Organizations of all sizes use time and attendance
systems to record when employees start and stop work, and the department where the work is performed. However, it’s also common to track meals and breaks, the type of work performed
, and the number of items produced. In addition to tracking when employees work, organizations also need to keep tabs on when employees are not working. Vacation
time, compensation time, FMLA time, and jury duty
must be recorded. Some organizations also keep detailed records of attendance issues such as who calls in sick and who comes in late.
A time and attendance system provides many benefits to organizations. It enables an employer to have full control of all employees working hours. It helps control labor costs by reducing over-payments, which are often caused by transcription error, interpretation error and intentional error. Manual
processes are also eliminated as well as the staff needed to maintain them. It is often difficult to comply
with labor regulation, but a time and attendance system is invaluable for ensuring compliance with labor regulations regarding proof of attendance.
Companies with large employee numbers might need to install several time clock stations in order to speed up the process of getting all employees to clock in or out quickly or to record activity in dispersed locations.
Depending on the supplier
, identification method and number of clocking points required, prices vary widely. A time and attendance system protects a company from payroll
fraud and provides both employer and employees with confidence
in the accuracy
of their wage
payments all while improving productivity