Many workers are hourly employees and need to record what hours they are working - some timesheets are simple, just asking the employee to put the number of hours worked. Others are complex - asking start and stop times, lunch breaks, type of work done, etc. Simplifying timesheets can make them more accessible. For the more complicated timesheets, I think it would be great to create some sort of app that let employees ...more »
Doing Your Job
Provide step-by-step job guidance for people with more severe cognitive disabilities. By providing step by step guidance for simple jobs (cleaning, cooking, store stock maintenance) that is tailored to the specific job and person and adding context aware functionality, time to task mastery would be shortened, some who are not capable due to cognitive or mnemonic issues can be employed and soft-skills, the lack of which ...more »
I am a CPA and wok in payroll accounting. I don't know how I would do my job without knowing some of Excel's advanced features. However, I had to go outside the company to get a class on these topics.
You would think companies would want to give employees as many tools as they can just to increase productivity.
A company's intranet often have many of the same issues experienced with Internet accessibility. Intranet accessibility is often the first place an employee will find information on a company's policy, procedures, etc. It has been my experience that intranet accessibility gets less attention than Internet accessibility. Internal access is just as important as external access in terms of accessing the information you ...more »
One thing that I have encountered frequently, both in applying for jobs and on the job, is that people will ignore any communication preferences (e-mail, phone, face-to-face, etc.) that I have specified to them. Or worse yet, there *isn't* any way to specify communication preferences on a given application, so people have to make assumptions which may not necessarily align with my own preferences. For instance, I personally ...more »