Close Out Clocks
In the past, employees had to use punch cards to mark their time of arrival in their offices. This is a cumbersome system that was open to lots of abuse and inefficiencies. Those who were assigned to keep track of them had to devote a large amount of time trying to record everything. Even then, it was difficult to do so with good accuracy. The advent of digital technology changed all these. Modern clocking systems make use of accurate digital timers to instantly record data inputs. Companies all over the world have made the switch in order to get the following benefits
Time-in and time-out are crucial when it comes to payments. If the system is inaccurate, then the employees may get compensation that is smaller than what they deserve. This will reduce morale and increase frustration around the workplace. The opposite will also be problematic. If the inaccuracies lead to bigger compensation, then the company's earnings will fall. This will make it harder for the business to spend on equipment upgrades, operational costs, and other projects. Digital clocking systems are fair to all concerned parties. What transpires in the real world is what's reflected in the records including overtime and extra shifts.
Efficient Time Keeping
Anything that is done manually will be subject to human error. The task will also require a massive amount of time on aggregate compared to automated systems. Imagine the payroll staff having to check the punch cards one by one to compute the number of hours rendered by the employees. They could instead devote precious resources to more productive tasks that will benefit the company. With electronic recording, all they have to do is pull out the data which are already formatted and ready for processing. With just a few clicks, they can be finished with their tasks. Verification is just as easy.
Automated clocking systems are much harder to game than manual ones. In the past, it may have been possible for some to pretend that they got into the office on time when they actually arrived late. They could say that they did overtime work even if they left the office quite early. Now this is much harder to pull off given the built-in features that prevent all that. Employees will realize that they truly need to come on time as their arrival will be recorded down to the exact time stamp. The machine does not discriminate or give favours.
With a digital platform, it is easier to deploy the system across a wide variety of applications. Offices are just the tip of the iceberg. It can, for instance, be accessed by employees who are working off-site whether in their own homes or in strategic field locations. This is excellent for industries that require shifts outside of the regular office hours as adjustments and monitoring are a breeze. The managers and payroll staff will be able to check attendance readily at any point throughout the day.