According to the International Labour Organisation, ILO Geneva, most nations have stipulated requirements for a weekly rest day. It is mostly Sundays or in some cases, a continuous rest period of 24 hours per week.
End of Financial Year (EFOY) is upon most of us and your business is likely now working on preparing tax filing. This time can be a stressful and busy time for those responsible. Working through your year of statements, checking exemptions, making certain to following existing and new rulings, etc. For Human Resource and Finance departments, it includes covering the companies’ responsibilities to their employees.
Flipping through staff profiles and checking and counter-checking team members’ availability and speciality and level of proficiency? For many industries, especially the healthcare, roster is not just a matching of demand and supply of manpower during a certain period.
How is your festive roster planning coming along? It could be as hard as the spring cleaning you’ve to do. Considering the workforce in Singapore is 75% Chinese (as illustrated in chart below from the Department of Statistics) and they may all rather be celebrating than working on the first two days of the Chinese New Year. The tough decision of putting staff on a shift that they prefer not, may affect their motivations and ultimately impact their performances. It could be the service they render, the care they provide to customers. Worst of all, will they stay in the organization if they perceived this as a bias rostering?
Topics: Time and Attendance