Getting Down To Basics with Timeclocks

Keeping Track of Employee Hours

If your company has a considerable employee size, then what better option that to use an automated time clock software to keep track of their employee hours in a very easy way. Adding up timesheets can be a hassle even if your employees are just a few in number. Your time will be taken up computing and adding employee hours each week, and this wastes valuable time which could be used for other productive tasks. Time clock software allows employees to log in for work in any computer that is being used in your office, and this makes it very easy for you at the end of the week to access all the information and tally them up in a matter of seconds. There are many time clock software out there with different features that you can choose from. You don’t know how big your employee base will grow so choose a software that allows for unlimited number of employees. In order not to be delayed with any problems or difficulties with the software, choose the company that offer support for their clients. Most software today are user and visual friendly so employees will not really find it difficult to clock in.

If you are a small business and don’t want to invest in software, then a punch clock will also do as a means of keeping track of employee hours. But this is a very affordable and semi -automated way of tracking your employees’ hours. You can find good bargains for punch clocks if your search online for this item. Although punch clocks are convenient for the employee, there is a disadvantage to the business owner. There is no way that an employee can cheat on his or her time because it keeps an accurate record, but you have to gather all the data and calculate manually how many hours each employee has worked for that payroll period, and so you go back to a non-automated time consuming method. But, it is fun to use punch clocks.

There are still some who use the earliest forms of employee timekeeping in the use of time cards and time sheets. If you really want to save on this tasks, then using time cards and sheets is the best way since you don’t buy any devices to keep time. If you make time cards yourself, then your cost is very minimal. This method has more disadvantages though. For one, dishonest employees can simply put the incorrect data to make it appear that they have worked the actual number of hours even if they have not. When it comes to rounding up time, most employees will round it in their favor rather than give the exact time resulting in a few hours a month you are paying for but getting nothing out of. Another disadvantage is the time you spend adding up employee hours manually. This method actually works out for small starting businesses but you also need to instill honesty in your employees’ minds.

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