Paper Timesheets Could be Costing Your Company

One of the most common issues in tracking employee time is “buddy punching” where one employee punches the clock for another employee is who late to work, leaves early, or is absent altogether. Buddy punching is relatively easy to accomplish when a company collects its time for field or shop employees using paper timesheets, punch cards, bar code badges, or proximity cards. All that is required is for the “buddy” in attendance to fill out the paper timesheet, or to scan the other buddy’s badge or card.

Flexibility is a very, underrated quality - in just about every facet of life.

Being physically flexible allows us to continue to do our everyday activities. In sports, the better your flexibility, the more control you have over your body and the less susceptible you are to injury. As we age, we generally lose flexibility, which in turn, means we lose the ability to do some of the things we could do when we were younger. That’s why it is so important to retain as much flexibility as possible.  Staying flexible significantly reduces the chance of experiencing occasional and chronic back pain and other injuries. Increased flexibility generally reduces stress and releases tension.

Your company has probably been in business for many years. Have you ever given much thought as to how you derived at the business processes that you currently use? Not many people do, but at some point in time, operating in this manner probably was the most efficient method for your company. Is it still the most efficient, productive method? You be the judge.

One of the important considerations in designing business software is flexibility. No two companies operate the same way. In fact, there can be huge disparities in business processes between enterprises of similar sizes. As a software entity, you can’t afford to base your design on one particular framework as you can severely limit the market you sell to. Instead, to cover as wide a range of scenarios as possible, flexibility has to become one of your primary development goals.

Are you considering upgrading your time collection system? With the tremendous advances in technology, mobility in construction has become a very hot item. Companies large and small are taking the mobile plunge. I thought I would take this opportunity to review the most popular motives for upgrading your system in the hope that this can help some of our readers.

The reasons for upgrading mobile time clock applications are many, but generally fall into 4 categories: 

Saturday, 03 September 2016 10:51

Buddy Punching Issues In Mobile Time Tracking

Welcome to the latest edition of MobileTime, a blog about the issues affecting mobile time tracking and the construction industry in general.  Our goal for this blog is to provide useful, helpful information presented in a concise format to our customers and all others who might benefit. Today's article discusses the issue of Buddy Punching in mobile time tracking.

 

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