In the "Hours Worked Report flow" which I showed the other day, it has been designed that the working status becomes "Vacation" when the deadline passed without reporting one's attendance. Does it mean that it is possible for the person him/herself or the boss or the management to confirm the days when the vacations were taken just by looking at the processing record of the "Attendance Report flow", which is actually the attendance record?

No, Wait a minute... There could be a possibility of a case where it has been recorded as vacation despite worked, because forgotten reporting. In the first place, a "vacation" should be given only after you apply in advance and your boss approves it.

The management department checks the monthly service record by matching "Leave application" and "Attendance record (record of Hours-worked reports)". In case if an employee is recorded as on vacation on the attendance record, but the corresponding application has not been submitted, you need a correction of attendance record (reapplication) or to ask submission of leave application (Post-application). In order to reduce the extra labor in the management department, it is desirable to correctly make attendance reports and leave applications, and to confirm oneself whether there are omissions at the end of the month.

[Leave Request Flow]

In Japan, half a month has passed since a new fiscal year started, so I guess the new hires are getting used to their new environment.

In the past two weeks, we introduced workflows for "Attendance report flow" and "Daily report flow" oriented (not necessarily) for new employees. If you've "reported" properly every day, I suppose you thoroughly got used to operations of the Workflow platform.
When you compare these two Workflows, you will recognize that they are very similar
  • It is automatically started and appears in [My Tasks] of all employees every morning
  • An employee reports, the boss (a leader) confirms.
  • The deadline has been set and if it is not finished until, it automatically terminates

Even though the contents to be reported are different as "work time" and "work contents" depending on the Workflows, their outlines are almost the same. Then, why don't you put these together?

[Attendance-Work Report]

In the previous post, I introduced you the "Hours-worked report" which even new hires make every day. It has been designed considering input effort to be reduced by devising of initial value and input screen so that reports are made properly every day. Speaking everyday report, the daily report is one of them. Whether it is during the training period or after being assigned, it is an important task for new recruits to report the "works done" and "matters learned" to the superiors or to seniors.

Through the daily report, new hires can learn business etiquette and how to work, and also help them communicate with their boss, seniors or other employees. Above all, the opportunity to look back on the day and organize what you learned or noticed is particularly important to be in the new environment.

[Daily Report]

In Japan, spring is the season of cherry blossom and the starting of a new life.

Another new fiscal year begins today, so an employment ceremony is held in many companies. Once a new employee is assigned, the superiors, senior employees, or HR staffs will instruct this and that of company life. Among them, it supposedly includes "how to make work report".

Recently, "Workstyle reformation" and "Discretionary working time system (Exempt employee)" are topics frequently discussed, so it is very important to be able to record and to recognize the hours worked properly. (Attendance management)
Reporting and recording of attendance and leave time has been managed in various ways, such as by filling in paper or stamping on time cards when it used to be, or now with IC cards or in a dedicated system, etc. Also, to use a general-purpose Workflow system is one of the ways.

Sometimes "Attendance report flow" is referred to as "the four major Workflow Apps", together with "Work request flow", "Procurement request flow" and "Out-of-pocket expenses claim flow" which I introduced you before as "the Starter templates pack". By managing attendance using cloud-based Workflow, you can take advantages of the following.
  • Teleworkers/Remote workers or staffs with frequent outings can also be recorded in the workplace or on the go
  • Daily processing allows new members to become accustomed to Workflow operations
  • Possible to improve ease-of-use for the organization continuously (would lead to reform of work style)

[Hours Worked Report]