Calamari is a cloud-based human belongings decision that gives two modules: go away administration and clock in/out suppliers. It means you can plan and observe all types of absences, along with paid day off, sick go away, and distant work. The app boosts your workers’ productiveness by simplifying attendance and go away administration. In this interview we heard from Tomasz Majewski, Co-Founder & CTO of Calamari concerning the benefits they supply and the way in which ahead for HR significantly with distant work and world teams.
Table of Contents
- 1 Please describe the story behind Calamari: Where did it start and the way in which has it developed to date?
- 2 What can Calamari present organizations?
- 3 Did you experience any enterprise impacts introduced on by the Covid-19 Pandemic?
- 4 With distant work becoming additional eternal, how can Calamari assist organizations in exactly managing their working time?
- 5 There has been an unlimited change throughout the HR enterprise beforehand decade with the developments in experience and the rise of artificial intelligence. Are there any traits or utilized sciences that you simply simply uncover considerably fascinating?
- 6 Where do you see the way in which ahead for the HR enterprise heading?
Please describe the story behind Calamari: Where did it start and the way in which has it developed to date?
In the beginning, there have been three of us, each expert in quite a few IT fields (and additional). Today our crew consists of 20 of us. Our experience are centered on IT and Java nonetheless each specific particular person throughout the crew is unique and brings value to our agency. The enchancment of Calamari is based on altering methods of software program program enchancment which requires openness and honesty with our customers.
We wanted to create the reply for HR administration which:
- is stylish and designed to work larger and additional intuitive than the choices we’ve acknowledged,
- will automate all potential processes to unburden the HR specialists,
- is straightforward to utilize for a corporation methods particular person and doesn’t require a really very long time to find methods to make use of it,
- makes the entire HR administration processes faster,
- is minimalistic, easy to utilize, and customizable,
- isn’t overloaded with options, merely doing what it must do,
- is leaving, frequently modernized and updated,
- is oriented on the patron’s particular person and tailor-made primarily based totally on their desires determined primarily based totally on the dialog with the patron.
What can Calamari present organizations?
The fairly a number of prospects of the stylish employee market ship points with surroundings pleasant crew administration. Especially throughout the case of a dispersed crew (which happens sometimes these days). Calamari helps not solely with managing time and absences nonetheless can even be an unlimited help in problem planning.
When it entails durations when the supply of the appropriate employees is vital, Calamari lets them deal with and plan absences one of the simplest ways they obtained’t collide with deliberate initiatives. In situations of hyper-rivals, it’s a necessary part of a company’s work optimization. Entrepreneurs must be not solely extraordinarily specialised of their self-discipline however as well as frequently open to new strategies of accelerating effectivity. Calamari can also help them optimize the time wished to create all of the required HR paperwork.
Did you experience any enterprise impacts introduced on by the Covid-19 Pandemic?
2020 was a tricky yr and we wanted to freeze the works on new software program program nonetheless we nonetheless can discover our targets. Lockdown was a annoying time with mounted accompaniment of uncertainty. Covid-19 Pandemic stunted our improvement and we noticed the decreased number of customers.
At the beginning of May, points modified and we slowly obtained to our ft. We went once more to a gentle number of customers and the module Calamari Clock In (centered on time monitoring) began to realize new shoppers.
Our crew has grown by 6 of us and we cross the magical number of 100 worldwide areas the place Calamari is used. In 2020 we made 56 new releases with new choices of our product.
With distant work becoming additional eternal, how can Calamari assist organizations in exactly managing their working time?
What is no doubt one of many sturdy sides of Calamari, is the reality that our decision might be useful for the whole group. That means, it not solely helps the HR division in documenting information and creating tales nonetheless will be utilized daily by all the employees to:
- larger problem planning
- deal with their very personal time by the day primarily based totally on the supply of coworkers,
- administration their day-off limits with out involving the HR crew,
- administration their labored hours, lateness, and overwork,
- doc time spent on a given problem.
Because of these and loads of additional choices that Calamari provides, it’s an superior instrument for work time administration in companies the place numerous the workers don’t need refined problem administration devices like Jira or Basecamp. Thanks to our straightforward problem time monitoring it’s easier for the managers to current their distant workers the freedom that’s wished for them to actually really feel trusted. It moreover resolves the issue of the employees working for hours, by letting them doc the exact time they spent working beneath a given exercise.
Access to precise-time attendance lists, the company’s journey calendar, and timesheets allow controlling workers’ working time, detecting abnormalities and abuses which make them easier to stipulate and take away.
There has been an unlimited change throughout the HR enterprise beforehand decade with the developments in experience and the rise of artificial intelligence. Are there any traits or utilized sciences that you simply simply uncover considerably fascinating?
What we uncover most fascinating throughout the newest traits are positively:
- distant work, distant hiring course of, and hybrid work – which might be fascinating as an issue and as an issue; discovering the options for these factors with the suited devices and processes optimize by proper this second’s actuality is what makes us excited;
- mounted modifications throughout the particular person interface to make interacting with the software program program the most effective, pure, and best within the similar devices, following their metamorphosis introduced on by the very fact they exist in;
- connection of many devices and loads of areas the place workers information are saved and managing them is one different fascinating case for us;
- picks primarily based totally on information linked to the long run, forecasting – moreover primarily based totally on HR information and linked to the way in which ahead for human belongings administration itself.
Where do you see the way in which ahead for the HR enterprise heading?
We suppose the course of the HR enterprise is heading to the aim the place small entrepreneurs might want to get the good HR administration service remotely. That means they obtained’t basically must have the HR specialist amongst their workers nonetheless need to have this opportunity. Fast-growing start-ups will most likely be deciding on stylish, easy-to-implement choices.
In the case of a fair larger enterprise, they’ll perhaps be heading to consolidate small methods proper right into a fewer number of choices which is likely to be greatest to utilize and possibly essentially the most superior throughout the self-discipline of on-line information provide methods.
What is additional potential, is the disappearance of small accounting workplaces in the event that they don’t adapt with the situations and head in route of on-line administration devices.