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Regent Cleaning

 
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 base.

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 www.regentcleaning.com

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Issued March 2011 by
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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 www.regentcleaning.com

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 www.samsic.fr

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