread and bakery industry to new heights. BreadTalk Group Limited has rapidly expanded to become a distinctive household brand owner that has established its mark on the world stage with its bakery, restaurant and food atrium footprints. Its brand portfolio comprises BreadTalk, Toast Box, Food Republic, Din Tai Fung, The Icing Room, RamenPlay, Thye Moh Chan and Carl’s Jr. in China. With a global staff strength of 7,000 employees, the Group has a network of over 800 outlets in 15 territories such as Singapore, China, Hong Kong and the Middle East.”
BreadTalk plans to utilize PayrollHero to streamline their HR processes and revitalize how their attendance data is collected. Their employees are excited to start clocking in for work via #selfies and getting real time analytics around their time and attendance.
Hosted by Brandon, this webinar will focus on a brief review of the entire platform with a focus on the Payroll functionality and the Government forms that PayrollHero helps complete for your business so you don’t have to stress about doing them properly!
All you need is a Skype account, preferably a pair of microphone headphones to ask questions and better quality internet connection to get the most of your experience!
Ghost employees are a worldwide problem… every once in a while we take a look at Google News to see what is happening in the world of ghost employee fraud. Here is what we found today from New York, Manila and Philadelphia.
City to recoup $1.4 million from custodians’ “ghost employee” scheme
“…two Bronx high school custodians had defrauded the city out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by listing “no-show” employees on their payrolls, the city announced a deal to get the money back.” (more)
Human rights commissioner suspended for ‘grave misconduct’
“There were also complaints of Quisumbing requesting and accepting a share of her staff’s salary, and employing and maintaining ghost employees.” (more)
CITY HALL SAM: Unions Back Boyle, Evans Backs Wolf, Kane Backs Himself
“STATE REP. J.P. MIRANDA was indicted on charges of using ghost employees in his district office. The new State Representative will have a chance to explain himself, but the vultures are already flying around his State Rep seat.” (more)
We have been giving out some rewards to employees of our clients lately for being punctual for their shifts. Winners have received rewards from some of our partners including CBTL, Uber, FourEyes, Candy Corner and others. Here are some of the recent winners:
Exciting news! PayrollHero has been chosen by the Singapore Business Review as one of the 20 Hottest Startups in Singapore for 2014. What an honour, thanks SBR! You can see the whole article here in the online edition of the magazine.
We have all been there, watching the clock before you start work knowing that you are not going to make it on time. It is not a great feeling and it only becomes worse when it is something clearly your own fault, but that doesn’t mean you don’t hear a few good excuses from tardy colleagues. Here is our list of the top 5 most common excuses for being late.
5. Heavy line up getting food/coffee before work
4. Family/kids event held me up
3. Alarm didn’t wake me up
2. Weather implications
I am sure most of you agree traffic is the easiest candidate to blame for being late (except in Whistler) as it can be unexpected, uncontrollable and downright restricting on your day especially in countries like Philippines where congested transportation is a major issue. However we wanted to remind you from PayrollHero how important being punctual and on time is. Planning your day and taking weather into account is your first step to being more timely. Being late consistently will hinder both your career prospects and colleague relationships. Disappointing or letting down your team is the easiest way to lose respect in a workplace and create tension among your coworkers.
With this list however, we want to ask you what is the best excuse for being late you have ever heard? We have all heard quite a few so I encourage you to share the most memorable one you have ever heard in the comments below!
EDSA which stands for “Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue” is a Special Holiday only for schools to remember the public civil resistance demonstrations in Manila during 1983 to 1986. Thousands of people spoke out on the injustice of regime violence and electoral fraud for months on end. It is also commonly referred to as the People Power Revolution or the Yellow Revolution because of the many yellow ribbons that were seen during the demonstrations that followed Benigno Aquino Jr.’s assassination.
UBER has partnered with PayrollHero to provide free rides to punctual employees. All you have to do is consistently show up for work on time and you could win a free UBER ride.
For those that don’t know how UBER works, they are a technology company that provides an app to make it quick and easy to find a ride.
From their website; “UBER is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 70 cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.”
My favorite features of UBER… emailed receipts with exact trip details, cashless (no need to argue with driver about his lack of change), slick app that lets you see where the vehicle is and a rating system so that you can provide feedback on the driver or vehicle.
Companies all over the world want (read: need) to keep track of employees time. From being aware of their start time / end time, to knowing how late or early they are from their scheduled time, knowing the time and attendance of employees is important. There are many ways companies try and achieve this;
1. Traditional Punch Clock
2. Manual Hand Written Journal
3. Excel / Google Doc for Attendance
4. Bio-metrics (finger scanner)
5. Honor System
Each have their drawbacks and 4 out of 5 enable massive fraud. Time theft is a big problem in companies and adds up quickly. Imagine an employee who is 5 minutes late for work and leaves 4 minutes early. 9 minutes a day, times 5 days, times 52 weeks is 39 hours a year in paid but unworked time. Almost a full week! Now imagine you have multiple employees doing this. How much time theft is your company allowing?
Check out PayrollHero’s Time, Attendance, Scheduling and Analytics platform – we eliminate buddy punching, ghost employees and make it fun for employees to clock in and out for work.