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WorkSmarter -Transforming People Management from Spreadsheets to a Single Platform

Why Icon Plastics chose WorkSmarter to transform their People Management operations.

Suzi Jordan
Suzi Jordan Marketing Coordinator
Goodbye spreadsheets, hello WorkSmarter…"All our staff love it!"

Running any business involves many People Management responsibilities - tracking holidays, managing absences and keeping accurate work time records, to name just a few. 
Tasks and daily admin can often become overwhelming, leading to potential errors and misunderstandings. That's where WorkSmarter comes in.
A busy manufacturing company shares their experience of joining WorkSmarter.
Based in North East England since its formation in 2002, Icon Plastics provides integrated manufacturing solutions to a range of industries, including automotive, telecoms and utilities, and healthcare.
Like many SMEs, they employed traditional methods for managing their 75 employees - such as the use of spreadsheets for tracking holidays and absences. But these old-school systems caused no end of stress and hassle. 
“What came with that was a constant headache,” explains Development Manager Charlie Goodfellow. “This involved updating spreadsheets, cancelling and re-adding holidays, possible errors and people questioning their holiday entitlement.”
The business, situated in Stockton-on-Tees, had reached a tipping point and knew they needed to modernise their daily processes to ensure they weren’t being held back. Their challenge was to find the most effective way to simplify and streamline complex admin tasks and make this the best possible fit for the company’s specific requirements.  
“In our search for a solution, we came across WorkSmarter and never looked back.”
Businesses of every size can use WorkSmarter’s affordable technology solutions to streamline their people operations through a range of fantastic services, all from one intuitive platform. A secure mobile app provides even more speed and convenience with instant connection whenever you need it.
·       Holiday and Absence Management – smarter tracking, full visibility
·       Attendance Tracker and Timesheets – easy oversight of hybrid work & shifts 
·       Flexible, relevant People Management services – easily scalable 
·       A range of HR tools for better connectivity and collaborative planning 
·       Expenses & Mileage – fast, precise, simple
·       Powerful, secure, reliable software. User-friendly system. Easy setup
·       Great customer service & support 
The all-in-one People Management solution
Managing people admin from one central platform is key to helping SMEs level the playing field: manual effort is reduced and valuable hours saved, allowing managers to spend more time on business growth and development. 
Secure software makes it easy to customise and tailor your unique admin processes, ensuring you keep control while leveraging all the advantages that come with automation. 
For Charlie Goodfellow, moving Icon Plastics from a spreadsheet culture to an innovative centralised system has helped them overcome so many everyday obstacles: “WorkSmarter is a one-stop-shop and provides an answer to all the issues we were experiencing.
“All our staff love it too. It allows them to organise their holidays in advance, see their remaining entitlement, and clock in/out all from their phone.”
Here to help busy SMEs
Moving to a different way of working can sometimes be a little daunting, but WorkSmarter’s friendly team makes everything as easy as possible. You’ll get set-up support and all the expert advice and help needed. 
“From the initial meeting, and up until now, our process with Luke and the team has been seamless,” says Charlie. “All-in-all I can’t fault the application, or the service provided by everyone at WorkSmarter.”
WorkSmarter is loved and trusted by many thousands of SMEs across the world, from a vast range of sectors and industries. 
Our services help businesses everywhere keep their teams organised and running on schedule.
When you speak to us about your People Management requirements, we take the time and care to understand how your unique business works so we can ensure you make the most of everything we offer. 
Talk to one of our friendly experts today, to see how our affordable plans can work for you. Get in touch: [email protected] 
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