Despite tough times, companies and institutions still pay little attention to the optimization of their staff. This is remarkable because for most organizations it often makes up more than 80 percent of total costs
Numerous studies, carried out by the Déhora Consultancy Group, show that by improving workforce planning employers often save tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars, without significant investment.
Organizations can now use the 'Staff Cost Calculator' to self-assess and wonder about the high savings that an improved planning can provide. Déhora makes this calculator available to everyone on the Working Time Office website workingtimeoffice.com/calculator.
Improved workforce planning means better working conditions, so everyone is happy, and less occurrences of forced change of staff. This saves on the cost of recruiting, educating and training new staff. Also the sick leave of staff reduces, which is also a considerable saving.. Through smart planning, overtime and idle hours can be avoided and unnecessary labor costs won’t escalate. Finally Déhora notes that planners are not always well prepared for their duties or don’t have good scheduling software available. As a result, there are problems with law and regulations and the collective Conditions and agreement are not respected. This can lead to conflicts with the staff, the work councils and occasionally to substantial fines by the Labour Inspectorate. The result of a not optimized workforce planning is that employers unnecessary spend large sums of money each year.
Déhora (dehora.nl) has been helping companies and institutions for 23 years to improve their workforce and reduce staff costs. One example is Working Time Office (WTO), a complete workforce planning tool developed in Excel, which individuals and business users can use free for testing purposes. WTO (WorkingTimeOffice.com) is recommended in The Netherlands by many unions and is the only recommended and certified staff planning evaluation system by the Dutch Labour Inspectorate, making a 100 percent accurate control of the decent working time and collective agreement.
The ISO certification demonstrates that our operations meet the highest standards. With one hundred employees in the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland we effectively support our clients with their workforce planning.