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Predicted Power Shortage Places Emphasis on Home Care Employees to Provide Superior Service
[June 12, 2014]

Predicted Power Shortage Places Emphasis on Home Care Employees to Provide Superior Service

(Cision Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) IQTimecard, the remote workforce management tool which has revolutionised dozens of businesses across the country, is urging home care organisations to make sure they have contingency plans in place for blackouts, as the National Grid warn that power shortages and blackouts could become a more regular occurrence.

With EU legislation forcing the closure of coal and oil power stations all over the country, and not enough being done to implement green energy solutions around the UK, many homes and businesses are facing the risk of blackouts over the coming winters, putting vulnerable home care clients at risk and making life harder for the home care organisations that monitor mobile workers and must try to balance work schedules that will intensify with a power cut.

IQTimecard is an electronic call monitoring system which allows management teams to monitor their staff more carefully during these busy and stressful times, allowing for better scheduling and more awareness of client arrivals and departures when they are most needed.

David Lynes, Director of IQTimecard, says, “With the National Grid making some worrying predictions about the increased frequency of blackouts, we are entering what could be a tense time for many in the home care industry. Home care clients are often very vulnerable, and when blackouts occur they can be placed in very real danger – it is the responsibility of home care teams to make sure all of their clients are cared for in such times. This could potentially result in longer shifts and more stressful working conditions, but with our electronic call monitoring system, schedules can be streamlined and employees can be tracked and monitored at all times to ensure that the appropriate care is being delivered.” One of the key benefits of the time and attendance solution is its mobile nature – in the event of a power cut, it won’t just be the home care clients that are suffering. Businesses will not have access to their centralised systems – unless, of course, they are stored in the cloud, like IQTimecard’s database. Managers can sign into an intuitive dashboard on a smartphone or tablet to check schedules and monitor employee arrivals, and employees can utilise their mobile devices to clock in with their management team and let them know they’re where they’re supposed to be.

IQTimecard are now encouraging home care organisations to consider how they monitor their mobile workforces and how they manage the stressful event of a power cut, with plenty of time to implement new systems and policies before the winter hits.

To find out more about IQTimecard and the changes it could make to your remote workforce, visit their website: Please direct press queries to Rebecca Appleton at Dakota Digital. Email or Tel: 01623 428996. About IQTimecard: IQTimecard is a fully hosted and managed remote workforce management solution using cutting-edge telephony services, all of which have been developed to provide low cost, comprehensive real time information on workforce activity.

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