The contract cleaning industry is faced with significant challenges
when it comes to managing staff. Regent is tackling the subject with a
major investment across all of its sites.
Auto Time Solutions, one of the UK's leading providers of workforce
management systems, has been selected to provide and implement its
state-of-the-art Vanquish management solution to Regent's UK client
The Vanquish system will administer the time and attendance and activity
management of staff working at client sites, its deployment providing
Regent and its clients with real-time visibility into the working
practices of employees working on remote sites.
At larger sites, Auto Time will be installing Ingersoll Rand biometric
Handpunch terminals to capture employee clocking data.
These terminals automatically take a three dimensional reading of the
size and shape of an employee's hand and will verify their identity when
clocking in for work in less than one second. As such it will provide
Regent with a quick and reliable way of capturing clocking data whilst
removing the possibility of fraudulent activity.
At smaller sites, Auto Time will be supplying Auto Time telecheck, a
landline based clocking system that will enable employees to use
conventional telephones on client sites to register their attendance.
By using clients' existing telephone systems Regent will be able to
capture data in a cost effective manner without having to purchase
additional hardware. As well as recording employee time and attendance
the telecheck system uses a unique PIN verify the site identity.
Regent Cleaning Joint Managing Director Jonathan King said: "Vanquish is
one of the most exciting technology advances being implemented at Regent
in recent months.
"Its application brings increased service levels through shortened
response time to any reported issues, and enables us to pass on benefit
such as reduced contract management time and thereby improved
value-for-money for our customers.
"Our people are Regent's single greatest asset and their welfare
paramount to the success of our business," Jonathan added.
"Auto Time's ability to alert managers should a member of staff not
arrive on site when due, not only allows for the elimination of service
failures but is a further step in enabling the continued well being of
personnel made up of mainly remote workers."
As well as managing the welfare of staff and improving overall business
performance, Vanquish will remove the administrative burden associated
with handling timesheets and manually inputting data.
Deployment of the system will start in February and it is anticipated
that the project will be completed over the next 12 months.
Further information at
Issued March 2011 by
petermuir public relations
Whiteleaf Business Centre, Buckingham Industrial Park, Buckingham MK18
tel 00 44 (0) 1296 715228 Contact: Peter Muir
About Regent Cleaning
Operating from 14 UK locations with over 4500 employees, £30 million
turnover Regent Cleaning is a major supplier of cleaning to private and
public sector accounts in the commercial, leisure, healthcare and
educational sectors. Founded in 1986, the company has grown by over 20%
in the last year alone.
Recent gains include the expansion of Regent's provision to the Ministry
of Justice's Courts, the NHS BT (National Blood Service) premises, and
Matthew Boulton College. In 2008, Regent Cleaning expanded market share
and extended geographical reach with the acquisition of Birmingham-based
Exclusive Support Services, which also has offices in London, Harwich
and Manchester. In 2010, it entered the Scotland cleaning market with
the acquisition of Precise Cleaning Services, brining it a further four
regional offices. Further information at
About Samsic Group
Founded in 1986, Rennes-based Samsic fields over 40,000 employees from
200 locations on behalf of more than 10,000 clients across Europe. The
company also owns subsidiaries in Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg,
Spain and Portugal. Highly regarded for the quality of its service
professionalism, Samsic has expanded from its core cleaning offer to
undertake tasks ranging from security to recruitment and home domestic
services on behalf of a wide customer base. Further information at