Although it may seem like a minor part of your business’ daily routine, how your employees arrive and leave is essential. When they clock in, they also have to clock out, and it directly influences how professionally run your business is.
If staff members are consistently early or late, it can have a negative impact on your business. As you know, attendance is a key task of any business. It’s one of the reasons why we implemented our clocking in system, which simplifies the process for you.
The importance of clocking in and out
One of the reasons it’s essential to have a clock in and out system is because your payroll department needs to calculate how much to pay staff members. In the past, the way to monitor clocked out staff was through punch cards or extensive paperwork.
To clock in and out remains something of a mantra to employees to this day – its part of working life, signalling the end of their day. And while a strong work-life balance is important for a happy workforce, from a business perspective you can benefit from modern technology to make the process more streamlined.
The advantages of employee clock in systems
The main advantage of clocking in systems for small businesses is so you can have an indisputable record of exactly when an employee arrived and left your workplace. It’s an unprecedented level of accuracy that businesses, until recently, simply couldn’t hope to achieve.
And while you can use it to accurately work out pay, at the same time you can keep track with issues such as:
- Sick days
- Poor time keeping on lunch breaks
So with a staff clock in and out system and you can keep an effective track of employee conduct. The level of accuracy also ensures you will only ever pay the right amount – and that in turn provides you with insights on how much employees are costing you.
From the perspective of your workforce, a time clock for employees allows them to take more control over their working day. Often they can enter their details into an employees clocking system, so it is in their interest to be on time, as well as accurately document the time they are putting in.
It also ensures there are fewer mistakes on an annual business, which greatly reduces the chances of enduring disputes with your staff. Again, that is a time saver and helps to build a stronger relationship with your workforce. But it will also save money in the event of any mistakes that leave staff unpaid. But you also have proof in the event a staff member is consistently late, which can help with terminations and even employment tribunals should events lead to court proceedings.
So, now you know what makes a good clocking in system for a small business as well as how it can benefit you. If you are in need of further information on our clocking in system get in touch at 0113 868 0124 today.