How a Renowned University Uses Time Tracking Software to Simplify Processes
As one of the largest and most prestigious research universities in New York State, Stony Brook University is home to over 20,000 students and 17,000 employees. But the attendees aren't strictly involved in scholastic activities. Many participate in athletics throughout the year - both competitively and non-competitively. As a result, the university employs hundreds of student staff to manage athletic events, facilities, and fields.
As the second largest employer on campus, the Recreation and Wellness Department employs many of those student workers. Their intramural referees and coordinators manage all operations at their athletic fields. Their student fitness instructors and lifeguards work in multiple facilities and roles at the on-campus, non-athlete gym. Their operations staff and managers coordinate all aspects of building activities and events, the keystone to a large, dynamic operation. Prior to COVID-19, Recreation and Wellness had many other workers which they anticipate returning to their global workforce. This made it critical that, with the many teams and workers they employ, they find a solution that maximized the efficiency of determining staff availability, generating conflict-free schedules, clocking in, and communicating their time-and-attendance data to their back-office accounting software.