Drayton Manor Theme Park Renews Investment in Time & Attendance Technology from AUTOTIME

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Drayton Manor Theme Park Renews Investment in Time & Attendance Technology from AUTOTIME


AUTOTIME, a division of HFX, one of the UK’s developers of workforce management solutions, announced that Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire renewed its investment in the company’s real-time Biometric Time & Attendance system, following a corporate review of scheduling processes. 750 staff who work at the 280-acre theme park including the 15-acre zoo and four-star 150 bedroom Drayton Manor Hotel are using the newly expanded Vanquish system to boost payroll accuracy, gain time and cost efficiencies and demonstrate compliance with important National and European employment legislation.

Clare Beasley, Director of People at Drayton Manor, commented, “Running a theme park of our magnitude and diversity is a complex business and requires sophisticated technology to match. We first turned to AUTOTIME in 2010 and as our business grew, we tried different ways of managing our employees. However, nothing beats the unique AUTOTIME approach. The Vanquish software is so easy to use! It’s fast and gives us vital, real-time information on holidays, time off in lieu and other absences, allows us to create and download valuable reports in an instant, and we also benefit from AUTOTIME’s constant innovation in the product.”

Drayton Manor uses Vanquish for time and attendance and is beginning to roll-out the system for rostering purposes. Staff simply clock in and out by placing their hand over one of the 14 biometric hand reader terminals when they start and finish work and whenever they leave the premises for breaks or other business reasons. Around 40 managers rely on Vanquish to view their teams’ activities and keep track of their weekly hours to make sure staff are not falling below the national minimum wage threshold and comply with European Work Time Directives. Most recently, Drayton Manor expanded the Vanquish solution further by exporting data from the hand reader terminals directly into the corporate Sage Snowdrop payroll system to accurately track the hours that staff work against planned rosters.