Today, more than ever, it’s important for businesses to use time and attendance software. This software will help you increase your revenue and your employees’ productivity, all at the same time. A recent Kessler International survey of service industry and retail employees show that nearly 80 percent of workers have ‘stolen time’, either by misreporting their hours, having others clock them in or out, or even staying on the clock when they aren’t working.
With the year drawing to a close, there are a lot of deadlines breathing down the neck of employers. Whether it is the end of a fiscal year, quarterly review period, or tax season keeping track of all the documentation that is required to stay in regulatory or tax compliance can make this time of year the toughest. Keeping track of all the employee activities that are relevant to this end-of-year scramble can make you feel like you are rushing to the finish line with a filing cabinet strapped to your back. It doesn't have to be this way, because an Employee Tracking System can put all that information at your disposal with a few clicks of a mobile device.
Tracking your employees time sheets with apps is a great way to keep track of when your workers clock in and out. However, there are many other pieces of important information that the time sheet tracking provides you with as a small business owner. In order to ensure you are in compliance with union requirements and labor laws, you must also include records of when your employee is not working. Examples of this include: FMLA time, compensated time, jury duty and vacation. In addition, time sheet tracking helps you identify no-shows, tardy workers, and those that call in sick.
Labour costs and employee productivity are critical components of any business. As companies grow, the processes of tracking working hours and accounting for absences and holidays can become daunting. Errors in tracking employee time can result in overpayments, confusion, and lower employee morale.
Timesheet tracking and attendance tracking are critical for every business. However, you’ll still find that many small businesses track their employees’ time on a simple spreadsheet (or even with pen and paper!). We all know that human error is a real thing, and when it comes to employee attendance, every error can impact your business. This is why timesheet tracking software can be a lifesaver.
Time clock software, also known as attendance software has become invaluable for just about every business out there. Purchasing such a solution may be something that you don’t even think twice about. The same applies to the specifics of the program or the massive impact it is going to have on your business in the near future.
Time and attendance software is handy at assisting employees electronically clock in and out through telephones, internet connected computers, time clocks and mobile devices. In addition to that, the systems monitor mobile employees through geofencing and geolocation. They also manage PTO (paid time off), create employee schedules, and provide business owners or managers with detailed labor data. To ensure you get the most from your software, you must know how to best use it.
While snow may be the farthest thing from your mind, now is the perfect time to revolutionize the holidays for your staff. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a traditionally slow time of year and for small to medium size businesses, the benefits of closing the office may drastically outweigh the cost of staying open. Consider these five reasons to shut down for the holidays this year.
The company water cooler used to be an iconic space for employees to gather and relax but the obsession with productivity has removed the water cooler and left employees strapped to their desk for eight hours a day. Employers are now realizing that it's time to reinstall the water cooler and encourage employees to take small, frequent breaks not only for their own sanity but for the benefit of the company. These are just five of the dozens of reasons that employers need to actively encourage their employees to take small breaks throughout the day.
Maybe you've had the same system for years. A simple excel worksheet or paper schedule may do the trick when everything is running according to plan, but everything may not actually be going as smoothly as you think. If you aren't using time and attendance software, look out for these four hints that you have a timesheet issue.