AXLR8 now have a fully developed Paxton interface using the Net2 architecture. It allows you to use physical Paxton scanning devices to check that staff have arrived for their shifts on time and can record check in time, check out time and other times such as tour locations and breaks. This is popular with agency staff and permanent staffing in:
and many other areas.
The systems are being deployed to check staff in and out and to record security and other tour paths in football stadia, building sites, shopping arcades, factories, warehouses, hospitals and other large organisations where staff attendance needs to be recorded. This involves physical Paxton hardware installed at critcal places on site This could be for, e.g. a fingerprint or RFID card scan.
How does this compare with the AXLR8 Proof of Location smart phone app?
Where you have staff attending sites just once or on an oocasional basis – e.g. field marketing or once-off experiential or other services, naturally, you will still require the AXLR8 Proof of Location system using the staff’s BYOD smartphone and or web apps. This is based upon a selfie on site and the satelite geo data proving that:
the specific employee you booked and trained for that job
was actually there at or before the shift time and, if necessary
standing in a prescribed uniform
with e.g. a demonstration kit set up.
As they may be in any town, at another site on any day, you cannot install hardware for a fingerprint or RFID scan. Many of our clients have staff rotas at locations where they cannot or may not install or use T&M hardware for other reasons.
So the AXLR8 BYOD PoL solution is complementary to the T&M solution for permanent work places.
AXLR8 has been providing the tools for clients’ mobile workers to collect data using an online tablet or smart phone for around ten years. The first ones ran on devices like the the Blackberry.
health and safety audits
field marketing store visit reports
staff vetting workshops
local authority social sureys
AXLR8 Clients collect tens of thousands of data items around the world, every minute, using this technology.
Surveys with no internet
However, customers still find that there are some places they must go where it is impossible or inconvenient to acquire an internet connection. Places with unreliable or no internet connection include:
an agricultural setting
a basement or underground carpark
on board ship
a shop or building that blocks or shields 4G and 3G
no data allowance for the period using BYOD
a remote foreign location with no (secure) internet.
So a couple of years ago, AXLR8 created an app that allowed offline reporting.
You download the surveys/ report questions to your device before setting off at a point where you can use a WIFI connection. Then you open the questionnaire and fill in the responses as you move around: inspect the building or inteview the public or check merchandise levels – or whatever your field task is. Following that field survey, when you return to the internet connection, you can submit the saved survey and all the data and pictures/files/video are uploaded to the cloud.
From there, the usual functions are possible by you or by your trusty back office support staff: creating documents, presenting the data on AXLR8 designed client portals, extracting the data and writing analyses, etc.
In the first quarter of 2016, applications coming through AXLR8 applicant tracking systems rose to 10.21 times the comparable number in 2015 in the same first calendar quarter. This is partly because the number of clients adopting AXLR8’s HR systems have increased and partly because of the increase in applications for work at our clients. The latter is probably because they are great places to work and they are winnig more business using our sales tools.
We will also be researching if our automated “job position broadcasting” system and “staff recommend a friend” systems are helping.
It could potentially be that the application forms have constantly been improved. Thanks to all our clients helping this function develop.
With the economy heating up and lower jobless figures, it is harder to attract the best and recruit them. So ALXR8 has created a new platform for launching jobs to multiple advertising media and portals.
You can set up the details of permanent and temporary positions and publish to your choice of media: