ORLANDO, Fla.--(Empower Software Solutions, a leading provider of workforce and human resources (HR) solutions, announced Eurofresh Farms has generated productivity gains as a result of their use of EmpowerTime™ and EmpowerHR/Pay™. Specifically, the company has been better able to manage pay for piece rate work, a topic Kevin Jensen, Director of Information Technology at Eurofresh Farms, will discuss today at EmpowerFocus, Empower Software’s user conference.)--
“The interface to EmpowerTime and EmpowerHR/Pay is simple and we now have a lot more HR functionality than we had with our prior solution. Plus, our annual payroll management costs have decreased.”
Arizona-based Eurofresh produces over 140 million pounds yearly of U.S. grown pesticide residue free tomatoes and cucumbers that are sold nationwide to major grocery retail chains and club stores. It employs over 1,100 people and initiated piece rate pay incentives to improve employee productivity. Piece rate work rewards employees who perform at a higher level while maintaining strict quality guidelines. According to Jensen, “We chose EmpowerTime because it was the only time-and-attendance solution that calculated piece rate work the way we needed.” Together with RFID tags, EmpowerTime calculates an average of 150 entries a day per employee to gauge final employee pay. As a result of initiating piece rate work technology and pay incentives, Eurofresh has seen employee productivity increase an average of 200-250%.
Additionally, in 2012, Eurofresh implemented EmpowerHR/Pay. Says Jensen, “The interface to EmpowerTime and EmpowerHR/Pay is simple and we now have a lot more HR functionality than we had with our prior solution. Plus, our annual payroll management costs have decreased.”
Jensen adds, “EmpowerTime and EmpowerHR/Pay have helped us improve the productivity of our employees while simplifying our processes.”
“Eurofresh Farms is a great example of a company that leverages technology to better reward and incentivize employees,” says Jim Hoefflin, President and CEO of Empower Software Solutions. “We are proud of the results they have achieved leveraging our solutions and look forward to helping them generate more productivity gains.”
About Eurofresh Farms
Eurofresh, Inc. was founded in 1992 with the establishment of a 10-acre greenhouse facility in Willcox, Arizona. The company operates 318 acres of high-tech, state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities that produce over 140 million pounds of U.S. grown, certified pesticide residue free tomatoes and cucumbers every year. Eurofresh Farms products are sold in grocery retail chains and club stores throughout the U.S.
About Empower Software Solutions
Empower Software Solutions provides innovative human resources solutions for thousands of organizations, from small businesses to Fortune 500® companies – including several of the largest U.S. retailers. Empower Software’s integrated human resources suite features HR/payroll, tax filing and compliance outsourcing, workforce management, talent management, and time and attendance solutions. Whether cloud-based or on-premise, via laptop or mobile device, Empower Software believes in providing flexible solutions and superior technology to help businesses efficiently and effectively manage the employee lifecycle and enhance company performance. For more information about Empower Software Solutions, visit www.empowersoftware.com.
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