Blog13 October 2023

Optimising Business Efficiency: The Simms & Associates Approach to Streamlined Workforce Management

Written by:

Dimphy van Heusden

VP Global Marketing

In today’s business landscape, workforce management isn’t just about scheduling shifts and tracking hours. It’s a complex and dynamic process that can significantly impact your organisation’s efficiency, productivity, and bottom line. At Simms & Associates, we understand the challenges that businesses like yours face when it comes to managing their workforce effectively. Let’s dive into the real-world problems and solutions with insights from our case studies.

Problem 1: Lack of Clarity in Workforce Management Roles and Responsibilities

In our case study with a major energy company, we encountered a common issue – a lack of clarity in role scopes and responsibilities within the central team and between different functions and operations. This ambiguity often leads to miscommunication, inefficiencies, and frustration among team members.


Simms & Associates worked collaboratively with the company to provide clarity on their workforce management operating model, specifically by adjusting role scopes and responsibilities. By clearly defining who does what, the organisation was able to streamline its processes and foster better collaboration.

Problem 2: Payroll Issues Stemming from Lack of Visibility

Many businesses grapple with payroll problems that are difficult to resolve due to a lack of visibility into the root causes. Our case studies have shown that these issues can be a significant drain on time and resources.


Through our Workforce Management Effectiveness Check-up, we helped our clients gain visibility into the root causes of payroll issues. By identifying and addressing these issues, businesses were able to reduce errors, save time, and ensure accurate and timely payroll processing.

Problem 3: Underutilised Workforce Management Systems

In another case study, we worked with a global pharmaceutical manufacturer that felt their UKG Dimensions system wasn’t being used to its full potential. This underutilisation of a powerful system can result in missed opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness.


Our team conducted a comprehensive review of the UKG Dimensions system and provided recommendations for optimising its use. By empowering managers with a deeper understanding of the system’s capabilities, the manufacturer was able to harness the full potential of their workforce management technology.

The Benefits of Working with Simms & Associates

When you partner with Simms & Associates, you gain access to a wealth of expertise and solutions to address your workforce management challenges:

  • Clarity and Efficiency: Our services provide clarity in role definitions and responsibilities, leading to more efficient operations.
  • Visibility and Accuracy: We help you gain visibility into root causes, ensuring accurate payroll processing and reducing costly errors.
  • Optimised Technology: If you’re underutilising workforce management technology like UKG Pro Workforce Management (former UKG Dimensions), we can help you unlock its full potential, saving time and resources.
  • Streamlined Processes: Our holistic approach can identify and eliminate duplicate processes, saving you time and money.

Take the Next Step

Are you ready to transform your workforce management practices and overcome the challenges that have been holding your business back? We invite you to learn more about our Workforce Management Effectiveness Check-up and how it can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

Contact us today to discuss how Simms & Associates can help you optimise your workforce management for a more efficient, productive, and profitable future.

Unlock the full potential of your workforce with Simms & Associates. Together, we can achieve excellence in workforce management.

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