Leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions, Kronos, has introduced an automated reporting capability for employee contact tracing for workplaces in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leveraging data science to analyse labour records and time and attendance data, the new capability generates a report for organisations 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.

To use the tool, employers need to enter an employee’s ID number, locations of interest and date range to be searched. All employees meeting those criteria who clocked in during that time will be listed.

Kronos manging director for ANZ and SEA, Charlie DeWitt told Retailbiz, “As retailers start to open up their doors in Australia, our aim is to ensure the safety of our customers’ people. We have greatly simplified this complex process for our customers so they can take rapid action to communicate to workers if notified of a presumed-positive case at their facility. We hope to be able to support our customers’ efforts to open up safely while protecting the health of their employees and in turn, the general public.”

The new capability is available for Workforce Dimensions, Kronos Workforce Central, Kronos Workforce Ready, and Kronos iSeries Central customers globally at no additional charge.

Kronos has also developed a COVID-19 Resource Centre, available via the Kronos Customer Community, with information on timekeeping devices, access to employee badges and 24/7 support.