Importance of Dashboards for Managers

Manager dashboard

HR on Cloud, Leave & Attendance, Performance Management

Just like a car dashboard, a software application dashboard also visually displays the most critical and real time information. This is often required by users to take timely decisions. The manager dashboard not only cuts down the manual administrative efforts and improve operational efficiencies but also help in responding to changes faster in the dynamic business environments of today.

Dashboards allow managers to view information in graphical or tabular format, quickly identify the problem areas, and drill-down to root causes behind the issues. Managers may use dashboards to monitor human resource utilization, employee productivity and to display metrics such as:

Employees on leaveGoal settings and performance of employees
Personal events, birthdays, and address changesCost metrics of employees
Timely attendanceFeedback on various organization initiatives.
Pending requestsEmployees on exit.

The need to integrate data from multiple data sources has given rise to the use of dashboards. Without dashboards, the decision makers have to build and update data from various sources, which is a time consuming and tedious activity and in many cases is not possible at all.

For example, availability of a leave dashboard could help managers plan team activities and task allocation. An exit dashboard can help in various activities such as task reallocation, relationship setting, an exit party and so on. An expense dashboard helps in the analysis of spends and can be correlated to various initiatives and outcomes in the company.

A company may setup an SLA for request approvals and a CEO dashboard could indicate which managers are taking longer than the desired time for approval. Sitting on top of leave requests has been found to be one of the biggest reasons for employee dissatisfaction in companies. Availability of real-time data allows the leadership to provide the desired push to the errant managers.

Benefits of Manager Dashboard

The Manager dashboards can help managers fine tune their decisions based on multiple data points. Companies can help their managers cut down the time and costs associated with manual methods in following ways:

  • Span based on role: Provide a multi-role dashboard for all managers where the managers can view employees under different spans such as: Manager, Department head (HOD), HR Manager, and Leadership (eg. CEO). The span allocation should be available automatically based on the managers role in the organization.
  • Self help: Managers may view the dashboard periodically and respond faster to changes in KPI such as late comings and absenteeism, instead of talking to HR for time and attendance.
  • Timely greeting: Managers may wish employees on their life events such as birthdays, joining anniversary, house change, child birth, rewards and recognitions, promotions, and even marriage anniversary. A caring word goes a long way in building commitment, especially if it comes from a senior level person.
  • Trends analysis: For instance, a manager may realize that an employee always comes late on a Monday morning. On understanding the reason, the manager may schedule the Monday morning meeting accordingly rather than embarrassing the employee every week.

Empxtrack offers interactive team dashboards that allow managers view member profiles, leave requests, spends, promotions, transfers, and much more. In addition, the intuitive performance management dashboards of Empxtrack system accurately identify the potential of employees for career planning.

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TAGS: Attendance Software, Employees, HR, Leave Management System, Performance Management

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