Workforce Management

360° view of labour performance versus cost, employee balanced score cards and much, much more.

You know you need the right people, in the right place, at the right time to optimise your labour spend. But how do you accomplish that?

Meet Your Challenges

  • Keep track of starters, leavers, training, holidays and absences with smart charts and graphs that show you the trends.
  • Gain insight with forecasting, scheduling and time and attendance, presented in line with key performance indicators in whatever detail you choose.
  • Stay on top of what's really happening with dashboards that tell you what you need to know.
  • Get the right people in the right place at the right time with a highly accurate, automated forecast.

Fourth Analytics gives you one version of the truth. When it comes to your staff, Fourth's workforce management analytics turn your data into real information. Now you can visualise, interrogate and interact with business critical information exactly how you'd like in seconds.

Key Benefits

  • Identify labour saving opportunities, potentially enhancing savings by up to 2%.
  • See what's important to your business with customisable dashboards.
  • See over- and under-spend with payroll analysis reporting.
  • Reward your best performers and help those that need it with employee balanced scorecards.



The Problem
Understanding the trends behind your HR data is essential to truly understanding business performance. This data is often in silos, making extracting the intelligence behind it complex at best and impossible at worst.

Our Solution
Fourth Analytics' smart charts and graphs show you the trends in all your starters and leavers and their training, holidays and absences data. With Fourth's human resource software solutions, automated KPI reporting takes seconds not days. Gender splits and job function analysis are now easy to see.

1. See labour cost efficiency over time
1. Track your staff’s attendance record
2. Track your staff’s attendance record according to your own thresholds and parameters
3. Alerts staff not clocking in or out or both
4. Easily see the best and worst performing sites for hours paid vs hours worked
5. What can one site learn from another?
1. Plots your menu items against each other by profitability and popularity
2. Showing which menu items may need re-evaluating
3. And highlights profit improvement opportunities by showing where selling prices are too low
1. Track absences by reason
2. Track absences by month
1. Track absences by length of service and employment type


The Problem
Accurate data on true business performance, whether it's labour productivity or how well talent is recruited and retained, is hard to find and even harder to extract and interpret. Poor patterns are missed and subsequently repeated.

Our Solution
Now all the intelligence in your data is transformed into graphical information. Automated staff turnover reporting shows why you lose people and where you are recruiting well, by brand, GM and region, while reports such as Gender Pay Gap analysis help you easily comply with legislation and regulations. Automated actual versus budget labour reporting shows your true labour cost in seconds, while automated forecasts show how well sites are scheduling. Now you can see the areas needing attention at a glance.

1. Easily see the varuiance between actual hours vs required hours to meet forecast demand
2. Highlights overstaffing by timeslots
1. See when the biggest areas of labour overspend occur
2. See who the best – and worst - performing Area Managers are
1. See leavers by Area Manager
2. What can one AM learn from another AM?
3. Many returning home to their country of origin: too much reliance on transient labour?
4. Loss of staff to the competition: do paty rates need addressing?
1. Is this disparity in Leavers' gender in line with the overall gender mix?
2. Why is Brand B losing more people than Brand A?


The Problem
Transient, seasonal, part-time and full-time workers are paid hourly, weekly or monthly with differing pension contributions, which often results in errors and staff being overpaid. True payroll performance analysis can be costly to implement and labour intensive to compile.

Our Solution
Smart charts in Fourth Analytics show you what's really happening. At a glance, the dashboards show you all your data any way you need to see it to ensure your staff has the right pay and the right pension every pay period - with zero overspend.

1. See gross to net pay history
2. And payment/deduction type history


1. See gross to net pay history by AM

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Fourth’s Workforce Management solutions are available in four Editions designed to meet the level of control you want, to deliver immediate ROI and provide scale as your business grows.


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Fourth Analytics provides the depth of analysis and detailed information our hotels need – particularly in showing trends, giving long term overviews and high level summaries. It flags trends for further investigation and also provides fact-based confirmation of what we originally suspected. Where necessary, we can then drill into our Fourth solution to a fine level of detail to enable us to take positive action. An example of this positive action was increasing our level of part-time and flexible labour after Fourth Analytics helped quantify an imbalance in our staffing profile. Now we have a greater percentage of employees on part time and flexible contracts, with the obvious effects on the bottom line. I would certainly recommend Fourth Analytics to any hotel operator wanting to understand and act upon trends, improve operational efficiency and help spot and eliminate unnecessary spend.

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