Many companies seem to think that the main function of a time and attendance system is to enable employees to clock in and out and to keep records of their working time however a time and attendance system goes beyond just monitoring the presence of employees as well as being able to manage attendance the system must be able to manage absenteeism especially short and frequent and planned absences which can be very disruptive to businesses.
The main function of a time & attendance system should be the biometric software which is being used at the workplace to establish reliable records of the hours’ employees work. With the increase in employees clocking on the coworker’s employers have looked towards new technologies to reduce search fraud a biometric device became a reliable way of collecting clocking data as employees have to be present to enter the biometric details the most used technology in biometric time and attendance is fingerprint with face recognition coming second. Now which one to implement at a company depends largely on the top of the industry and work environment, for example, a standard fingerprint device might be ideal in offices or warehouse but not necessarily suitable in a refinery or on a construction site because the technology itself relies heavily on the fingerprint quality of the user.
Computime is a UK based company specialising in workforce management solutions including time and attendance and access control. We are currently providing free consultations to businesses throughout the UK. If you are considering updating your system or introducing one please call us on 0113 868 0124 to book a date with one of our consultants, thank you.