03 November 2022
Freeing up HR admin time, reducing absenteeism and improving
punctuality are just some of the benefits that employers achieve by investing
in a time and attendance solution.
Modern automated time and
attendance systems require employees to touch or swipe to identify themselves
and record their working hours as they enter or leave an area of work. In
its simplest form, a typical time and attendance system
comprises of the following:
- Hardware – Time
and Attendance terminals (employee time clocks) or Smartphones.
Credentials or Media – Proximity Cards, Fobs, Fingerprint or Facial
- Software – Business
application for automating and managing time and attendance processes.
Most time and attendance systems rely on ethernet enabled
hardware to facilitate the transfer of time and attendance related data in real
time. However, for some employers, the introduction of a time and attendance
system may be seen as a prohibitive, particularly if they are working from
sites with little network or no power.
Play Clocking In Machines
Thankfully, the availability of plug and play system deployments
mean that employers can still take advantage of the benefits of time and
attendance, even when a real time system may not be viable.
Clocking in machines such as TouchStar’s own Nohmad does exactly this. Such devices can
either be mounted in a permanent location or used as a portable option for
remote workforces. With the ability to integrate rechargeable batteries, it can
also be used in areas with little or no power.
Then there are the latest employee time tracking apps such as
GeoConnectMe. User friendly and intuitive, these time
clock apps provide the functionality to record clock in and clock out activity
alongside other useful statuses.
Each option can provide individual authentication of clocking
activity, from which employers are able to extract the data to ensure accurate reporting
and that information is still available for both HR and Payroll functions.
Make Real Cost
and Efficiency Savings with Time and Attendance Systems
On top of
all the operational benefits, digitising your business’s time and attendance
management is now more accessible than ever before. These systems can tighten
many processes that add up to real cost savings over time. To find out how
a time and attendance solution could fit into
your organisation, get in touch with our expert team today.