A Mobile based casual labourers management and payment solution
Casual workers or casual labourers are workers who have an explicit or implicit contract of employment which is not expected to continue for more than a short period of time, and whose duration is to be determined by the specific terms of employment or specific task to be carried out. In the management of these casual labourers, the data collected has replication of data records including the daily or weekly registration of names, national id, and phone numbers. These records are also very prone to change because casual labourers are labour brokers, who can move from one employer to another without notice or any legal approval making calculation of wages very cumbersome and dynamic. There is also a high insecurity risk of theft in paying cash to the casuals in these workers in the remote working sites. The developed prototype has used agile methodology coming up with a web and mobile component. The web component handles project and task definition, reporting and user management. The mobile component allows for field data collection. Service Oriented Architecture was used, so as to allow connections to payment and SMS gateways. The developed prototype also got an overall acceptance rating of 80% using usability testing and 75% on functional testing.