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Kronos introduces employee contact-tracing capability, HR News, ETHRWorld

BENGALURU: Taking action to help organisations and their essential employees during the Covid-19 pandemic while providing new functionality for businesses to consider when creating plans and implementing protective measures for reopening in the future, Kronos has introduced an automated reporting capability for employee contact tracing that will be available for Workforce Dimensions, Kronos Workforce Central, Kronos Workforce Ready, and Kronos iSeries Central customers globally at no additional charge, said a statement issued today.

This will aid global contact-tracing efforts and support the many essential business operations and public sector services provided by its customers, as well as help streamline the employee contact-tracing process, if needed, for tens of thousands of organisations worldwide.

Leveraging data science to analyse labour records and time and attendance data collected by a Kronos solution, the new capability can generate a simple report that organisations can use to quickly identify and communicate to employees who may have come in contact with a co-worker who has tested positive or is presumed positive for Covid-19. An employer can generate a contact-tracing report using only the afflicted employee’s ID number to identify potential contacts – i.e. employees clocked in at the same time and same location as someone testing positive or presumed positive for Covid-19 – based on overlapping shifts.This information can empower organisations to partner with health officials to rapidly notify potentially exposed employees and ensure their people receive appropriate care, treatment, and proper direction – such as self-quarantining instructions and initiating heightened cleaning efforts in exposed work areas – to help reduce the risk of further virus transmission.

“As India is gradually coming to terms with the current crisis with organisations starting operations again, it is important for employers to take utmost precautions and relook at health and safety measures at the workplace. Resuming a normal work routine with social distancing and limited staff will not be an easy task for companies globally. The contact-tracing feature is something existing customers can enable themselves,” said Sumeet Doshi, country manager – India, Kronos.

It will enable employers to be armed with the necessary information that will help them balance the needs of the enterprise while creating a safe and healthy environment for their people, Doshi added.

  • Published On Apr 29, 2020 at 04:14 PM IST

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